Meadows fall to an opening day defeat

Belper v Langley Mill cricket action. Belper Batsman is Tom Buckley
Belper v Langley Mill cricket action. Belper Batsman is Tom Buckley
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BELPER Meadows first XI fell to an opening day Derbyshire County Cricket League division two defeat against Langley Mill United firsts.

‘the follow on’ Division 2

Belper Meadows (5pts) 132 all out [39.5 overs] (Tom Buckley 56, Jeff Wharton 3-17, Dave Farnsworth 3-6) lost to Langley Mill Utd (22pts) 133-7 [42 overs] (Paul Bailey 57*, Matt Murfin 4-37) by three wickets

The first day was one which saw a large number of games cancelled due to sodden pitches after persistent rainfall in the days leading up to the start of the campaign and Meadows seconds had their division 8N game at Denby fourths cancelled. Denby seconds at home to Aston-on-Trent also fell victim.

Amateurs

Belper Amateurs firsts also tasted first day defeat when they went down by 38 runs at Duffield seconds in division 5N.

Duffield 2nds (27pts) 146-6 [46 overs] (Adam Short 43, Mark Antill 41, Paul Spencer 4-35) beat Belper Amateurs (4pts) 108 all out [41 overs] (William Eisenberg 4-21, M Poyner 3-33) by 38 runs.

Duffield thirds had their home game against Matlock thirds in division 9N cancelled.