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Cricket | 8th August 2019

Gordon anchors team innings



LANGHOLM 2nds enjoyed a four-wicket victory over Stainton last Friday, thanks to a well-rounded young bowling attack and the hard work of Davie Gordon anchoring the innings with the bat.
After losing the toss and being put into bat, skipper John Bell lasted for three overs before lobbing one to the cover fielder off the bowling of Hodgeson for 6.
Chris Stewart lasted for two balls before being bowled in the same over. With the score on 9, Gordon joined Jaimie Ashton-Smith and they slowly rebuilt, bringing the score to 31 off 8 overs before Ashton-Smith was caught off the tight bowling of Lancaster for 10.
Jonathan Wilkes joined Gordon and continued to build with Wilkes putting on 11 before being bowled by Lancaster in the 13th over.
Aidan Wilson, after a couple of nervy balls, began to look big as he went for a quick fire 13 before being clean-bowled by Coleman, with Langholm on 65.
Jack Pool and Gordon looked to accelerate the score, putting on 29 in 3 overs before Pool was bowled by Coleman on 18.
Stuart Duggan saw out the final few balls, with Gordon bringing the score to 105-6. Duggan finished 4 not out and Gordon showed great commitment for his 27 not out.
Stainton started well and openers Tallis and Greenwood took them to 26 before Wilkes clean-bowled Greenwood for 11.
In the next over Jay Gordon had Tallis caught behind by Bell on 10. Langholm began to put the squeeze on and Pool took Graham’s wicket in his first over, with Stainton on 37.
This started a collapse and four wickets fell in four overs. Another change of bowling brought a wicket from the other end as Ryan Johnstone took a composed catch under a high ball to get Dadley Jnr, off Wilson’s bowling.
Pool struck again, getting Kirkman out for a duck in the 12th over. Wilson removed Lancaster when he holed out the short ball straight to Stewart.
Coleman joined Elliott and they looked to turn the tide after a flurry of wickets and took the score to 68 before Stewart clean-bowled Elliott for 9.
Two overs later Jay Gordon got his second wicket, removing Greenwood for 3. After trying to hit big and bring Stainton back into the game, Coleman fell for 22 to Johnstone and Stewart took his second high catch of the game.
In the final over Ashton-Smith, fielding in the deep, ran out Hodgeson with a brilliant direct hit, departing for 3, leaving Dadley Snr not out on 3 and Stainton all out for 87.
This was a great win for the 2nds in an exciting game, led by a great, all-round bowling performance and a batting innings featuring several good big hitting cameos and anchored by Davie Gordon.

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