IT WAS certainly Miller time for Bradford & Bingley after they beat Castleford in the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup.

Bingley’s overseas player Corey Miller scored 119 as the home side racked up 277-7 before dismissing the Yorkshire Premier League North champions for 142 in a second-round upset.

The Australian Under-19 player confidently knocked the ball around, with both himself and Yorkshire player Will Luxton determined to not allow Castleford’s three spinners to settle.

In fact it was a day when five Wagon Lane teenagers shone as apart from 19-year-old Luxton, who added 86 for the second wicket with Miller, off-spinners Lachlan Doidge, 17, who took 5-23, and 18-year-old Reece Cockshott (3-31) hastened Castleford’s demise from 76-2.

All this after opening bowlers Yasir Abbas and Jack Luxton, Will’s 18-year-old brother, had bowled a tight line, with Jack adding to Bingley’s teenage kicks by taking two wickets.

Miller, 19, from Sydney, said of his Bradford League career so far: “It has been good, but it has been challenging with a tough first two games.

“The pitch was good and their bowling attack was good, but fortunately I got a start and went on with it.”

Miller added: “We were happy to get 270 on that wicket by tea, and we backed ourselves with the ball and things went our way and we got the job done.

“Our spinners did awesome, with young Doidgy and Reece. It depends on the draw as to how far we can go but we back ourselves to beat anyone if we play to our best.

“As for the league, if we can put performances like that on the board every week we can finish somewhere near the top, and we certainly want to better our eighth-place finish of last year.”

Although Castleford’s ground fielding generally stood up to the task, it was noticeable how Bingley’s batters advanced down the wicket to spinners David Wainwright, Jack Young and Ed Morrison, never allowing them to settle and took them for 172 runs in 29 overs.

By contrast, Doidge and Cockshott, who was standing in for Bradley Reeve, bowled a tight line and never gave Castleford’s batters any width, taking a combined 8-54 in 16.2 overs as the visitors spooned chances into the outfield.

Bingley won the toss and used soft hands to deaden the ball as it moved off the seam, Will Luxton becoming more expansive after a steady start alongside fellow opener Jacob Slator.

Luxton greeted Young by hitting him for two fours in his first over, and pulled former Yorkshire and Derbyshire spinner Wainwright for a six over the indoor nets.

Left-hander Miller, who missed Bingley’s first two matches, lost Luxton to a mid-wicket pull and Kyme Tahirkheli to a filthy caught and bowled.

The Sydneysider made Castleford pay for dropping him in the covers on 78, and found good allies in skipper Ed Brown (30) and Doidge (35no), who used his wrists well to flick one over mid-wicket for a maximum.

A stunning six over extra cover was the highlight of Miller’s knock and Bingley happily ate their food in the neatly revamped tea room on the first floor of the pavilion.

The accuracy of Abbas and Jack Luxton immediately put Castleford on the back foot, and Doidge and Cockshott then hastened the end for a below-par side who have already lost two league matches - as many as they did in the whole of last season.

This wasn’t the only upset, however, as Hoylandswaine, runners-up in 2015-17, lost to fellow Huddersfield League side Scholes, while Hanging Heaton, winners in 2013 and 2018, lost by three wickets to Honley, for whom Yorkshire’s Will Fraine made 84.

Ossett, third in the Bradford Premier League, lost by five wickets to Batley, who are 10th, while holders New Farnley, who are second, seemed certain to go out to Broad Oak on a good day for the Huddersfield League.

The latter only needed 190 to win and were 143-3, Alex Lilley taking a hat-trick in the final over as New Farnley won by 26 runs.

Yorkshire all-rounder Matthew Waite had the innings of the day, however, hitting 150 for Bradford League leaders Methley in their 289-5 as they beat Kirkburton by 60 runs.