Holt CC remain bottom of table after being bowled out for 75


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Holt suffered yet another defeat in their latest league encounter at home to Beetley, losing by 55 runs after being bowled out for 75.

Holt won the toss and chose to field first. Beetley's openers were watchful against some disciplined bowling from Thaxter, whose first six overs were all maidens.

In his seventh Thaxter (1-7) got the breakthrough, dismissing G Hinchcliffe (13), who edged to Chapman at slip.

N Calvert (9) was caught at point by Mears off Faherty (1-19) before Taylor and M Hinchcliffe put on a 40 to get their side into a solid position on 87-2.

Holt needed wickets, so Chapman brought himself and he dismissed Taylor (25), stumped by D Rutterford. Mears then bowled M Calvert (3) and M Hinchcliffe and A Greef put on 13, before Chapman dismissed Greef (5).

Chapman had his third wicket when he bowled Hinchcliffe (29). Simpson (1) was next to go, as he was stumped by Rutterford off Chapman, who now had four. Chapman (5-32) then got his five-for when he bowled Clarke (2). Mears (2-18) then had Mitchell caught at slip by M Spillett, leaving Beetley 118-9. Corden and Jones then got Beetley to 130-9 in their 45 overs.

After the interval, Holt went in pursuit of 131, but with the score on 15, Chapman (5) was caught at gully by Hinchcliffe off M Calvert. Spillett (7) was next to go, caught at point by A Greef off Hinchcliffe. It was 26-3 when D Rutterford (6) was bowled by M Calvert (2-20).

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Thaxter and Collyer then put on 15 runs together,before Thaxter (9) was caught behind by Mitchell off Hinchcliffe. Holt kept losing wickets, as Faherty (2) was bowled by Hinchcliffe (3-24).

Holt were 51-6 when Collyer (8) was caught by the wicket-keeper Mitchell off Jones (1-8) amd Greef (3-18) then picked up three wickets in quick succession, dismissing Rutterford (5), Barrell and Buttle. Holt were 51-9. Baker and Mears were the last batting pair for Holt, and they showed the most resistance, batting for around 10 overs and featuring in Holt's best partnership of 24. Baker (6) and Mears (14 not out) looked like getting Holt to a second batting point, but with the score on 75, Baker was caught off Corden (1-5).

Holt remain firmly bottom of the table and their next game is away to second place Reepham and Salle. The club were grateful to Paul Buttle for sponsoring the game.