Holt CC suffer another defeat despite encouraging opening partnership

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Holt suffered a 125 run defeat away to Reepham & Salle in their latest Norfolk League encounter.

After winning the toss, and choosing to bowl first, Holt saw Reepham & Salle make 233-6 before being bowled out for 108.

The hosts lost opener R Allen (8) early on, bowled by Thaxter. P Harwood and J Hollis then played themselves in, and got the innings going, putting on 54 for the second wicket.

Collyer bowled his 10 overs straight through for Holt, going for 14 runs. Mears (1-62) got P Harwood (28) caught at first slip by M Spillett but Hollis continued to accumulate and accelerated as his innings went on.

Wilson (14) showed good attacking intent before he was caught and bowled by Chapman with the score on 106. Playford then joined Hollis, whose good innings came to an end on 68 when he was also caught and bowled by Chapman (2-53), leaving Reepham and Salle 123-4.


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Playford and Nickerson then pushed Reepham and Salle onto a big score. They added a brisk 70 run partnership before Thaxter dismissed Nickerson (31), caught well by J Rutterford. Playford got to a well made fifty, before Thaxter (3-35) bowled him for 51. G Wright (15 not out) and Meek (6 not out) then played quick cameos at the end to get Reepham and Salle to 233-6.

Chapman and M Spillett got Holt off to a solid start and looked comfortable on an excellent wicket, but with the score on 47, Chapman was caught behind by Playford off Meek. M Spillett and Thaxter then kept the scoreboard ticking and added 22 before Thaxter (16) was caught at midwicket by Nickerson off R Allen. Holt then lost M Spillett (27), who was caught at square leg by Nickerson off Meek.

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D Rutterford and Collyer contributed 19 runs together, but with the score on 89, D Rutterford (8) was bowled by Meek (3-15) and then Collyer (11) was bowled by R Allen (2-48), leaving Holt 89-5. Bayley and J Rutterford then added 13 runs before Bayley (2) was bowled by Lester. J Rutterford (4) was then caught and bowled by W Allen.

Holt continued to lose wickets quickly, as Barrell (2) and S Baker (2) were both bowled by Lester (3-1), and Edge was bowled by W Allen (2-4), leaving Holt all out for 108s. This result kept Holt without a win this season and they remain bottom of the table. Holt are away to East Harling in their next league encounter.

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