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Bledlow vs Holton & Wheatley

Sunday 23 May 2010

Original Short Report by Alan Banyard

First defeat for Holton.

This was a new venue for Holton - and what a fantastic place to play cricket.  Superb rural location, terrific facilities and a steam train going by every 20 minutes.

In very hot weather (27oC), against better than average opposition, on a good, if sloping track, Holton managed only 140 and despite a late flurry of wickets, Bledlow won the game with 3 wickets to spare.

Nevertheless, there were some good performances, notably from Graham Nichols (33) who held the innings together as wickets fell, Simon Robinson (17) in his first game of the season), Graham Hawkins (13 not out) and Neil Robinson who put on 24 for the last wicket.

In the bowling department, Kiran Nair took 3 wickets for 31 and Binoy Masters took 2 for 21 in his first game for Holton.