Herts Cricket League: Hatfield & Crusaders wait for promotion goes on after Holtwhites loss

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 August 2018

Sam Edge was the one to stand out with the bat as Hatfield & Crusaders lost to Holtwhites Trinibis. Picture : Karyn Haddon

Sam Edge was the one to stand out with the bat as Hatfield & Crusaders lost to Holtwhites Trinibis. Picture : Karyn Haddon

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Hatfield & Crusaders had their lead at the top of SHCL Division Five A halved after an emphatic defeat at Holtwhites Trinibis 2nds.

Having lost a crucial toss and been inserted by the hosts on a tricky pitch, H&C struggled to adapt to the conditions and an excellent bowling display from Holtwhites saw them struggle to 32-6.

Only Sam Edge provided any real resistance with the bat, a defiant 28 dragging the team to a below-par 88 all out.

That effort was never likely to threaten promotion-chasing Holtwhites, who reached their target in the 25th over with seven wickets to spare.

With two games remaining, Hatfield & Crusaders still occupy top spot and with a lead of 29 points, one win from the final two fixtures will be enough to secure promotion.

They host Bentley Heath on Saturday.

There was similar disappointment for the other sides, as the seconds lost by 125 runs at home to Boxmoor and the thirds were defeated by four wickets by Hoddesdon 4ths.

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