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Late collapse results in Exhall’s cup exit

Exhall & Wixford’s run in the National Village Cup ended at the first hurdle after they were edged out by hosts Filllongley on Sunday, reports David Lawrence

Victory looked to be within their grasp but a late batting collapse saw them skittled out nine runs short of their target.

Fillongley won the toss, opted to bat first and duly posted 62 for the first wicket. But with opener Taylor Gilder (34) back in the pavilion, the Exhall bowlers then threatened to take control, reducing their hosts to 80-5. Robert Perry (3-16) and Richard Layton (2-16) were the star turns, bowling eight overs apiece.

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