Egerton Park beaten in County League T20 semi-final

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Egerton Park narrowly missed out on the County League T20 Bowl regional final after losing a hard-fought semi-final against Division One side Houghton and Thurnby.

Park, who play two divisions lower than their opponents gave a good account of themselves in the Monday night fixture.

Electing to bat first, the Melton side were happy to post 161 off their 20 overs. But with a maximum of four overs per bowler and Tom Barnard out injured, they were always one bowler short as the visitors made a late surge to claim victory with six balls to spare.

Egerton Park: S. Rose 37, T. Glover 23, Z. Hussain 37*, C. Madden 39, D. Burdett 1, B Simons 2*, Extras 22. Total: 161-4.

Houghton: 163-4.

Bowling: K. Panchal 4-0-19-1; N. Watchorn 4-0-20-0; J. Woolcock 3-0-29-0; Z. Hussain 4-0-32-1; S. Rose 4-0-54-1.