Experience just beat youthful spirit as the veterans of Holkham snatched victory over tourists from Oundle School.

Holkham lost quick wickets to some lively bowling, but Todd (35) hung in to provide an anchor. Corrigan (52), Matthews (33no) and the explosive arrival of Peel (21no) – with three sixes in the final over – propelled the hosts to 189.

Oundle’s reply was soon in trouble as Heasman (3-23) ripped through the top order.

The school side dug in resolutely, and needed just 30 off 12 overs but home skipper Goulding’s late burst of 3-12 proved decisive, with the visitors 10 runs short.