Robinson, Morgan, all-rounder Blundell, Edney, Hickman, wicketkeeper David Hanson and the emerging Andy Radcliffe formed a sound batting backbone.

The accurate, durable Holland continued to trouble the best batsmen and was unlucky never to have played minor county cricket. The left-armer was not much faster than medium, but he swung the ball late and sharply.

One of the few 1986 highlights was a first victory over St Albans for 15 years.

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