LUCKY Jack Holder escaped largely unhurt from an alarming crash while racing for Peterborough in the SGB Championship on Sunday.

Pirates' Aussie ace collided with Berwick's Nick Morris heading into the first turn of heat 15 at the East of England Showground, with both riders careering into the air fence at high speed.

Although Holder and Morris were on the deck for some time, both walked back to the pits on their own steam, although the former elected not to return to the tapes for the re-run.

It is understood the 21-year-old sustained only minor injuries and he ended with 11 points to his name, helping the Panthers to a 54-38 victory.

Elsewhere, Poole skipper Hans Andersen enjoyed a fruitful meeting for his Polish second-tier club, Lodz.

The Dane scored 14 points in a 49-41 win at Rzeszow and was only denied a full maximum when he was beaten by Dawid Lampart on his final ride.

Pirates number one Grzegorz Zengota banked nine points as Leszno succumbed to a 51-39 defeat at Wroclaw in the Polish top flight.

A guest booking for Somerset on Saturday proved a profitable exercise for Brady Kurtz, the former Australian champion picking up 10 points from five rides at Leicester.

He helped the Rebels earn a point from a 48-42 defeat.