Gallery & Slideshow: Hyde blow away poor Radlett side
PUBLISHED: 18:07 18 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009
Saracens Herts League Division Four Radlett 3rds 101-10 Hatfield Hyde 102-2 PROMOTED Hatfield Hyde bounced back from last week s defeat in emphatic fashion at home to Radlett 3rds on yesterday. Captain Barry Griffith asked his players for a response to t
Saracens Herts League Division Four
Radlett 3rds 101-10 Hatfield Hyde 102-2
PROMOTED Hatfield Hyde bounced back from last week's defeat in emphatic fashion at home to Radlett 3rds on yesterday.
Captain Barry Griffith asked his players for a response to the disappointing performance against North Mymms 2nds and he certainly got that.
Welcoming back potential match-winner Ryan King, Hyde won the toss on Saturday and elected to field first and they soon skittled their opponents from Cobden Hill for 101.
Hyde then knocked off the runs for the loss of just two wickets for a comfortable 30 Herts League points.
On an overcast day with showers forecast, it was important to get into the wickets early and King did just that, taking a caught and bowled in the second over.
Another wicket for King soon followed before his new ball partner, Malik Hussain, got into the action as Radlett fell to 12-3. King then picked up his third wicket as Hyde looked to turn the screw.
Ben Tobin replaced Hussain and he picked up the wicket of the Radlett skipper thanks to a snick behind to wicketkeeper Matt Maskell.
When Tobin excellently caught the dangerous Arumugam off his own bowling, Radlett were reeling at 59-7.
This soon became 63-8 as Shujaat Rajput joined in on the wicket-taking.
Gitay and youngster Charles led a brief fightback for Radlett as they chanced their arm trying to blast their way out of trouble.
But Rajput picked up his second wicket thanks to a good catch from Abi Waqas to finish with 2-9.
Mark Catterick was introduced late on and he wrapped things up by taking the wicket of Charles as Radlett were left stunned by the home side.
Radlett were all out for 101 as the Hyde bowlers shared the spoils with King leading the way with 3-26.
Tobin also took 2-34, Hussain 1-13 and Catterick 1-8.
It was an excellent performance with the ball, but on a tough wicket Hyde knew they would still have to work hard to get the win.
Abi Waqas moved up the order to open with Maskell and he got the innings off to an explosive start.
He hit a quickfire 25 as Hyde moved to 39 from only six overs before Waqas fell.
Skipper Griffith joined Maskell at the crease but the score was soon 44-2 as the keeper fell for 19, caught trying to pull a ball that stopped on him slightly.
Kev Gray joined Griffith and the pair put on an unbroken stand of 58 to steady the nerves and see Hyde home excellently.
Both players batted very well in tough conditions as the rain drizzled towards the end, each finishing on 21 not out.
It was a superb team performance from the King George V-based side and they will be hoping for more of the same as they host unbeaten league leaders Redbourn next weekend.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.