Great win for Hatfield Hyde against Gaddesden
PUBLISHED: 10:45 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:02 26 October 2009
Saracens Herts League Division 11 Great Gaddesden 150-10 Hatfield Hyde 2nds 154-6 HATFIELD Hyde 2nds continued their excellent run of form with an impressive win against league leaders Great Gaddesden. Skipper Eddie Mills won the toss and asked the home
Saracens Herts League Division 11
Great Gaddesden 150-10 Hatfield Hyde 2nds 154-6
HATFIELD Hyde 2nds continued their excellent run of form with an impressive win against league leaders Great Gaddesden.
Skipper Eddie Mills won the toss and asked the home side to bat on a track that looked like it would have a bit in it for the seam bowlers.
Hyde made an encouraging start with Paul Tindle and in particular Saim Rajput bowling a tight line, putting the opening batsmen under pressure from the start.
It was young Rajput who deservedly made the first breakthrough, bowling the left-hander with a great ball that knocked back his off stump.
With Tindle finding the edge on many occasions, but tiring slightly in the heat, Mills turned to the experienced pair of Mark Catterick and Iain McCann to take the game to the Herts Division 11 title-chasers.
At 80-1, they were nicely poised to post a competitive total.
But the skill of Catterick proved too much as he ripped through the side, finishing with figures of 5-21 from 12 overs.
McCann was causing all sorts of trouble from the other end with his tight bowling.
He finished with 3-45 from 13 overs, including two wickets in two balls, leaving Hyde with 151 to win the game.
The King George V club's reply got off to a steady start, but suffered an early setback as Alan Richardson departed after playing a full toss and looping a leading edge back to the Gaddesden bowler.
McCann joined captain Mills (24) at the crease and they started to repair some of the damage before McCann was caught at first slip.
His departure brought Simon Frost (20) to the crease.
Frost and Mills dug in against the considerable pace of Cheeseman, but when they had both departed and with the score on 103-6, the game was anything but over.
However, just when they needed it most, Colin Luke (34 not out) and Tindle (28 not out) batted with impressive nerve to see the game out and ensure Hyde stay in the promotion places.
Hyde entertain Southgate Adelaide 3rds at the KGV tomorrow (Saturday) as they look to keep their run going.