Griffith smashes ton for Hyde

PUBLISHED: 18:49 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 26 October 2009

Hatfield Hyde 258-7 Irchester 252-10 BARRY Griffith scored his maiden century for Hatfield Hyde in their nail-biting victory against Irchester on Sunday. Griffith s ton helped the King George V club post 258-7 in an enthralling 40 overs match. The WGC si

Hatfield Hyde 258-7 Irchester 252-10

BARRY Griffith scored his maiden century for Hatfield Hyde in their nail-biting victory against Irchester on Sunday.

Griffith's ton helped the King George V club post 258-7 in an enthralling 40 overs match.

The WGC side then managed to bowl out their Northamptonshire-based opponents for 252 with Abi Waqas claiming a run out to win the match.

Having won the toss, skipper for the day Kev Gray batted first and openers Abi Waqas and Elliot Bryceland made a decent start despite the ball swinging prodigiously.

Bryceland was first to fall, edging behind for 11 with the score on 29.

Waqas tried to be positive against the swinging ball and despite occasionally riding his luck he hit some lusty blows on his way to 53.

Griffith had joined him at the crease by now and the pair added 62 before Waqas was bowled.

Gray came out to partner Griffith and 49 runs were added for the third wicket.

Hyde's two Saturday skippers were then at the crease with 2nd XI captain Eddie Mills joining Griffith and they put on 52 for the next wicket.

Griffith finally fell on the penultimate ball of the last over for a superb 102.

Shujaat Rajput took 3-68 in reply and son Saim also claimed a wicket.

Ton-up hero Griffith proved it really was his day as he snapped up two wickets in two overs.

Abi Waqas later threw down the stumps to complete an excellent victory for Hyde.

With just one wicket needed, Hyde looked for inspiration as the opposition piled on the runs.

That piece of magic came in the 39th over when Shiraz stopped the ball at square leg and the batsmen set off for a run.

However, the throw came in and bowler Waqas completed the run out.


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