Wynne wins the derby as Hatfield sides put on a show

PUBLISHED: 12:10 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:45 29 May 2019

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

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It was as thrilling and as tense as you would expect most derbies to be but in the end it was Hatfield & Crusaders who took the spoils against Hatfield Hyde - sneaking home by just one wicket.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

The result at Ascots Lane lifted the hosts into second in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division Four A table while Hyde sit at the other end.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

But the performance of both should bode well for the rest of the year.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

The match was on a knife edge when Crusaders' Heath Bond was run out by keeper Scott Davies, having made an aggressive 55.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

It left the home side 19 runs short of Hyde's 148-9 total and with just one wicket remaining.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yasir Shafi batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

But Aman Sofat and Gareth Wynne dug deep to defy the impressive bowling attack and the gathering gloom.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

And with a loud and vocal support pushing them on, Wynne hit the winning runs with five overs to spare.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Earlier Hatfield & Crusaders had restricted Hyde after a couple of early breakthroughs reduced them to 1-2.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Sofat was again key to this, taking 3-29, while Billy Bigley who bowled an unbroken 10-over spell, returning with figures of 3-19.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

But Hyde slowly began to recover, even if wickets still continued to fall.

Hatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Captain Miflan Mujreen made 19, Davies 15 and Hakeem Siddique 32 as they got to 105-6 before Sofat's return brought him two further scalps.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley is caught off an inside edge onto his pads in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley is caught off an inside edge onto his pads in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

A defiant and gutsy last-wicket partnership between Jaward and Ismee bolstered Hyde's total and when Hatfield & Crusaders made a similarly shaky start with the bat, their hopes were raised.

Hatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen appeals in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen appeals in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Three wickets fell early as Mujreen (3-25) and Shujaat Rajput (2-37) enjoyed a strong opening spell but the problem was always Bond and the opener made light of the conditions to hold the innings together.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

The hosts continued to leak wickets but Hyde had them in trouble at 98-7.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Some risky batting following drinks received mixed results, scoring runs but losing yet more wickets in the process.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

However, it proved enough.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

H&Cs' second team lost by five wickets at Old Elizabethans, Barry Phillips top-scoring with 49 and Andy Foster taking 4-30, and 3-12 for Syam Chowdary wasn't enough as the thirds lost to Hitchin.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond and Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond and Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

There was better fortune for the fourths though who defeated Baldock by seven wickets.

Hatfield Hyde in the field in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde in the field in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's seconds lost to Old Minchendenians.

Hatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Billy Bigley batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput celebrates Lewis Wynne's wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Saim Rajput celebrates Lewis Wynne's wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne can't believe the decision in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne can't believe the decision in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde appeal in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde appeal in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne runs between the wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne runs between the wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Lewis Wynne batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Heath Bond batting in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yugal Kalaskar walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yugal Kalaskar walks off in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde celebrate a wicket in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield and Crusaders' Yugal Kalaskar is trapped LBW by Hatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield and Crusaders' Yugal Kalaskar is trapped LBW by Hatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOOHatfield Hyde's Miflan Mujreen bowls in the match between Hatfield & Crusaders and Hatfield Hyde. Picture: DANNY LOO

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