Hatfield Hyde slip deeper into trouble after Wormley loss

PUBLISHED: 18:44 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Four Wormley 225-6 Hatfield Hyde 137-10 HATFIELD Hyde s woeful run of form continued on Saturday as they crashed to their fourth successive defeat. Only a few weeks ago the King George V side were looking upwards at the pro

Saracens Herts League Division Four

Wormley 225-6 Hatfield Hyde 137-10

HATFIELD Hyde's woeful run of form continued on Saturday as they crashed to their fourth successive defeat.

Only a few weeks ago the King George V side were looking upwards at the promotion places but a terrible run of results has seen them slip down the Herts Division Four table.

Hyde were once again struggling with player availability and some of those that did take to the field were playing with injuries.

Skipper Barry Griffith elected to bowl first on winning the toss and this looked like a good decision as Mark Catterick ripped through the Wormley top order.

He took the first four wickets of the match as the home side fell to 50-4 and Hyde looked on top.

Shujaat Rajput also bowled excellently from the other end, giving nothing away but he could not find a deserved wicket to go with his control.

Much relied on the home side's Australian batsman and he was ably supported by the Wormley middle order.

Catterick finished with figures of 4-51 from 16 overs, but the rest of the bowlers toiled.

A run out brought about the fifth wicket with the score on 123 and once again Hyde had a chance.

But once again they could not find an answer as the home side built a good platform.

Runs began to come far too easily and errors crept into Hyde's play in the field.

Youngster Saim Rajput eventually got out the Wormley dangerman but it was all too late as he had made 120.

Some late hitting took the score to a testing 225-6 and Wormley declared early after 51 overs.

It was important for Hyde to get off to a good start and Iain McCann and Kevin Gray looked to build a platform for the innings.

But Gray was undone by a yorker with the score on 25.

Ryan King came to the crease and hit 16 from one over as Hyde looked like they might make a good fist of chasing the runs down.

But King was bowled in the next over and when McCann was caught at mid-off for a well made 23, Hyde were in deep trouble.

Shujaat Rajput was batting well but the Hyde middle order could not support him.

Jamie Carr was caught behind and skipper Griffith then fell in the same fashion without scoring.

Ash Arnott was bowled soon after as the Hyde innings capitulated.

When Rajput gloved behind for 47, Hyde were in all sorts of trouble.

Catterick fell soon after to leave the WGC-based side needing to find a rearguard from somewhere.

Colin Luke batted well before he was caught at mid-off for 13.

Youngsters Nathan Studholme and Saim Rajput were the last pair given an impossible task.

The game was over when Rajput fell and Hyde were bowled out for 137.

They collected only one point from the game to leave themselves in danger.

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