Hatfield Hyde slip to North Mymms loss

PUBLISHED: 17:56 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:16 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Four North Mymms 2nds 230-7 Hatfield Hyde 190-10 PROMOTED Hatfield Hyde slipped to defeat against local rivals North Mymms 2nds on Saturday. Despite a spirited display from Ben Tobin, Shujaat Rajput and the Hyde tail, the v

Saracens Herts League Division Four

North Mymms 2nds 230-7 Hatfield Hyde 190-10

PROMOTED Hatfield Hyde slipped to defeat against local rivals North Mymms 2nds on Saturday.

Despite a spirited display from Ben Tobin, Shujaat Rajput and the Hyde tail, the visitors were beaten by 40 runs at Home Farm.

A total of 230-7 laid the platform for Mymms to claim their second successive victory and joint top spot in the division.

Having already lost spinner Rashid Ahmed for the match, Hyde were further hampered by the loss of opener Jamie Carr and Ryan King on the eve of the Herts League game.

The Mymms skipper had no hesitation in batting first against a makeshift Hyde side on an excellent batting track after winning the toss.

It was always going to be hard going for Hyde in the field on a hot afternoon and so it proved.

Malik Hussain bowled well early on without much luck and Mymms put on 54 for the first wicket.

Rajput (1-44) picked up the important breakthrough thanks to a catch from Abi Waqas.

Tobin took the other opener's middle stump out of the ground in the next over to give Hyde some hope.

Another good partnership followed before Tobin picked up his second wicket.

Hyde rallied for a period and managed to get on top of the batsmen.

However, with dangerman Weerapaul at the crease, a big total always looked on the cards.

Malik Hussain (2-53) returned and picked up the opposition skipper thanks to a caught and bowled and in his next over he got the important breakthrough as Weerapaul was well caught by Rajput for 75.

At 169-5, Hyde hoped to keep the target down but Mymms' batsmen continued to play their shots.

Mark Catterick was the pick of the bowlers and was hugely unlucky not to get a wicket as he finished with figures of 0-42 from his 15 overs.

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Godbold was one of the players brought in the night before to make his senior debut for Hyde and he bowled batsman Malik for 17.

Tobin was introduced back into the attack and took another wicket to finish with 3-67 as Mymms closed on 230-7 from their allotted 53 overs.

Hyde needed a good start in reply to stand any chance of winning.

However, the top order threw the game away within the first 15 overs with some awful batting.

Matt Maskell and Barry Griffith tried to be positive from the off but Maskell fell for two with the score on just nine. Simon Frost followed soon after to leave Hyde reeling on 23-2.

Abi Waqas joined his skipper at the crease and hit three excellent fours before being caught at slip for 15 on the introduction of spinner Azam.

Iain McCann and Kevin Gray also fell to Azam.

Captain Griffith was the only batsman in the top six to show the application necessary, but in the over before drinks he received an excellent ball from Azam and was caught at slip for 29.

The Mymms off-spinner had literally turned the game in the course of a few overs as Hyde crashed to 55-6.

Things looked bleak before Rajput and Tobin showed batting was possible in a partnership worth 84.

Rajput fell for 43 in unfortunate fashion, being caught in the deep trying to punish a poor full toss.

Tobin departed for 55 soon after reaching his first half century for the KGV club.

Hyde still needed 62 to win at that stage but a few lusty blows in a rapid 14 not out from Hussain brought the target down.

However, Catterick was caught at long on for 19 to complete the win for the home side.


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