Hyde bowlers rip Hertingfordbury apart at the seams

PUBLISHED: 17:34 16 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division 11 Hertingfordbury 2nds 131-10 Hatfield Hyde 2nds 135-2 HATFIELD Hyde 2nds secured their second win in as many weeks as they look to continue their rise up the Herts League Division 11 table. After the previous Saturday s

Saracens Herts League Division 11

Hertingfordbury 2nds 131-10 Hatfield Hyde 2nds 135-2

HATFIELD Hyde 2nds secured their second win in as many weeks as they look to continue their rise up the Herts League Division 11 table.

After the previous Saturday's nervous win against Codicote at KGV, skipper Eddie Mills was looking for a more assured performance against their Hertingfordbury counterparts and that's exactly what he got from his young side.

After losing the toss and being asked to field first on what looked a good track, young opening bowlers Saim Rajput and Farouk Mirza set the tone for one of the best bowling displays from the side in years.

Rajput bowled with a guile and maturity of a bowler twice his age and backed up by the quick, accurate Mirza, Hyde were on top from the word go.

Teenager Rajput picked up the important first wicket, clean bowling Rogers with a perfect inswinger.

He eventually finished with excellent figures of 2-16 from 12 overs.

Mirza was left wicketless from his two spells, but figures of 0-24 from eight overs gives some indication as to the quality on show.

With Hyde on top, Paul Tindle and Nitin Khuruna (2-56) continued the seam bowling attack.

Tindle particularly impressed with figures of 2-21 off 15 overs.

When Mills, who was keeping in place of Colin Luke, threw the ball to Ahamedzal, he couldn't have expected what was to come.

Ahamedzal proceeded to take four wickets in four overs to leave Hyde chasing 132 to win the game.

Openers Mills and Frost dominated the early exchanges and Hyde were soon 80 without loss.

When captain Mills departed for a well-made 28, Richardson (24 not out) joined Frost at the crease and continued in similar style.

Frost had to retire hurt on 33, but the damage was already done and it was left to Karim Somani to wrap the game up in style, hitting a four to secure the 30 league points.

Hyde entertain Old Albanians 3rds at KGV this week as they look to make it three wins out of three.

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