Hyde maintain fine start to the season

PUBLISHED: 19:15 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Four Hoddesdon 2nds 145 Hatfield Hyde 146-4 HYDE continued their fine start to the season with a six-wicket victory over a young Hoddesdon 2nds side on Saturday. Skipper Kevin Gray won the toss and elected to field first on

Saracens Herts League Division Four

Hoddesdon 2nds 145 Hatfield Hyde 146-4

HYDE continued their fine start to the season with a six-wicket victory over a young Hoddesdon 2nds side on Saturday.

Skipper Kevin Gray won the toss and elected to field first on what looked a fine batting surface.

This was brought to fruition as the Hoddesdon openers got off to a flying start.

They played fluently but enjoyed a bit of luck as well.

Hyde's Andrew Godbold was unlucky not to pick up a wicket as he bowled a fantastic five over opening spell.

It was Jason Bryceland who made the breakthrough with the score on 55. His brother Elliot took a smart catch behind the stumps.

Ben Tobin bowled an impressive nine over spell and took 1-29.

Dean Storah was the pick of the bowlers though, claiming 2-18 in nine overs. This was aided by a good display from the fielders, who contributed two run outs and a spectacular slip catch from Gray.

This left Hoddesdon reeling as from 105-2 they were bowled out for 145, with Farouk Mirza picking up the final wicket.

Umesh de Alwis also claimed three cheap wickets and finished with 3-23 off five overs.

Hyde's reply got off to a steady start, Suresh de Alwis playing some nice shots in his 19, amid some tight bowling from Hoddesdon.

However, Wikus Van Der Walt cut loose on the first bowling change.

He flayed shots all round the wicket, hitting two huge sixes in an entertaining and quality 64, his maiden half-century for the club.

Van Der Walt received support from Chavda, who made a quickfire 17 and captain Gray, who made an unbeaten 18 and saw his side to a six-wicket victory.


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