McCann chips in with valuable runs as Hatfield Hyde win on Weston front

PUBLISHED: 08:53 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:18 26 October 2009

Iain McCann

Iain McCann

Saracens Herts League Division 10 Weston 151-10 Hatfield Hyde II 152-2 IAIN McCann was the batting star with a knock of 69 as Hatfield Hyde 2nds defeated Weston by eight wickets. The victory also sees Eddie Mills men maintain their 100 per cent start to

Eddie Mills

Saracens Herts League Division 10

Weston 151-10 Hatfield Hyde II 152-2

IAIN McCann was the batting star with a knock of 69 as Hatfield Hyde 2nds defeated Weston by eight wickets.

The victory also sees Eddie Mills' men maintain their 100 per cent start to the Saracens Herts Cricket League Division 10 campaign.

Skipper Mills lost the toss and was asked to field first and it wasn't too long before they took control.

Paul Tindle scalped the home side's skipper with the score on just seven.

Shujaat Rajput removed the dangerous Rudder thanks to a catch from Mills, and the same man struck again to leave the hosts reeling at 57-3.

Tindle was now coming to the end of another long spell when he took his second wicket just before he was replaced in the attack by Nathan Studholme.

He was soon amongst the wickets thanks to a sharp slip catch by Colin Luke and he struck again, taking a caught and bowled just three runs later.

Rajput (4-29) was not to be left out and with the score still on 109-6 he took his third and his team's seventh via a good close in catch from Barry Griffith.

Rajput's next wicket fell with the score 115 and when Studholme (3-44) took his third wicket at 126-9, the end of the innings looked in sight.

It was left to the young Mirza to take the last wicket, leaving Hyde a target of 152 to win.

Hyde's opening pair of McCann and captain Mills started to take the attack to the home side.

Mills, having put on 58 for the first wicket, mistimed a drive and was caught and bowled.

Barry Griffith was in at number three to partner McCann and the latter soon reached his first half-century this season.

The pair had put on 57 when the next wicket fell at 115 and it was McCann who fell victim for a well-made 69.

Simon Frost came to the crease and along with Griffith, both players were positive in their approach and with nine overs to spare the victory target was reached.

Griffith finished not out on 30 and Frost on 17.


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