North Mymms captain hits a century in defeat to West Herts
PUBLISHED: 15:24 24 May 2011 | UPDATED: 16:48 24 May 2011
Casey Gutteridge 07525246273
NORTH Mymms skipper Rhys Wynne hit 117 and took four wickets, but his side still fell to a three wicket defeat to West Herts on Saturday.
West Herts won the toss and invited Mymms to wield the willow.
With their score on 22, youngster Jake Pankhurst was caught off the bowling of Ian Gurney.
A mini-collapse followed with both Hamid Riaz and Andy Lewis departing.
Mymms captain Wynne and Nesan Jeyaratnam decided enough was enough and started attacking the West Herts bowlers.
They looked very comfortable coaxing the ball to many parts of the boundary.
Their 154-run partnership came to an end when Jeyaratnam, on 79, miscued a straight delivery having his middle stump displaced by Gurney.
Wynne continued to chase the bowling, whilst around him there was a steady procession of players to and from the pavilion.
Wynne was eventually bowled with his score on 117. Mymms were all out for what appeared to be a reasonable score of 218.
It was amazing that Wynne and Jeyaratnam accounted for 196 runs of the 211 runs that came from the bat.
For West Herts, Ian Gurney claimed 4-74 and William Jones scalped 3-39.
West Herts took to the pitch, but were soon in trouble when Riaz had James Phang caught by Rhys Carter without scoring.
However, William Jones, who finished unbeaten on 116, and skipper Craig Sanders, 45 not out, built the foundation of the innings.
Things were beginning to get tense as West Herts were chasing down the total, with overs running out.
Eventually, with four balls to go West Herts got the required runs to win by three wickets.
For Mymms, Wynne secured 4-75 from 21 overs while Riaz scalped 3-82.
There have been great individual efforts from Mymms players, but they have not yet gelled as a team, something the skipper will work on before they travel to Sawbridgeworth on Saturday.