Wellow Cruise Into Next Round
H&D Go Into Plate
As expected Division 2 Champions Wellow proved too strong for H&D C who will now play in the Plate Competition next week.
Kev Mc won the toss and elected to put the opposition into bat. Calmore pair Rose & Proudley got the batting side off to a good start scoring 66 off the first 5 overs. Both players retired before Hythe fought back with 3 wickets.
Pete Miller caught & bowled Newton for 1 then Aaron Oliver ( the pick of the Hythe bowlers ) bowled Weaver for 1. TJ then had Thomas stumped by Gareth Mead for 5 which brought Rose back in to join the the hard hitting Harrison.
Rose fell quickly being caught by Oliver off Jones for 28 but Proudley 38* & Harrison 28* excelled the score to 157 for 4 at the
close. 42 in wides didn't help the Hythe cause. Oliver finished with 1-14 off 2 overs.
Hythe needed a good start with the bat and opened with Mead & Jones. The pair started ok 33 off 4 before Gareth was caught by Proudley off Newton for 18.
Jones & Oliver added 10 each before the divisions top wicket taker Mark Weaver bamboozled both with his leg spin. Jonjo hit Weaver for a six before being bowled by Proudley and next ball Pete Miller stuck his leg out to be judged LBW for 0. 18* from Kev McCarthy got Hythe past the ton mark ~ Hythe 105 for 5 at the close.
Hythe now have a strong chance of making it to the semi-finals of the Plate when the take on Michelmersh & Tims B next week.