H&D A Topple Unbeaten Uni D
H&D A 129-4 Soton Uni 103 a/o
Top of the table clash for Hythe & Dibden A as they faced unbeaten Soton Uni D.
Hythe went into the game without the loved up twins ~ Youngie & Richards. What together I hear you say ~ well you never know, stranger things have happened after a fortnight in the sun.
Anyway good old Jonjo was there and he recruited not one but two of the Bashley O'Sullivan stalwarts.
Last week we saw that Tom couldn't bowl so what about Michael (the Bashley 3s skipper) ~ oh my god.
But first Hythe had to bat first ~ Luca opened with Matt Howe but two balls later was run out without scoring ~ blow for Hythe. That brought Tom O'Sullivan to the crease and he and Matt Howe added 18 before Tom was judged LBW for 6.
Big brother in now and he played well adding 51 with Matt Howe before being bowled by Stansfield for 19. Jonjo couldn't help the cause ~ he was caught off Clough for 1 but a good last wicket partnership of 50 between Tom Jones & Matt Howe took the score to 129 for 4 at the close. Just below par id say. Matt Howe ended 27* TJ 17*
Hythe took the field and what a boos to get the experienced Alex Stansfield first ball ~ a great low catch by Matt Howe (who else) off TJ. Matt Howe's next over though went for 15 and then it was time for the introduction of the Bashley skipper. Well what can we say 3 no balls, 2 wides and 2x3s meant a 22 run over and the balcony asking for his brother to bowl. Uni 45-1 off just 3 overs.
Jonjo though got Hythe back in the driving seat next over ~ Howe caught Gullock for 14 off Jonjo for 14 then Mike O'Sullivan run out Collier Wright very next ball. TJ then had Bantock caught again by Howe for 0 in the next over and Uni were in trouble at 52 for 4 off 5 overs.
Kellingley & Clough then played well adding 48 before Clough was caught by Mike O'Sullivan off Howe for 18 ~ next ball Kellingley was bowled by Howe for 20 and the Uni were all out for just 103. Hythe win by 26 runs to stay top.
Thanks to the O'Sullivan brothers for playing and a great win by Hythe.