Mighty 4ths travel to Hordle
Is another away win on the cards?
Mossy was forced into a couple of changes as in came Lex Vaughan, Greg Livermore and Stephen Thompson for Phil Long, Ryan O'Connor and Dan Taylor
Hordle batted first with McCarthy and Thompson opening the bowling for Hythe and the home side struggled to score in the early overs and then McCarthy struck in the 7th over to dismiss Thishatton for 6 with Gray taking a magnificent catch, one handed behind his head. Reddy and Toms pushed on until 14th over when Thompson got Toms lbw for 13. Mossy rang the bowling changes on 18 overs with devastating effect as Noah Vaughan and Richard Steadman took wickets in quick succession. These included a great catch by Ben Jones and yet another amazing catch by the agile Gray , this time diving full length to his right, with arm outstretched claiming what can only be described as the 'catch of the century' one handed again. The umpire and outgoing batsmen speechless in shock. Rollinson and Livermore finished off the tail and the home side closed on 98 all out after 40 overs. Noah Vaughan the pick of the Hythe bowlers.
Rollinson and Romsey opened for Hythe but unfortunately Steve R was back in the pavllion straightaway and Romsey followed him in the third, just the start Hythe wanted! Greg Livermore and captain Shaun Moss set about the Hordle attack and by the 9th over the 50 was up. The two of them continued with fours and sixes and by 12th over the score was up to 79 but Greg was caught attempting another boundary for a very impressive 51, having scored 11 fours. Jones and Gray only lasted a few balls so it was left to Pete Miller and Mossy to see the visitors over the line.
Hythe's 4th win on the trot and yet another great display in the field. Wickets and catches shared around but three performances get special mention, Gray with his outstanding wicket keeping and stunning catches, Steve Rollinson 2 for 13 off 4, and Noel Vaughan's bowling 8 overs, 4 maidens, 11 runs and 2 wickets. On the batting front special mention to Greg Livermore for his 51 and Mossys 32 not out