Lord Gower Meet Lord Miller
Hythe beat Braishfield by 44 runs at the lovely setting overlooked by David Gowers Mansion
Hythe won the toss and elected to bat first. With the skipper & Rain lost on route it was down to Dan Taylor and Pete Miller to open up.
Unfortunately for Dan ~ he as out early and sat watching more of the game than Jon. Andy Murkitt & Pete Miller set the platform for a good Hythe score with a partnership of 78 for the 2nd wicket. Murkitt fell for 27 and wickets tumbled ~ Mason, Tongs, Ben Jones & Steve Taylor all going cheaply.
Miller finished on 75 but would have gone on to a ton had he not left the Guru stranded on a run out. Wondering how he was going to get home after watching the Guru rant off the pitch ~ the aussie's head went ~ still a good knock.
Hythe all out 162.
Braishfield were never in with a chance as Hythe took early wickets. Steve Taylor finished with 2-33 (a club best) Chiverton & Flanagan taking 3 wickets a piece. Braishfield all out for just 118.
They'll be stronger at Hythe in September.