One Game Too Many For Sunday XI
Westbourne 181-9 H&D 84 a/o
A disappointing day for the Sunday XI despite the expected traffic difficulties didn't materialize.
All the Hythe team got down to East Sussex within 20 minutes of the start even George who never makes it in time for Second XI set ups.
Kev lost the toss and was asked to field first in a time game. The wicket looked like it hadn't seen a scarifier all season and the wicket very dry.
Hythe opened with George Sanderson & Tom Jones and it was George who got the early breakthough having Desani caught behind by Shaun Moss. Hythe could have had more as TJ ducked out of the way of two caught & bowleds and Pete Miller put one down.
Harland-Jones & Weller then added a partnership of 49 before Chiv had HJ caught by Meredith for 32. Two balls later and Chiv claimed a second when a superb take by Mossy behind the stumps dismissed the Westbourne skipper Malley for a duck.
A match winning partnership of 70 between Kehegais & Weller put the home side in charge but it was Ben Holbrook who got rid of Kehegais for 26 with the ball of the day. Hythe's fielding got sloppy especially on the boundary where GS was having a mare. 3x4s under his body had Ben Holbrook guessing he was a 3rd team player.
Jamie Fletcher came on and bowled some dross before a excellent catch from Meredith in the deep dismissed Weller for 66 then in the same over Fletch bowled Clark for 0. Holbrook claimed a second to dismiss Eames for 7. Miller & McCarthy claimed a wicket a piece as Westbourne finished on 181-9. A match winnings score on this pitch you would have thought.
The two Jamie's opened up for Hythe ~ Meredith hitting 4x4s and a six early on. The pair added 31 before Fletcher went for 12. George out two balls later for a duck. When Meredith went for 32 with the score on 56 Hythe were in trouble. Three ducks followed and only Mossy (Shaun) showed any resistance. Hythe all out for 84 to the delight of the village club. But once again Kev gave everyone a bowl and they certainly all had a chance with the bat.
RESULT : Westbourne Beat Hythe & Dibden by 97 runs.