HYTHE SUNDAY XI vs PHOENIX
Sunday 7th August 2011
McMillan Stars But Phoenix Hold Out For Draw
|Ewan BELL 56|
Hythe entertained Phoenix in their annual fixture at Jones Lane. The Green Caps were hoping to revenge last seasons defeat - the first in 17 years. With Rob Saunders on duty - James Page captained the side.
Pagey won the toss and decided his side was good enough to set a target. Bellie opened with Jonjo Stovell and the pair started cautiously. 24 came off the first 9 overs but in the next - Stovell was bowled b y Turner for 16. At drinks Hythe had moved onto 91 with Bell scoring a fifty. At 95 Tom Richards was caught off Wright for 21. Soon after Bell went for 56 - Hythe 109 for 9. Sam and Phil Long added 83 for the 4th wicket. Phil was run out for 27 - Sam brought up a fine fifty with a four then was immeadiately stumped for 53.
First team trio of Page, Howe and Smith all went cheaply and Hythe finished on 199 for 8.
Alex McMillan and Harry Smith opened for Hythe and McMillan was in devastating form as he sent back Harris, Saxby and Price with only 15 on the board. D.Owens found a solid partner in Lud and the pair added 131 for the 4th wicket. Owens was eventually out with 11 overs remaining and the Phoenix still requiring 69. Richards then had Lud caught for 46 and three quick wickets saw the visitors holding out for a draw. Phoenix 164-8
McMillan finishing with 5-49 and Tom Richards 3-22.
Innings of : HYTHE 199 For 8 (40 Overs)
|Extras - 19||TOTAL||199 For||8|
Innings of : PHOENIX 164 For 8 (38 Overs)
|Extras - 21||TOTAL||164 For||8|
HYTHE vs PHOENIX - Match Drawn