New Forest Indoor Cricket
Sunday December 18th 2011
Hythe 1's vs Paultons
|1's Off Colour With The Ball|
Hythe 1's chances of topping the Champions was dented with a poor performance with the ball as their bowlers struggled for line and length - giving away 50 in wides and incredibly 10 with no balls.
Hythe batted first - Dave Guymer and Harry Smith putting on 27 for the first wicket before Guymer was run out for 14. James Page made 5 before he was bowled by Ray and Smith carried his bat to retire. Matt Howe 11, Matt Young 16 and Richard Last 13* all made useful contributions whilst Smith returned to score 38. - Hythe 134-5 at the close.
Hythe got off to the perfect response in the field when Collins was bowled by Howe for 3 with the score on 7. That brought the dangerman O'Brien to the crease and the Green Caps wasted a perfect opportunity to have him run out with the score only on 15. From that point Paultons took control helped by some off colour bowling by Hythe.
O'Brien went on to retire at 25 - Hythe did gain another wicket when Last bowled Ennew for 11 but C.Ray 23 and T.Cottrell took the score to 114-3 befoe Hythe claimed another wicket - Howe bowling Ray.
Cotterill 12* and Lamb went onto win the game for Paultons with 7 balls remaining.
The same two sides meet again in the cup in a few weeks time - hopefully the Hythe bowlers will be more switched on for that encounter.
Toss Won By : Paultons
Innings of : HYTHE 1's - 134 For 5 (12 Overs)
|Extras : 36||Total||134 For 5|
Fall of Wkts : 27-1, 59-2, 90-3, 117-4, 128-5
Innings of : PAULTONS 135 For 3 (10.5 Overs)
|Extras - 61||TOTAL||135 For 3|
Fall of Wkts : 7-1, 64-2, 114-3
Result : PAULTONS Won By 3 Wkts