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Hythe and Dibden v. Woodgreen  Sat 17th August 2019

Hythe and Dibden v. Woodgreen Sat 17th August 2019

By Dave Naish
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Great win!

Following last weeks rained off game Woodgreen travelled to Hythe & Dibden ll for their Hampshire County Div 3 south in a must win match and won by 3 wickets in a nail biting end to the game. Woodgreen won the toss and decided to field in a game most expected to be rained off and starting with 7 players. Hythe lost a wicket in the first over and 2 wickets fell at 41 for 3 in the 12th over with Tom Richards (30) in double figures. The innings was then built around 4 stands of over 40, Andy Murkitt (52) and Fabio Roberts (17) putting on 46 for the 4th wicket, Murkitt and Jamie Meredith (19) adding 43 for the 5th, Murkitt and Richard Froggot - 62 for the 6th which took the score to 192 for 6 from 38 overs. Froggot and Jamal Jackson (17 not out) then added 55 for an unbeaten 8th wicket with Froggot mainly responsible for the home side adding 101 runs in the last 10 overs and ending unbeaten on 72 with 11 fours and 2 sixes. Hythe finishing on 268 for 7 from their 45 overs. Wicket takers for Woodgreen were Jon (3 for 32), Pete (2 for 90), Jay (1 for 33) and Jason (1 for 40) all from their 9 overs.

Woodgreens reply started steadily with 3 of the first 4 batsmen reaching double figures, opener Russell Rowe (20), Jon Nash (16) and Ankit Madaan (15) but no one went onto make an impact at the top of the order so at 60 for 4 after 15 overs the seasons same old problem looked inevitable but for once the middle order came off.
Starting with a 5th wicket stand of 73 from 9 overs between Jack 'Hoggy' (49 - his 3rd score in the 40's this season without scoring his first league 50) and Andy (34), but both were out within 13 runs of each other to be 146 for 6 from 29 overs. Pete (22) and Matt added 62 for the 7th wicket in 9 overs taking the score onto 208 for 7 after 38 overs - 61 runs short of the target with only 7 overs remaining. The match winning partnership was the unbeaten 61 run stand in 6.5 overs between Matt - with an unbeaten 68 from 50 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes and Jason (22 not out from 19 balls) that saw the visitors home by 3 wickets with 1 ball to spare.

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Sat 17, Aug 2019