02 Oct

480 runs ~ 48x4s & 15x6s ~ It was raining runs @ Jones Lane as Hythe hosted Burley for their annual fixture.

Burley batted first and with Bashley pair Callum Maher & George Wilson in top form the ball was hit to all parts. 113 partnership before Maher was finally out for 58 bowled Islam.

Wilson went onto score and retire on 103* inc 14x4s & 3x6s.

Ben Holbrook managed to dismiss A.Martin for 0 but Pete Stacey hit 45* and Burley ended on 240-3 off their 35 overs.

The Hythe run chase looked tricky but the next two hours was great viewing for the locals. Dan Taylor & Ben Jones 12 put on 55 for the first wicket. Tariq Islam was just getting going when he was bowled for 20. Andy Murkitt and Dan Taylor added a further 71 before Taylor brought up his maiden H&D Century which inc 11x4s & 5x6s and watched by Mum at the gate.

Murkitt kept the score buzzing along making 34 before he was bowled by Scammell.

Jamie Fletcher 38* & Dan Duell 12* though made sure of an excellent run chase win with an unbeaten 40 partnership. Hythe winning with 5 overs & 3 balls spare.

RESULT :  Hythe & Dibden Sun XI Beat Burley by 7 Wkts


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