Hyde run feast leaves Haverhill with too much to do
Worlington’s overseas opening batsman Ben Hyde smashed 171 and took 3-25 in ten overs as Haverhill were defeated by 90 runs in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship on Saturday.
Having been put into bat the young Kiwi put on 138 for the first wicket with Richard Ford (59) and 154 for the second wicket with Jimmy Watson (59) before finally falling lbw to Josh Ruthven (5-0-27-2).
Haverhill’s reply got off to a flier as Adam Dellar (47) and Ant Phillips (44) put on 78, but once the pair had both departed with he score on 96-2 the run rate climbed and wickets began to fall regularly.
A blistering 70 from Alex Archer, including five fours and six sixes, at number seven (his highest first XI score) helped Haverhill post a respectable 245 all out and at least gain seven bonus points.
•Haverhill II lost by 39 runs to Sudbury II in Division Three.
Sudbury were largely indebted to a big-hitting knock by Steve Witham, who made 89 in their total of 240-9 in 45 overs, with wicketkeeper Matt Griffith (31) and Ben Hyett (33) adding valuable runs in the lower order.
Andy Argent (9-1-42-4) and Martyn Wilkins (13-1-64-3) were the leading wicket takers for Haverhill II.
In reply, the top four of Steve Fox (26), Sam Hartshorn (53), Liam Savage (19) and Joe Woodley (22) provided a good platform, but of the rest only Liam Botten (48) reached double figures as Haverhill fell 39 runs short at 201-9 at the end of their 45 overs.