Hyde shows top form again as the Worly recovery continues

MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Halstead 94 lost to 
Worlington 208-6 by 114 runs

Improving Worlington returned from their trip to Halstead on Saturday with a third consecutive victory to move up to seventh in the Division One table.

Batting first, Worlington posted 214-6 thanks largely to a 152-run opening stand between Ben Hyde and Richard Ford.

Skipper Ford eventually fell for 69, while New Zealander Hyde was caught behind off the bowling of Josh Wells for 96, narrowly missing out on back to back centuries.

Wells added two further wickets towards the close to return figures of 3-40.

After the interval, Worlington’s Sean Cooper delivered another economical spell as his 10 overs yielded just seven runs and the wicket of opener Larvet Masunda.

Hyde added two more wickets to his personal tally, while Craig Woollard picked up his first five-wicket haul of the season, finishing with figures of 5-22 from 10 overs.

Darren Hayward (2-6) collected the last wicket as the home side were dismissed for just 94.

n However, there was more disappointment for Worlington II as they lost by 64 runs at home to Earl Stonham.

Half-centuries from Stephen Lewis (68) and Luke Edgar (52) formed the basis for the visitors’ 178-6, with Paul Marston (3-35) the main-wicket taker.

Worlington were yet again let down by their batting as they were dismissed for just 114, with no batsman scoring over 20.

As a result, the defeat has seen them slip to second bottom in the table.

n On Sunday, Worlington’s Academy team avenged the defeat suffered by their second XI the previous day, defeating Earl Stonham by six runs.

Jonno Peachey (61) and Carl Manels (50) helped Worlington to close their innings on 216-9.

Earl Stonham were held six runs shy on 210-2 to give the Academy team their third straight win.