August 6th 2017

Del's boys win again in local derby

Report by Dave Hurrell


HORDLE 80 , SWAY IV 213 - 6

Despite losing a couple of early wickets to Simon Williams Sway 4ths were soon rattling along as Chris Hammond and Richard May put on 80 runs together. When Hammond was bowled for 45 by Martin De St. Aubin ( 2 - 38 ) May and Clive Smith with a rapid 22 kept things moving. Williams got a 3rd wicket bowling Smith but Hordle suffered as May and Andrew Sharp added 53 runs before May fell for a exquisite 75 including 4 sixes. Skipper Derek Seward was bowled by former Sway favourite Mike Race without troubling the scorers but with Sharp 46 not out helped at the end by Steve Hannibal Sway closed on 213 - 6.

James "Dapper" Howard and Colin Crosswaite gave nothing away in their opening spells as Howard 10 6 10 0 bowled straight through and Crosswaite picked up 3 early wickets. Breif resistance came from Graham Toms, Charles Baker and Williams but 2 wickets for Mark Wright, 1 for May and the returning Crosswaite ending with figures of 10 5 11 4, it was only Joe Webb 11 not out who proved troublesome and the final wicket was a League collectors item as Hannibal bowled Race to leave Hordle 80 all out.

Hanni's only previous League wickets were in the 1st (only ) team in 2002 and 2003. 1 - 9 at Hunts Farm against Michelmersh and Timsbury 3rds and 1 - 12 at Burley.


Hanni league wickets & hen's teeth - both rarities!