Weekend Wrap

1 week ago By Harri Kallas

Wipe Out Saturday as all 4 sides lose but Legends save the Weekend!

Back to back home defeats for the 1st XI leave Hayes needing a good second half of the season to retain their place in the division.

With HSBC losing the toss, skipper Simon Routh had no hesitation in batting and openers Grant Sheen (60) and Beau Couldrey(11) put on a 40 run partnership before Beau fell.

With Grant batting well despite being hampered by a hamstring injury, it needed someone to stay with him but the middle order faltered.

The returning Lewis Hickford (22), Connor Byrne (40), Simon (12*) and Stuart Eddicott(21) offered support to Grant and Hayes finally closed on 187-8.

Stuart (10-0-35-2) and Connor (10-1-42-2) bowled well and with Beau (8.5-0-30-2) chipping in, HSBC looked vulnerable at 133-5 but as with last week, a centurion in their ranks proved the difference and a 4 wicket defeat.

Lessons to be learnt form the application shown by 2 opposition batsmen scoring centuries in the past 2 weeks.

The table topping 2nd XI travelled to Nonnington and were asked to bat first.

Finnan Bryan (33) and Rory Low (23) put on a useful second wicket partnership and debutante Alfie Peck(39*) proved the star with the bat - only called up late Alfie played a great innings and Hayes finished on 184-7 in their 50 overs.

With most batsmen getting double figures, the final total was a little low but at least gave the bowlers something to aim at.

Andrew Eddicott (14-3-56-3) , Colin Couldrey (6-0-30-2) and Michael Robertson (10-0-35-2) bowled Hayes in to a good position but a strong last wicket partnership for Nonnington saw them get home by the smallest of margins.

A good performance by a young Hayes side and they will look to bounce back this Saturday.

The 3rd XI hosted HSBC and with a full report not available, all we know is that HSBC amassed 193-8 in their 40 overs and managed to bowl Jewel's side out for 156 and a rare defeat for the 3's.

A young 4th XI travelled to Bexleyheath and bowling first, Graeme Morrison (10-3-27-4) and George Fisher (3-0-31-3) were amongst the wickets as Bexleyheath were restricted to 161-9 in their 40 overs.

Adam Greenway (67) and Jeremy Browne (34) saw Hayes get off to a good start but after their dismissals it was only Graeme (20) who offered any resistance as Hayes were bowled out for 149 and a 12 run defeat.

A good performance against the table toppers and the 4's remain 3rd in the table.

So with no wins on Saturday it was left to the Legends to try and salvage the weekend and Pete Jones's side didn't disappoint!

Surrey side Trafford CC won the toss and elected to bat on a fine sunny day and with the skipper rotating the bowling it was only Cameron Low (6-0-46-4) and Joe Kallas (1-1-0-2) who picked up multiple wickets as Trafford got to 192 all out.

After tea, Marc Wheatley (59*), Alex Painting (38) and Tomas Gallagher (79*) attacked the bowling and saw a good win for the Legends with 7 wickets in hand.

So some work to do for 1st team and the 2's, 3's and 4's need to recover from rare defeats!

Updated 08:19 - 19 Jul 2017 by Harri Kallas

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