The Saturday 2nd XI are now Champions!
Sam Davis's side have had an excellent season and following last weeks promotion they tied up the League in the away game at Bickley Park.
One point was all that was required and having lost the toss and bowled first, it wasn't until late in the Bickley innings that the point was gained.
Availability meant a young side travelled to Bickley and the bowlers were made to work hard against a good Bickley side.
Leo Webster and Alfie Peck bowled excellently but it was left to Mark Trevatt (6-041-2) and Tom Davis (15-1-47-1) to pick up the 3 wickets that fell in a total of 276.
Mark (34) and Josh Pratt (54) started well against a large target and Mark was unfortunate when a ball spooned up in the air of his thigh guard, only to land on top of the stumps!
Josh continued to bat well and with Sam (33) and Michael Robertson (22) also offering resistance, an unlikely run chase looked on - however a run-out for Michael saw the innings start to crumble - late resistance from Leo Webster (34*) saw Hayes take the game to the final over, but Tom fell to the 5th ball and Hayes finished on 216 all out.
Congratulations to Sam and the team!
The First team entertained League Champions, Bickley Park and Finnan Bryan (87) starred with the bat on his 20th Birthday. A well composed innings and Finn having made his first team debut only a few weeks ago, built on the promise he has shown.
Jamie Askew (31) and Joel Couldrey (20) also batted well and it was left to youngsters Liam Buttery (27*) and debutant Finlay Baker (19*) to take the score to a respectable 223-7.
Bickley showed why they are this seasons Champions with a clinical display of batting - losing only 3 wickets in chasing down the total in the 47th over and we wish them well in the Premier League next season.
Andrew and Stuart Eddicott taking the wickets in a match which featured 2 sets of brothers - Beau and Joel Couldrey being the others. Bickley trumped us there too with having 3 members of the same family playing!
The 3's played top of the league side, Burgess Park, on The Meadow.
Burgess Park elected to bat and some tight Hayes bowling saw them restricted to 170-9 in the 40 overs - Dammika Silva (10-2-18-3) and Rory Low (5-0-21-2) bowling extremely well.
Delrick Adikari (38) has now scored over 600 runs this season and once again led the Hayes reply. Halim Hossain Biplob (25) and Dammika (22) saw Hayes close in on the total and it was left to Soiod Milon Huda (26*) and Sakil Mahmud (24*) to get Hayes over the line with an over to spare.
A great win for Jewel's side against the league leaders in their last game of the season - with Burgess Park needing only a point form their last game, it will be second place for the 3's and another successful season!
The 4's travelled to Snodland and with George Fisher (10-2-39-4) and Russell Frampton (6.3-0-29-4) on top form, the opposition were limited to 177.
However despite the Cotton Duo - Steve (20) and Joe (22) - and Marc Wheatley (19) being amongst the runs, the rest of the batting failed and Hayes finished on 88.
The last game of another successful season for Sam and the 4th XI - a mid table finish and plenty of juniors getting their first taste of senior cricket.
The Beer Festival took place on the front and the Legends hosted Waggoners on The Meadow.
William Hadley (7-1-21-5) and Joe Lambourne (5-1-13-2) struck early as the Waggoners finished on 116 all out.
Cameron Low (23), Louis Thisleton (50) and Rory Low (23*) ensured there were to be no hiccups in chasing down the runs in another uncharacteristic victory for Peter Jones and his merry men!
With a Terrific Beer Festival, Another Great Weekend for the Club!
Updated 08:03 - 4 Sep 2017 by Harri Kallas