With the League season now over, it was left to the U19's to provide the entertainment.
Following on form the play-off win against Hartley, Scott Gallagher led the side into Finals Day action last Sunday.
A full coach took the players and supporters to a sunny Mote Park.
First up for Hayes in the semi-final, were a strong Canterbury side.
Canterbury won the toss and elected to bat.
Hayes achieved an early break through with young Will Hadley, but then a powerful display from the 2 Canterbury batsmen took the score on before one of the bats had to retire (50 being the limit at this level).
The bowlers pulled the game back - Scott with 4 wickets and a miserly economy rate and Tomas Gallagher also limiting the runs - however the score kept ticking over and Hayes faced the daunting task of scoring 195 to reach the Final.
Needing to get off to a good start, Hayes lost Liam Buttery (4) early, quickly followed by Tomas Gallagher (15).
However a good stand by Finlay Baker (31) and Rory Low (37) got Hayes back in the game, but with their dismissals, only Scott Gallagher (19) offered any resistance and Hayes fell 40 short.
A good Canterbury side fully deserved their victory but with most of the Hayes players available again next year, it was a young side and they will learn form the experience.
Hayes proceeded to beat Elthamians in the 3rd/4th place play-off. Full details yet to reach the editor but Hayes easily chased down 148 to clinch 3rd.
A great day in the Sun and thanks to Nigel for all the organising not only of the sides but also the Coach!
That was all the cricket this weekend - Downe cried-off the Sunday game late and the Women did likewise with their game at Harold Wood.
Updated 15:26 - 1 Oct 2018 by Harri Kallas