Weekend Wrap - Week 11

Weekend Wrap - Week 11

By Harri Kallas
16th July
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1's, 2's & 4's March On

The second half of the season started with Hayes 1st XI hosting Linden Park.

Linden called wrong and looking to build on good batting performances in previous weeks, skipper Beau Couldrey had no hesitation in electing to bat.

Despite losing an early wicket, James Bamber (51) and Grant Sheen (64|) both passed the fifty mark and on their departure, Beau Couldrey (41) and a 3 over 30 from Stuart Eddicott ensured the good start led to a big total.

Liam Buttery (14) and Joel Couldrey (18) ensured that Hayes amassed 265 before being bowled out for 265 in the final over.

Opening the attack, Stuart (1/20) quickly dismissed one of the openers and then David Giles chipped in with 2 for 34 as Hayes quickly made inroads into the Linden batting.

However it was Grant, fresh form his great batting, who proved the match winner with a devastating spell of 5/38 in his 10 over spell - and he had 3 catches dropped!

With Connor Byrne also taking 2 wickets as Linden Park succumbed to 195 all out and a 70 run defeat.

Hayes remain in 2nd place and travel to table toppers Bromley next weekend!

The 2's travelled to Blackheath and once again lost the toss and were asked to bowl first.

Tight bowling from Andrew Eddicott (1/32), Ashley Quayle (1/35), Tom Davis (1/41) and Alfie Peck (2/28) saw Blackheath pegged back and a score of under 200 looked likely - until the tail wagged and some powerful hitting pushed their total to 244 in their 50 overs.

With a fast and tricky outfield, it wasn't out of reach but needed a disciplined batting display.

Alfie (34), opening with skipper Sam Davis (37) gave Hayes a solid start and then Tom Gallagher and Rory Low batted sublimely to take the total to 220-2 and with 7 overs remaining, the cusp of an easy victory.

However Rory then played on for 48 and set about a calamitous collapse where 5 wickets fell quickly, including Tom for 93. With 15 runs still needed , an unlikely Blackheath victory looked on.

Dammika Silva (8*) and Ashley (9*) took control and guided the team home to 18 points.

The 3's were hosted by Wickham Park, who batted first.

At 73-7 the Hayes bowlers looked to have got through the Wickham batting but with some late order resilience, the home side finished on 173.

Leo Webster (3/36), Shoyeb Rahman (2/38) and Maruf Hasan (2/23) being the pick of the bowling - 2 late wickets in 10 balls for Shadihul Chowdhury brought the innings to a close.

Shadihul then opened the innings and with 33, gave Hayes a good start, but with wickets falling regularly at the other end, the total looked beyond reach.

Skipper Jewel (21) and Maruf Hasan (35) offered some middle order resistance but with the overs running out, Shoyed (20*) and Eftekhar Alam (16*) ended up 16 runs short.

The 4th XI hosted Old Colfeians on The Meadow, looking to build on last weeks win.

Asked to bat first it was youngster Joseph Cotton (67) and Lewis Thisleton (49) who provided the backbone for a total of 178-7 - Russell Frampton (19*) chipping in at the end.

The opening attack of Kevin Coates (1/21) and Will Hadley (2/23) ensured the opposition didn't get off to a fast start and then with Graeme Morrison (4/29) and Russel (2/21) taking out the middle order, Hayes cruised to back to back wins with a comprehensive 62 run win.

Sunday saw the women host Bells Yew Green in an early start to allow time to watch the World Cup Final.

The opposition batted first and were the recipients of some strong bowling - Lottie Hayward (3/6), Isabel Steet (2/4) and Ryana Macdonald-Gay (2/8) - ensured that Hayes would be chasing a low total and with the final wicket falling at 77 it was a magnificent display from the home attack.

Jemima Ringham (28*), Grace Jennings (17) and Chelsea Rowson (15*) ensured Hayes cruised home to a fine win.

After losing the opening 6 fixtures, the side have now won the last 6 and are in mid-table.

The Legends hosted Washington (DC) cricket club who despite their name, hailed from North London.

A welcome return to Hayes for visiting skipper, Richard "Apollo" Creed.

Hayes batted first and despite losing Paul Steet for a duck, Alfie Peck scored a magnificent century and with Rory Low hitting 89 and Peter Jones (23*) The Legends finished on 224-5.

A strong start from Washington was brought to an end by Rory taking 4 wickets for 29 runs as Washington ran out of overs and finished on 193-6 in their 35 overs.

The sides then adjourned to the Bar to watch the World Cup and ensured a big cheer as England took the Cup!

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