Folkestone visited Hayes on Saturday and were invited to bat first.
A steady opening partnership was broken by David Giles who went on to to take 3 wickets in his 10 over spell. Stuart Eddicott continued his fine bowling season with a tight spell and Scott Gallagher also bowled well with 2 wickets.
Folkestone though batted steadily and with Hayes dropping several catches, the batsmen were on top until Beau Couldrey with 3 wickets applied the brakes and the innings closed on 249-9.
With our regular wicket keeper unavailable it was great to see Ollie Waite making a return to the 1st XI after an eight year gap!
Folkestone's skipper took a blow to the face which resulted in a visit to the Hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery - he did return to the club after the game but we know he needs further work on a facial injury.
The Hayes reply got off to a bad start with the loss of 4 wickets for 42 runs.
Beau Couldrey and his brother Joel then set about repairing the damage until Beau fell for 20.
Joel and Aaron Yabsley then took the score to 151 before Joel was out for 36. Scott Gallagher then helped Aaron take the score to 211 and an unlikely looking victory - however Aaron, looking to push on, took a risky single and was run-out for a fine 78.
The Hayes reply finished on 212 and they were made or pay for both dropped catches and losing early wickets.
The 2's travelled to the County Ground at Tunbridge Wells, looking to make amends for the heavy defeat earlier in the season and also make strides to retain their Premiership status.
Hayes won the toss and invite Tunbridge to bat.
A magnificent bowling performance followed with all the bowlers on fire - Jacob Marlow, Joseph Cotton, Andrew Eddicott, Colin Couldrey, Tom Davis and Dammika Silva all contributed as T Wells were all out for 121.
Skipper Sam Davis (32) and Martin Pratt (51) recovered from the loss of an early wicket to put on a match winning partnership and Rory Low (15) saw the side home to an impressive victory and the protection of Premiership status.
The 3's travelled to Ash to play one of the contenders for promotion to the Kent League and to indicate the standard of the the cricket they are playing, Ash featured England Ashes winner Geraint Jones, pictured here with skipper Jewel.
Hayes were invited to bat and were soon in trouble as the Ash opening bowlers tore through the opening bats - some mid order resistance from Maruf Hasan (23) and Muzzammal Salman (61) pushed the score to 142 all out.
Ash made short work in knocking off the runs with only Leo Webster and Maruf taking a wicket each for Hayes.
Geraint Jones? He neither batted, bowled or kept wicket! However it's great to see him playing cricket still.
The 4's entertained Roan & Lambethans on The Meadow.
Losing the toss, they were invited to bat first and fielding a stronger than normal side, were hopeful of pulling off a much needed victory.
Cricket however is a strange game, and despite a great 50 from Jeremy Browne, an undefeated 28 from Luxan Sureshan and 20 from Joe Lambourne, Hayes were bowled out for 154 in the final over of their allocation.
Roan's openers proved difficult to remove and Connor Daniels and Jeremy Browne were the only bowlers to take a wicket as Roan won by 8 wickets.
Sunday saw the Women travel to Bells Yew and in a late start due to the weather they played a T20 and Hayes scored 86 - which proved to be enough and another successful day that banishes the early season defeats. More details to follow.
The Development side hosted our friends from Old Wilsonians, who won the toss and invited Hayes to bat.
It looked a good decision as wickets fell steadily with only Finn Baker (26) providing any resistance and at 75-5 Hayes looked in trouble.
However Stuart Eddciott was to prove the match winner in a tremendous 29 ball 80 - nine 6's and four 4's!
Lewis Thisleton (21) and Marc Wheatley (16) being the only other batsman to chip-in.
Old Wilsonians got off to a good start and it wasn't until the change bowlers came on that Hayes had any success - Tomas Gallagher with 2 wickets - but the star of the attack was to be Luxan Sureshan.
Luxan removed the last 3 batsmen consecutive balls for a hat-trick and a comprehensive Hayes win!
With one game remaining Hayes could win the league with a victory away to OD's next Sunday.