Weekend Wrap - Week 18

Weekend Wrap - Week 18

By Harri Kallas
4th September
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End of Season Fast Approaching!

The penultimate round of league fixtures saw the 1st and 2nd XI's play home and away to our friends from Bromley Common.

The 1's travelled and bowled first.

David Giles continued his fine form picking up the key wicket of the Common skipper and Liam Buttery caught the first 3 wickets - David Giles taking the fourth catch before Liam then proceeded to pick up 2 stumpings and another 2 catches to claim 7 victims! A great feat in his first full season keeping for the side.

Stuart Eddicott and Scott Gallagher took 2 wickets each and skipper Beau Couldrey topped the bowling with 3 as the Common were dismissed for 176 in the final over.

However the Hayes batting struggled and the first 5 wickets fell for 35 runs - Davis Giles with 16 being the only top order batter to make double figures in an experimental batting order.

Beau (36), Liam (16) and Tomas Gallagher (14) provided some resistance as Hayes were dismissed for 109.

The 2's batted first and once again the opening partnership fired as Sam Davis followed up his century the previous week with 35, Josh Pratt was the main stay with a great knock of 82.

Martin Pratt (21), Alfie Peck (13) and Joseph Cotton (15*) all chipped in as Hayes closed on 202-5.

Despite taking 3 early wickets the bowling didn't fire - Ashley Quayle with 2/26 being the exception - and the Common batsmen piled on the runs and lost only 2 more wickets in getting home in the 47th over.

Both the 1st and 2nd teams have had a great season and will finish mid-table in their respective leagues - the number of young players coming through gives hope for strong campaigns in 2020.

The 3's were looking for a win to keep up their outside chance of avoiding relegation and hosted Old Elthamians.

Batting first, Jewel (60) Muzzammal Salman (48) and Shakil Bhuiyan (81*) ensured that they posted a competitive 269-8 in their 45 overs.

MD Belal has been having an excellent season with the ball and picked up 3/34 but the star of the bowling was skipper Jewel with 4/53 as OE's were bowled out for 228.

One game left and a strong finish may see the side avoid the drop.

The 4's season has already finished so it was left to The Legends to finish off the weekend with an away game at Southern Railways, Kenley & Selsdon.

Bowling first David Tappenden (2/11) was soon amongst the wickets and with Rory Low also picking up 2 wickets, Southern were soon under the cosh.

All the bowlers chipped in as the opposition tumbled for 97 in the 22nd over.

Hayes lost 5 wickets chasing down the total but Mathew Marriot (20) Simon Flinn (18) and Sam Millard (27*) ensured that The Legends picked up a good win.

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