Weekend Wrap - Week 9

Weekend Wrap - Week 9

By Harri Kallas
2nd July
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1's & 2's Beaten but Wins for 3's and Women

Saturday saw the Annual VP's & Ex Players Lunch at the Club and good to see many old friends turn up to see the 1st XI host neighbours, Bromley Common.

The Common have just dropped back to Division 1 after a season in the Premier League and are looking to bounce back.

Hayes opted to bat after The Common called wrong but got off to the worst possible start as Aaron Yabsley chipped to mid-off first ball.

Grant Sheen and Liam Buttery (35) got the innings back on track before Grant was unluckily dismissed for 28.

Jamie Askew (12) and Beau Couldrey (12) both got into double figures but a mid-order collapse saw the side at 107-7.

However late order resistance from Saihan Azim (25|), Scott Gallagher (35*) and Jacob Marlow (6*) ensured the bowlers would have something to bowl at as Hayes finished on 185-8.

Stuart Eddicott trapped one of the openers early and Grant Sheen also chipped in, but with The Commons overseas surviving a chance first ball and going on to make an undefeated 58, the Hayes total was not enough and The Common won by 5 wickets.

Hayes still remain second in the table and next week see's the half way stage.

The 2's made the reverse journey to The Common and bowling first, had The Commoners at 75-1 off 25 overs. However 250 runs were scored off the next 25 overs as the Hayes bowling was put to the sword.

Jayson Thompson with 2-50 was amongst the wickets and Andrew Eddicott and Ashley Quayle bowled tidy 10 over spells but The Common finished on a mammoth 321-6.

Hayes got off to a good start with Sam Davis (19) and Joe Tousent (40) putting on 60 for the first wicket - this was followed by a 96 run partnership with Tomas Gallagher (70) and Alfie Peck (30).

With their demise Adam Greenway (22) and Josh Pratt (43*) put on 50 for the next wicket.

Ashley Quayle then rolled back the years with an undefeated 35 from 25 balls as Hayes posted a creditable 289-5 in reply.

The 3rd XI travelled to Old Elthamians, who elected to bat.

A tight bowling performance ensued - MD Belal with 2-30 in 10 overs being the pick as Hayes restricted OE's to 188-3 in their 45 overs.

On a tough batting track, Shadihul Chowdhury with 43 and skipper Jewel with 33 ensured that the 3's reached their target with 3 wickets to spare and a well earned win.

Sunday saw the Annual All Day match at Beckenham.

Beckenham elected to bat and were soon enjoying their afternoon against the Hayes bowling.

Despite an early success for Sam Millard (2-56) the top order scored well and 2 late wickets for Tomas Gallagher (2-17) helped restrict the Beckenham total to 275-5 before they declared an hour before Tea.

Hayes lost 2 wickets prior to Tea, but Liam Buttery (55) and Rory Low (33) took the fight to Beckenham.

Tomas (19) and Peter Jones (33) kept the scoreboard ticking over but with their dismissals only Leo Webster (21*) and Sam Millard (15) offered any real resistance as Hayes succumbed for 212.

This is the last remaining all day fixture in our list - Lunch as well as Tea is taken and the match is played with declarations and 20 overs from 18.30. Always a friendly game and thoroughly enjoyed by both the players and spectators - a welcome change from the win/lose format that now seems to dominate our fixtures!

The Women made the journey to Harold Wood, fresh from their wins the previous 2 weeks.

Harold Wood batted first and a good opening partnership was broken by skipper Tansi Price but it was left to "unsure" 3-19 in 5 overs and Lottie Hayward with a magnificent 5-3, only conceding 3 runs, to be the pick of the Hayes bowling and restrict The Wood to 137 all out.

The Hayes reply was led by Grace Jennings (17) and Phoebe Wilkinson (37) and on their demise Tansi (15) Jess Golden (11) Jesse Jackson (10*) supported Ryana Macdonald-Gay (34) as Hayes got to the total for the loss of 5 wickets.

Good to see Jesse Jackson back in action again after the bad injury she received playing for the 4th XI last August.

Three weeks of wins for the Women as they march up the league.

The club had a successful weekend - in addition to all the games, the VP Lunch and the Summer Party were great events.

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