Weekend Wrap - Week 5

Weekend Wrap - Week 5

By Harri Kallas
4th June
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Stu Keeps Winning Run Going and 3's Pick Up First Win

The 1st XI made their longest journey of the season as they travelled to Broadstairs, who we just pipped for 2nd place last season. Broadstairs themselves gaining promotion when Hartley withdrew from the league.

With back-to-back wins spurring the side on, skipper Beau Couldrey had no hesitation in batting but at 59-4, following his dismissal he may have felt he made the wrong choice!

However with James Bamber hitting form and hitting 50, Joel Couldrey with 35 saw some middle order stability.

However a couple of quick wickets saw Hayes struggling again at 108-8.

Stuart Eddicott then proceeded to plunder the home team bowling - their skipper going for 27 runs in one over.

A partnership of 68 with Jacob Marlow got the innings on track - Jacob playing his part as Stuart ran riot.

Stuart's run-out brought the innings to a close at 183.

It was key that the bowlers struck early but Broadstairs got to 28 before Stuart got amongst the wickets and 3-21 in his 10 overs broke the back of the home reply.

3 wickets a piece for Scott Gallagher (3-41) and the skipper (3-12) saw Hayes run out victors by 29 runs.

Three wins on the bounce and trail leaders Bromley by only one point - great early season form.

The 2's hosted Sevenoaks Vine - The Vine batted first and at 55-0 after 5 overs, looked on course for a big score.

However Dammika Silva (2-32) continued his fine form with ball and removed the dangerous opener.

Finlay Baker (2-32) and Leo Webster (3-24) also got amongst the wickets as Hayes fought back and bowled The Vine out for 203. Hayes also had the bonus of a 5 run start, courtesy of The Vine batsmen being found guilty of deliberately attempting to steal a run.

A 32 run opening partnership was broken with Alfie Peck falling but this bought Martin Pratt to the crease. Sam Davis fell with the score at 72 but with Martin batting well, Hayes pushed on.

Martin fell for 48 but Finlay Baker and Rory Low batted positively but with wickets falling steadily, Hayes succumbed to 177 all out and defeat to a very good Vine side.

The 3's travelled to Sherwood, looking to break their run of defeats.

Sherwood batted first and got off to a strong start before Skipper Jewel (2-28) and Maksud Ahmed (2-25) got into the wickets - Sherwood finishing off on 250-9 in theor allotted 45 overs.

A 50 run opening partnership between Muzzammal Salman and Jewel (15) got Hayes off to a positive start and with Azman Barbhuiya (41) and Tanvir Ahamed(23) amongst the runs, the stage was set for Rumel Chowdhury with a match winning 86 to see the side to their first win of the season.

The 4th XI hosted Sidcup who batted first.

Kevin Wilton (2-28) was the pick of the Hayes bowling as Sidcup piled on the runs as they amassed 213-4 in their 40 overs.

Steve Cotton (63), Luxan Sureshan (24) and Paul Steet (23*) offered resistance but time got the better of the reply and after 40 overs, Hayes finished on 138-7.

Sunday saw the Women travel to Bells Yew Green for a T20 Double Header.

In the first game, Bells Yew batted first and finished on 130 - Lucia Philpott (2-2) being the pick of the bowling.

Tansi Price with a quick fire 64 proved to be the match winner - ably supported by Gemma Murray (21) and Phoebe Wilkinson (19).

In the second game, Hayes batted first and Phoebe led the batting with 43 but with wickets falling at crucial times, Hayes finished on 99 after their 20 overs.

Lucia with (2-19) and Gemma Murray (2-18) led the bowling attack and the match went to the final over before Bells Yew scraped home with 2 balls to spare.

The Legends hosted old friends Statics and batting first were indebted to 55 from Leo Webster and 22 from Dave Hancock in their total of 150 all out.

Leo with 2-25 was amongst the wickets but Statics batted sensibly and got the runs with 2 overs to spare - Peter Jones with a miserly 3 overs (1-5) unable to prevent defeat.

So a good weekend for the 1st XI and 3's back to winning ways - the season is hotting up!

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