The Saturday Wrap – 21st May 2022

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The weekend round up - 21st May 2022

Minster, who pipped Hayes to the Division 1 championship last season, hosted the 1st XI and a buoyant Hayes side headed to Sheppey, looking to build on their splendid start.

Skipper Beau Couldrey won the toss and asked Minster to bat- the boys clearly prefer a run-chase!

With the unlucky Miguel Barbosa out for the season with a bicep injury, Joel Couldrey was added to the side.

Will MacVicar and Stuart Eddicott opened the bowling and were soon putting pressure on the openers. 

Stuart then produced a fine ball, excellently caught by keeper Liam Buttery, to dismiss the dangerous Edward Moore. 

A mix-up between the batsmen saw Joel sweep in to run-out the remaining opener and Minster were 16-2.

Stuart bowled his 8 over opening spell for a miserly 12 runs before giving way to his brother – who produced an even more devastating display as he ripped apart the Minster middle-order. Andrew Eddicott ending up with 3-11 from his 10 overs.

Connor Byrne and Gareth Severin then entered the fray, and both took 2 wickets each as Minster continued to lose wickets – a quick-fire 46 from their keeper, Oliver Dewey, was all that kept them from complete disaster as Hayes skittled them for 111 in 42 overs.

In reply, Hayes quickly lost overseas, Gareth Severin but Liam Buttery and Will MacVicar steadied the ship before Will fell at 28.

This bought in-form Alex Blake to the crease and he and Liam pushed the score on to 45 before Liam was dismissed for 10.

Tomas Gallagher (12) and Beau Couldrey (8) kept Alex company as Alex dominated the bowling and it was left to Joel Couldrey (4*) to be there at the end – Alex finishing with 56 not out – as Hayes coasted home in 28 overs and make it 3 from 3!

The 2nd XI hosted Old Colfeians, who won the toss and elected to bat.

A tight spell from Ashley Quayle saw the first wicket fall at 1, however there then followed a 110-run partnership as the Hayes bowling was put under the cosh.

Leo Webster stopped the carnage with a couple of quick wickets, but Old Colfeians built on their good start.

Colin Couldrey, Alfie Peck and Ashley ended up with 2 wickets each also the visitors posted 257-8 in their 50 overs.

James Bamber fell quickly for a duck, but Liam Vallois and Alfie Peck tried to repair the early damage.

However, both Liam (30) and Alfie (13) fell with the score in the 50’s – Martin Pratt also falling and Hayes were 57-4.

George Perry (31) and skipper Sam Davis (46) started to repair the damage, but George was dismissed on 124 and Sam’s defiant innings came to a close on 162 as Hayes fell to a 70 run defeat.

The 3’s were looking to go 3 from 3 as they hosted Sidcup on The Meadow.

Sidcup elected to bat first and made a steady start before Johnny White struck with the score on 53.

The returning MD Belal then proceeded to bowl a devastating 9 over spell, taking 3-13.

Graeme Morrison with 3-12 and Mark Trevatt with 2-12 ensured no recovery for the visitors as they were bowled out for 123 in the 39th over.

Despite losing both openers with the score on 18, David Cross with a brilliant unbeaten 50, saw the side home – skipper Mark Wheatley (27) also chipped in.

A strong start to the season as Hayes top the table!

Oli Clarke put his title-winning football season behind him as he returned to lead the 4th XI in an away fixture at Beckenham.

Winning the toss, he invited the opposition to bat.

Despite 2 wickets from the skipper himself – and one for Oliver Molsher, Beckenham made steady progress and it was only the inspired introduction of Ronnie Buddin into the attack that saw Hayes fortunes change.

Ronnie’s 6 over spell saw him grab 5 wickets as Beckenham were pegged back to 195-9 in their 40 overs – still an imposing target.

The successful Browne – Father Jeremy and son Marcus, opened the batting and put on another 50 partnership before they both fell with the score on 55 – Max Stanyard also falling on the same score.

Guy Munton and Harry Clarke (no relation) proceeded to repair the damage taking the score to 111 before Guy fell for 24, with Rob Taylor following soon after, 195 looked a long way away.

The skipper joined his namesake and proceeded to hammer the bowling, making a quick-fire 43 and taking the score onto 188 before falling.

Jesse Rowson was then run-out, however Harry ensured Hayes got home and a fine 64 not-out to his name.

The 4’s are the only undefeated side in the league!

Sunday saw Tunbridge Wells cry-off the Women’s fixture, and the Sunday Legends entertained Croydon Royals at home.

Croydon won the toss and elected to bat – and made light of the Hayes attack.

Ruben Spencer with 3 and Ronnie Budin with 2, being the highlights of an attack that conceded 247 from 40 overs.

Undeterred by such a large run-chase, openers Colin Couldrey and Parashant Jajodia made a quick start before Prashant fell for 7.

Mark Trevatt then made a rapid 51 and with the fall of his and Colin’s wicket – Colin making 35 – Hayes were still very much in the game

Animesh Rastogi and skipper Rob Taylor (20) continued the run-chase.

Samuel Aylwin joined Animesh and an unlikely victory looked on – however with Samuel falling for 50 (from 29 balls) the Hayes reply fell 26 short, with Animesh undefeated on 38.

A good weekends cricket – 3 sides still undefeated and the buzz around the club is great!

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