Week 17 – All to Play For

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Rain Hinders 1st XI - Win for 2's

Last summer we saw sunshine every Saturday – sadly this season has seen too much rain.

Saturday saw the 1st XI suffer a cruel blow when their game against St Lawrence was rained-off before a ball was bowled in the second innings – with Hayes needing a gettable 135 to win and be safe from relegation.

Hayes had bowled well to restrict the visitors to 134-8 in a game reduced to 60 overs.  Alfie Peck once again starred with the ball – 3-25 and he was ably supported by Scott Gallagher (2-20), with Will MacVicar and Andy Eddicott also chipping in with a wicket.  Stuart Eddicott also bowling a miserly spell of 6 overs for only 17 runs.

Despite great efforts to get the game re-started, the match was abandoned at 6pm – Hayes need a good performance in the last match of the season when we visit Minster, to banish any thoughts of relegation – with one game to play, 5 sides are battling to avoid the drop!

The 2’s suffered frustrations at Orpington but eventually managed to get a 40 over game played – crucial in their quest for promotion.

Hayes were invited to bat first and James Bamber (39) and Rowan Macdonald-Gay (30) ensured Hayes posted a competitive total of 122-7.

Despite a further rain delay, Hayes managed to get the win they needed by restricting Orpington to 95-8 in their 20 overs.  Luxan Sureshan starring with the ball 3 overs yielding 2-5.  Joel Couldrey took 2 wickets whilst Johnny White, Grant Sheen and Dammika Silvas all took a wicket.

With one game to play the 2’s need 4 points to secure promotion and win would see them top the table – come along to Hayes on Saturday and cheer them on!

Johnny Wilkie took 2 wickets as the 3’s hosted Bexley on The Meadow, with Zoe Hainsworth and Ronnie Buddin taking one as the visitors were restricted to 138-4 in a 60 over match.

With Hayes 18-2 the rains came and that ended the match – one game left, and a win could see Hayes promoted!

The 4’s had a close game with Chislehurst & West Kent. The Home side fielded first and batting proved difficult with rain around – Sam Millard (24) and Dipesh Joshi (33*) starred with the bat but Hayes were bowled out for 106.

A good bowling performance from Hayes – Luke Jones taking 2-18 and wickets each for David Tappenden, Kade McKenzie and Alex Striling, wasn’t enough to stop the home side winning by 5 wickets.  The team did take enough bonus points to ensure they would avoid relegation so well done to skipper Rob Taylor.

Sunday was the Warman Beer festival – another amazing day – but also saw the Sunday 2’s take on old friends, Waggoners.

Waggoners batted first and scored 219-4 in a 80 over match – Ronnie Buddin, Alex Stirling, Nicholas Beach and Alice Sheridan taking the wickets.

An undefeated century from Sam Aylwin – 107* – took Hayes ot the cusp of victory – Sam Millard (22) Alex Stirling (15) and Fabian Bailey (18*) batting well too – but alas the side came 2 runs short in an entertaining game.

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