DIVISION 4A: Hayes 126-6 (20pts) beat Slough III 125 (7pts) by four wickets
TOMMY King produced a devastating late blitz to help Hayes claim their second win of the season from a low scoring game with Slough III.
Slough made slow progress after electing to bat, inching their way to 71 for two after Claudius Wayland claimed two early scalps with the aid of Sean Morgan's reflex catch to get rid of Parhinder (14), while wicket-keeper Ramneth caught Rashi (11).
Morgan bowled Ibriham (14) and Wayland (4-44) grabbed two more wickets at 78 and 79 before Slough took charge once again and moved to 115 when Mike Green trapped Iqbal LBW.
It was then that King (4-14) hit a purple patch, taking four wickets for four runs to wrap up the innings at 125 in the 42nd over.
Hayes had to do without opener Steve Forey, who aggravated an old leg injury in the field and they were reeling when a trio of LBW decisions left them 43 for three with Simon Green (4) Ramnath (15) and Funnell (6) back in the hutch, and two runs later Michael Green was bowled for 16. Chris Frost and Umar Farooq began a slow fightback, taking the total to 93 when Farooq (22) fell to a fourth LBW followed by Frost (30).
However, Mo Arshad (16 not out) and Morgan (4 not out) saw Hayes home with four four wickets in hand.
* The second team was pipped at the post in an enthralling match at Marlow Park II despite a chanceless 120 not out from evergreen Keith Wallis.
Relieved of his first team duties, Wallis rolled back the years as he made good use of a shirt front of a track and lightning outfield, with 80 of his runs coming in boundaries.
He was well supported by Yuseff (33),Ahmed (37) and Amin Muyassur (30 not out), who with Wallis struck 84 from the last seven overs to enable an early declaration after 50 overs.
The Park openers also set off at a rate of knots, putting 80 on the board before the first wicket fell in the 12th over to the experienced Colin Richardson (5-48), who continued to bowl with interesting variation to claim four more wickets and leave the hosts in dire trouble at 158 for eight from 28 overs.
However, teenagers Mansell Way and Gary Di Masco, aided by some wayward bowling, played some delightful shots to edge Marlow ever closer to their target, with 17-year-old Way (28) finally falling with the score on 280 for nine,having put on 122 with his younger colleague,to set up a nailbiting finale.
Di Masco remained defiant and launched a six over mid-wicket to fittingly win the match, leaving Hayes to rue the 64 extras conceded, the majority of them wides.
[25a0] The thirds held out for a draw against a strong Spelthorne side that posted 233 for two. Hayes replied with 134 for seven, Kenny McDonald continuing his fine run of form with 55, while Kevin Davis batted out 23 overs for just 17 runs to stave off defeat.
*Hayes Academy side is yet to win a game this season but the experience of playing full length matches against senior opponents has proved invaluable for the future.
At North Maidenhead they once again put up a spirited display and despite perfect batting conditions they restricted their hosts to 171 all out with Sean Morgan and George Painter picking up three wickets apiece.They looked on course for victory when 13-year-old Callum Jones (22) and 15-year-old Ryan Morgan (25) were at the crease but once they departed the run chase became too much and after a valiant attempt finished 19 runs short.
Hillingdon Manor 138-5 (20pts) beat Kew 136 (6pts) by five wickets
A HIGHLY successful weekend in which Hillingdon Manor recorded six wins out of six was capped by the first team recording its opening victory of the league season.
Two new signings made their mark on their debuts after opening bowler Bilal Akram made the early running, picking up two wickets as he found considerable inswing to trouble the Kew batsmen.
The introduction of new overseas player Kishore Waghela led to more wickets as he bowled with good pace to
claimthree for 48, while Akram (5-23) claimed his first five-wicket haul of the season as Kew were dismissed for 136.
Manor's nerves were tested as Zab Akram and David Huntley both departed early but new opening batsman Rajiv Tanna batted sensibly and with good support from first Aftab Akram (19) and then Azim Karim (18 not out), he saw his side home with an unbeaten 47, despite Kidron Thomas picking up four for 58.
* The second XI continued their winning ways as they overcame Alder-shot on a difficult batting strip.
They posted 195 for nine thanks to Gary Higgins (41), Stuart Duce and Mandeep Sarai (both 32) before Paul Everett (4-50) and Syed Shah (3-16)
bowled excellent spells to skittle Aldershot II for 96, although the highlight of the day was skipper Julian Corbin's first wicket for five years. [25a0] Grant Morris stole the headlines in the third XI fixture with OMT as he smashed 10 sixes on the way to a club record 220 not out.
His astonishing knock came off just 137 balls as he became only the second person to make a double century for Manor, surpassing Omar Aziz's 210 of three seasons ago. Morris came to the crease with Manor on five for one and saw them post a formidable 338 for five declared after putting on 145 for the fourth wicket with Gulum Sherali (59) and 119 with Mark Seymour, of which Seymour contributed only 17.
Manor then tore through the OMT lineup to dismiss them for 93 with Rob Gearney taking five for 13.
* The club's three friendly teams completed the six of the best as the fourth XI overcame Old Hamptonians by six wickets with Simon Ward (5-28) and Mohammad Raza (73 not out) leading the way.
The Sunday first team beat Exiles by five wickets, with Adam Seymour making 43 and Scott Morris picking up four wickets, while the academy team won on Sunday as Grant Morris's good form continued with a quick-fire 48, before Stuart Duce recorded a career best four for 28.