Win­ner takes all in a ti­tle de­cider

Hayes sec­onds win with game to spare

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

The new cham­pi­ons suf­fered the dis­ap­point­ment of rel­e­ga­tion last year but have bounced back to the fifth tier at the first time of ask­ing.

Hayes wel­comed Wind­sor to Hayes Park in good con­di­tions on Satur­day and cap­tain Shaikh No­man had no qualms in bat­ting first af­ter win­ning the toss.

They lost opener Amin Muyasser (2) very quickly into the in­nings but Josh Pain­ter (17) and Shahid Ahmed (26) showed so­lid­ity to re­build the in­nings against some hos­tile bowl­ing.

Ekhtasham Naeem (27) was top scorer for the home side as they reached a 145 to­tal, which would re­quire some good work with the ball to see the tro­phy safely se­cured.

Luck­ily for Hayes sup­port­ers, Farhan Raja (4-26) and Claudius Way­land (4-25) were on their game as the weather de­te­ri­o­rated in west Lon­don.

Man of the match Raja claimed the fi­nal Wind­sor vic­tim with just 10 balls of the in­nings re­main­ing to spark wild cel­e­bra­tions on the side­lines.

Mean­while, spec­ta­tors are be­ing en­cour­aged to at­tend the third an­nual cricket match be­tween a team of medics com­pris­ing doc­tors from Bish­ops Wood Hos­pi­tal and Hilling­don NHS Trust against Ick­en­ham Ladies on Sun­day.

The match starts at noon (doors open at 11.30am) and takes place at East­cote Cricket Club, Hay­don Road.

Pro­ceeds from the sale of re­fresh­ments go to CURA, the char­ity which sup­ports peo­ple with lim­ited means suf­fer­ing from breast can­cer in Hilling­don and the Home Coun­ties.

All are welcome to come and watch.

Any­one wish­ing to know more about CURA, or the cricket match, is in­vited to email cura at info@cura-uk.com or visit www. cura-uk.com

n FOUR WICK­ETS: Claudius Way­land

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