Moone shines for promotion-chasing Hayes
Hayes 207 all out Old Merchant Taylors’ 115 all out
Hayes won by 92 runs BILLY Moone kept Hayes in contention for promotion after leading his team to a battling win over relegation-threatened Old Merchant Taylors’, writes Hayley Fox.
Moone, who returned to Hayes after two years away, scored 32 runs and then charged the OMT batsmen with five wickets to secure a win.
With OMT opening play in the field, Josh Painter fell to Uzair Khan’s inswinging delivery, then Jasraj Ghrial cleared three big sixes in a knock of 38 runs before falling.
Dylan Amin took a few more wickets, leaving Hayes on 69-4 from 16 overs, before the runs began to flow for Hayes with help from captain Shahbaz Haider and Yadvinder Singh, leaving them on 104-6.
With Arron Davies and Kulvinder Singh perishing after sensible innings, new ball pairing Moone and Ramneek Madial proved to be a solid partnership.
Madial provided a set of fast straight hits with Moone showing power to the end, ending the innings on 207 to the home side’s shock.
With a sizable total behind them and boosted confidence, Singh and Farhan Raja opened the bowling. OMT’s Dylan Amin hit a couple of crisp fours while Raja maintained composure for him to be stumped out by Painter’s sharp work.
Haider made the bold decision to unleash Moone and Madial once again, paying dividends with Moone having Bott caught behind his second over with a Painter catch.
Aaran Amin was battling well but lost another partner as Sochan Modi fell to Moone, before the man of the match returned to stump Amin.
OMT captain Kavir Vedd had a big task with the score on 55-4, but Madial produced an impressive inswinger to send him back to the pavilion.
Haider then caught one from Moone’s delivery, before the latter then smashed the stumps with a sensational ball.
Raja removed a stubborn tailender for 34 before wicket-taker Singh cleared up the rest to earn his side their third victory in four games.
(From left) Billy Moone, Jasraj Ghrial and Old Merchant Taylors’
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