vs. Harlow
Date:Saturday 5th May 2018
Venue:Home
Game:Friendly
Result:Lost
Scores:H&TCC 116/AO (R.Harding 32)
Harlow 117/1

2nd XI lost the toss and were asked to bat on a very wet back pitch at Hadleigh. After losing an early wicket R.Vapiwala and R.Harding steadied the ship before losing a cluster of wickets that Hadleigh couldn’t recover from eventually being bowled out for 116. Some very tight bowling gave all of the team a good run out with Harlow chasing down the total with only 5 overs remaining. A disappointing result but many positives to take into the first league game.
vs. Ardleigh Green/Brentwood
Date:Saturday 5th May 2018
Venue:TBA
Game:Friendly
Result:
Scores:
vs. South Woodford
Date:Saturday 12th May 2018
Venue:Away
Game:SNEL
Result:Abandoned
Scores:H&TCC 86/4
South Woodford 0/0

H&TCC lost the toss and were asked to bat, R.Vapiwala, R.Lambdon and A.Sinclair showed particularly good application on a difficult wicket. However the rain won on this occasion with Hadleigh 86/4. A positive start to the season with a good effort from everyone that batted. On to next week!
vs. Gidea Park & Romford
Date:Saturday 19th May 2018
Venue:Home
Game:SNEL
Result:Draw
Scores:Gidea Park 202/9 (D.Williams 3-38, A.Grosvenor 3-50)
H&TCC 166/9 (A.Sinclair 56, A.Grosvenor 47)

A similar story to the 1st team for the 2nd XI as they lost the toss and the openers got Hadleigh of to a threatening start. I.Patel and A.Grosvenor then bowled 24 economical overs between them and managed to restrict gidea park to 202 off 50 overs with no dropped catches! A.Sinclair and A.Grosvenor gave Hadleigh hope of chasing down 202 before Grosvenor was caught short and run out for 47. The “tail” managed to bat out for the draw for 10 odd overs to make deny Gidea Park 25 points.
vs. Hainault & Clayhall
Date:Saturday 26th May 2018
Venue:Away
Game:SNEL
Result:Draw
Scores:Hainault 286/6 (I.Patel 3-62)
H&TCC 126/9 (A.Sinclair 50)

Hadleigh elected to field first and sturggled to stop Hainault from scoring quickly as they amassed 286 from just 45 overs before declaring. I.Patel and C.Blackaby the pick of the bowlers picking up 5 between the 2 of them for just 88 runs. Captain Sinclair and I.Harrison should some resistence although Hadleigh never looked in with a chance of winning the game. The lower order again managed to hold out for the draw. Hadleigh host Orsett this week looking for a first win of the season after 3 draws.
vs. Orsett & Thurrock
Date:Saturday 2nd June 2018
Venue:Home
Game:SNEL (45)
Result:Won
Scores:H&TCC – 227/7 (D.Timms 56, R.Harding 49, A.Sinclair 45)
Orsett – 140AO (D.Mitchell 3-30)

Hadleigh lost to toss and were asked to bat and bat they did, amassing a total of 227 in 50 overs. 3 solid scores and well supported by the remainder of the line-up. A solid all round bowling performance had Orsett 120-9 with 15 overs to go. HTCC made hard work of getting the last wicket leaving it to the last over of the game. Great win, 25 points. Remember chaps don’t appeal if it hits the opposition in the head!
vs. Fives & Heronians
Date:Saturday 9th June 2018
Venue:Away
Game:SNEL (45)
Result:Lost
Scores:H&TCC – 245/7 (A.Grosvenor 62, A.Sinclair 61, I.Harrison 60)
Fives – 246/4

Hadleigh lost the toss and batted well on what was described as a wicket similar to the M25. Unfortunately similar to the first team no batsman could make it out of the 60’s. 5 batsmen making between 60 and 62 bizzar! Fives got off to a flier with the bat with both openers scoring 50’s. A good effort from all of the 6 bowlers but Five’s had a good game plan and backed themselves to chase anything on a very good wicket.
vs. Horndon-on-the-Hill
Date:Saturday 16th June 2018
Venue:Home
Game:SNEL (45)
Result:Won
Scores:H&TCC – 276AO (I.Harrison 59, A.Sinclair 50, L.Poynter 45, A.Grosvenor 38)
Horndon – 237AO (A. Grosvenor 3-51)

Hadleigh won the toss and batted first on a really good home wicket. The top 6 batsman batted superbly to get into a position of 253-5. Unfortunately there wasn’t a massive wag in the tail but HTCC reached a very respectable 276 off 45 overs. All 5 bowlers returned good figures and recorded a comfortable win. HTCC are 22 points off of the promotion places and play Westcliff this week who have only won 1 game this year. Come on, let’s get promotion back to Div 1.
vs. Westcliff-on-Sea
Date:Saturday 23rd June 2018
Venue:Away
Game:SNEL (45)
Result:Drew
Scores:Westcliff – 314/3
H&TCC – 314/6 (M.Zaidi 69, I.Harrison 67, A.Gilbert 50)

628 runs all in a day’s play, surely there had to be a winner? D.Williams winning the toss and opting to bowl first was looking like a great decision, with his 9 overs only costing 25 runs. After which the bowlers struggled to contain the one-man band batting of the Westcliff skipper, added to that he was dropped a couple of times.... Orders from the skipper: 'Go Hard or Go Home', Harrison (67) and Harding (42) providing the perfect platform for the team to chase down a mammoth total. Zaidi (69) and Gilbert (50), each scoring fifties were bringing the total down slowly, consequently the rate increased.... with 5 overs to go and 55 runs to score, man in form Sinclair scored a rapid 23 to bring Hadleigh to brink of victory, Parmenter needing 5 off the last ball.... manages to 'guide' the ball away for 4. Unbelievable scenes. Game tied.
vs. Belhus
Date:Saturday 30th June 2018
Venue:Away
Game:SNEL (45)
Result:Lost
Scores:Belhus – 263/2
H&TCC – 175AO (L.Poynter 58*, RD.Castle 31)