The History of Hayes Women's Cricket
The Hayes Hurricanes
In 1995 Emma and Lydia Greenway with Lynsey Askew, (then aged 15, 10 and 9 respectively) together with some friends from school thought it would be a good idea to start a women's team at Hayes Cricket Club. The first game was against Etchinghill from Folkestone. Hayes were delighted to bowl out Etchinghill for 37 but could only score 29 in reply!! The Hayes team was underway and although the initial years were quite tough in terms of getting teams out and winning matches, the team did improve and become older and stronger.
Quite a few of the girls in 1999/2000 were selected by Kent for age group cricket matches and again with the benefit of professional coaching the standard of play dramatically improved. Most of the girls playing for the current Hayes First Team represent Kent at various age group levels.
In the year 2001 Hayes women's changed their name to Hayes Hurricanes to keep in line with the modern day cricket and to be associated with the county of Kent Spitfires team name. Also in this year Hayes Hurricanes joined National League Division Three and won the division at the first attempt. They also entered the National Knockout Plate and beat Dukesmead (a First Division side) in the final.
In 2002 Hayes Hurricanes currently stand top of Division Two and are hoping to gain promotion to Division One. Again they have reached the semi-final of the National Knockout Cup and are hoping to make the final again!