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Nick Hayles

Right-hand Bat and Wicketkeeper

Right Arm Off-Spin

Debut: 08.07.2007  

House: Reckitt  

At LP: 2003-2008

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Batting head-gear


Fielding head-gear



Favourite Graham Carter nick-name


Favourite OLCC Brothers



What are your three favourite films?

1 - Three Amigos

2 - The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

3 - The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother


What is your desert island book?

The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien

What is your desert island luxury item?

My own pillow


Please provide your eight desert island discs:

1 - John Denver - Country Roads

2 - Usher - Yeah

3 - Bryan Adams - Summer of 69

4 - Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

5 - Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer - Andrew Lloyd Webber

6 - Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

7 - Danza Kuduro - Don Omar ft. Lucenzo

8 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Hans Zimmer


Beer or Wine: Beer
Tea or Coffee: Coffee
Wet Shave or Dry Shave: Dry

Morning or Night: Morning
City or Countryside: Countryside

Messi or Ronaldo: Ronaldo
Pietersen or Boycott: Pietersen

West Indies 80’s or Australia 90’s: Australia 90's

Warne or Murali: Warne

WG Grace or Bradman: Bradman

Favourite ever umpire: Steve Bucknor

And what are your three things to go into Room 101?

1 - Coriander

2 - Preaching

3 - Cling Film

"Nicholas Hayles? Does the name ring any bells? That's right the esteemed member of the OLCC!

Wasn't he that guy that was great at wicket keeping?

No, that was Will Denselow.

Hold on then... did he bowl slow pace deceivers? THAT'S RIGHT! Nick Hayles! Known on earth as the Flight Commander for the way he dictates the balls curvature in such a way it could only be described as... a Pie. His balls are delivered with such grace that the late great Van Gogh would merely have mistaken them for swirling stars. Not to mention his batting which was performed with such severity and accuracy that often that willow bat he wields appears to be an extension of his arm. But that's not what you want to hear about Nick Hayles, it is hardly the tip of the iceberg of what he brings to the honest game of cricket.


What I'm sure you're more interested in is the fielding. Some say he was born at slip, others say it was in a hospital. I even heard once that as a young child he was bullied for turning up to school only wearing a thigh pad... as a vest. But these rumours are but a feint impression in comparison to the enigma that Haylo is on the pitch. He brings spirit to the game, a hunger to win and often the occasional side splitting pun - but never without the sweetness and the softness of a morning blackbird. To many Nick Hayles is known as 'the artist of the wicket', 'the lord of the bails' but to me, he shall forever be 'the guy that bats with me at the end when we're going to lose the game'



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