Result: Lost by 18 runs

Report:

Harrow chose to bat first and Messrs Hooper and Blackhurst opened the bowling for us. It was not long before the Harrow wickets began to fall regularly. Tight fielding, but mainly excellent bowling for Hooper (6-2-8-3) and then Pollock-Hill meant that Harrow found themselves at 38-5. Chopra and Sampson closed ranks and when Sampson fell Hardy came in and the run rate picked up dramatically. Chopra got in on the fun and after the allotted 35 overs Harrow had reached 171 for 6.

Stragglers, perhaps a little deflated that we’d let such an excellent position get away from us (a little) went into bat after a lovely tea in the pavilion. It was not long before Pilcher was clean bowled and Salter fell soon after. We then had a steady period with Brewster (c) supporting Cross. Cross hit an immaculate 56 and his innings should be commended. Brown rallied well and started scoring quickly, which put Harrow on the back foot. However, with no one able to support Brown it was left to Pollock Hill and Baxter to try to get us over the line. Despite some effective bludgeoning from Pollock-Hill we lost our 10th wicket with just shy of 20 required.

We retired to the Field House Club (the Harrow Wanderers clubhouse overlooking the ground) for drinks on the terrace to lick our wounds and congratulate Harrow Wanderers on a fine victory. Both sides are keen for an earlier start next year, but it is expected we will continue with limited overs.

Captain: Tony Hooper

Match Manager: James Allsop

Team Batting First: Harrow Wanderers

 

BatsmanHow OutBowlerScore
1O GriffithsBowled Hooper11
2M BaddeleyCaught (Baxter)Blackhurst12
3S MaydonBowledPollock-Hill8
4H AtkinsonCaught (Surendran)Pollock-Hill0
5H Forman-HardyBowledHooper0
6A ChopraNOTOUT58
7H SampsonCaughtHooper15
8C HardyNOTOUT56
9T FaberDIDNOTBAT
10H MacIntyreDIDNOTBAT
11

 

L Compton *DIDNOTBAT
Extras: 11TOTAL: 171 for 6

 

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Blackhurst70581
Hooper6283
Pollock-Hill91292
Surendran80320
Pilcher40410
Brewster10200

 

Team Batting Second: Stragglers of Asia

BatsmanHow OutBowlerScore
1H Pilcher BowledMacIntyre0
2C Brewster (c)Caught321
3I SalterBowledSampson2
4F CrossCaught356
5C BrownBowledMacIntyre46
6J AllsopCaught33
7T Hooper *Bowled30
8W BlackhurstCaught30
9P SurendranCaughtCompton2
10R Pollock-HillNOTOUT12
11R Baxter +Bowled43
Extras: 8TOTAL: 153 all out

 

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
MacIntyre81322
Sampson71181
391445
44.50251
Compton50331