Played at Harrow School Sixth Form Ground

Result: Won by 16 runs

Report:

On what was probably the greenest and most pleasant outfield in Southern England that weekend, Stragglers won the toss and chose to bat. With 7 of the team being genuine openers, what could go wrong?

In just 7 overs the Harrow pair of Mason and McIntyre decimated our top order. We lost 4 wickets and gained just 6 runs in that spell. In true wandering spirit, Harrow changed their bowling, which allowed messrs Brown and J McDuell to knuckle down. A fantastic 98 run partnership ensued with Conor falling a few short from his 50 and Johnny reaching 69. Well supported by Brewster and then Pradeesh, Stragglers were ultimately very happy with their 178 for 7 in the allotted 35 overs.

Harrow left the field in high spirits, but their top order was to falter as well. At 12-2 Stragglers thought that they were well back in the game, but sensible batting from Scott and Edgell was beginning to take matters from us. It took Allsop (coming out of a 4 year bowling retirement) to quickly break the partnership with a fine stumping by Suckling with his first ball. Allsop then bowled out the resilient Edgell. Incredible (and virtually identical) catches at slip from McDuell pere et fils and a handy boundary catch from Allsop meant that Harrow went from 114-3 to 157-9. A fine run out off Allsop’s last over by the Chairman wrapped up the game for Stragglers.

We retired to Field House for drinks on the picturesque terrace and waxed lyrical about our performance. We should acknowledge the fine sportsmanship shown by Harrow, which ensured a great day was had by all.

Team Batting First: Stragglers of Asia

 

BatsmanHow OutBowlerScore
1Joe CavanaghCaughtMason2
2Asif PadhaniBowledMcIntyre0
3Matt Suckling+LBWMason2
4Tony Hooper*CaughtMason0
5Conor BrownBowledMcIntyre43
6Johnny McDuellCaughtMason69
7Chris BrewsterLBWMason30
8Pradeesh SurendranNOTOUT13
9James AllsopNOTOUT2
10Phil McDuellDIDNOTBAT
11

 

Rob Pollock-Hill
Extras: 17TOTAL: 178

 

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
McIntyre62122
Mason61175
Hardy30350
Scott61380
L Faber30150
T Faber60210
Fricker2080
Poole30250

 

Team Batting Second: Harrow Wanderers

BatsmanHow OutBowlerScore
1FrickerBowledHooper6
2PooleBowledMcDuell3
3ScottStumped SucklingAllsop54
4WrightLBWJ McDuell8
5EdgellBowledAllsop48
6WoodhouseBowledCavanagh1
7HardyCaught AllsopSurendran12
8MasonCaught Ph McDuellSurendran2
9McIntyreCaught J McDuellAllsop11
10T FaberNOTOUT7
11L FaberRUN OUTAllsop0
Extras: 10TOTAL: 162

 

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Hooper50181
Ph McDuell60221
J McDuell20171
Pollock-Hill50320
Surendran50302
Allsop5.31203
Cavanagh20131

Scorer(s): Karen Suckling