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

 

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
1 Joe Cavanagh Caught Mason 2
2 Asif Padhani Bowled McIntyre 0
3 Matt Suckling+ LBW Mason 2
4 Tony Hooper* Caught Mason 0
5 Conor Brown Bowled McIntyre 43
6 Johnny McDuell Caught Mason 69
7 Chris Brewster LBW Mason 30
8 Pradeesh Surendran NOT OUT 13
9 James Allsop NOT OUT 2
10 Phil McDuell DID NOT BAT
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Rob Pollock-Hill
Extras: 17 TOTAL: 178

 

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
McIntyre 6 2 12 2
Mason 6 1 17 5
Hardy 3 0 35 0
Scott 6 1 38 0
L Faber 3 0 15 0
T Faber 6 0 21 0
Fricker 2 0 8 0
Poole 3 0 25 0

 

Team Batting Second: Harrow Wanderers

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
1 Fricker Bowled Hooper 6
2 Poole Bowled McDuell 3
3 Scott Stumped Suckling Allsop 54
4 Wright LBW J McDuell 8
5 Edgell Bowled Allsop 48
6 Woodhouse Bowled Cavanagh 1
7 Hardy Caught Allsop Surendran 12
8 Mason Caught Ph McDuell Surendran 2
9 McIntyre Caught J McDuell Allsop 11
10 T Faber NOT OUT 7
11 L Faber RUN OUT Allsop 0
Extras: 10 TOTAL: 162

 

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Hooper 5 0 18 1
Ph McDuell 6 0 22 1
J McDuell 2 0 17 1
Pollock-Hill 5 0 32 0
Surendran 5 0 30 2
Allsop 5.3 1 20 3
Cavanagh 2 0 13 1

Scorer(s): Karen Suckling