HSM Lose Derby Clash, But Win Elsewhere
Harrow St Mary's 1st XI lost their derby clash with Harrow but the 2nds, 3rds and Sunday XIs were all successful this weekend.
First XI v Harrow
On a damp pitch the toss of the coin was going to be a vital part of the 1st XI game but it didn't go captain Tom Pettet's way and Harrow St. Mary's were put into bat.
Opening bowler Crook struck with the second ball, clipping the bails of Jaimit Patel's wicket and then HSM had wickets fall at regular intervals that resulted in eight of the 11 not getting into double figures with only Curtley Louw (28) and Sam Blennerhassett (19) making any contribution to their total of 68 all out.
FOW: 1-0, 2-2, 3-24, 4-27, 5-57, 6-57, 7-64, 8-66, 9-67 10-68
In reply, it was immediately apparent that the pitch was going to make a major contribution to the game when Harrow’s three openers also fell for single figures along with two of their middle order.
Another 20 or 30 runs, and a little more luck, could have made for an interesting finish but in the end, Harrow won despite Louw taking four for 23.
Second XI v Edmonton
This was a good solid performance from HSM on a pitch that wasn’t giving much to the bowlers.
However, taking wickets consistently, this win keeps them up in promotion contention
Harindu Gunasekara took four for 64 and Chris Brown two for 39 as Edmonton were 128 all out and in reply, Dhiren de Silva's unbeaten 56 guided HSM home to an eight-wicket success.
Third XI v Eastcote
A hat-trick and four wickets in an over from Akram Shaikh (16-4-30-5) and the spin of Steve Murphy (23-9-34-3) dismissed Eastcote for 91 in 47 overs.
However, HSM made hard work of their reply when openers Manoj Patel (1) and Daniel Murphy (0) went early and HSM were 12 for two in the ninth.
Prageeth Cooray (22) and Kishore Waghela (14) were going well until falling and at 45 for four in the 19th over it required the patience of number five Andy Dobbin to see them to the end and keep them as joint leaders at the top of their division.
Sunday XI v Richmond
Tony Wright took five wickets and Sarab Sahni four as Richmond were all out for 183 and in reply, Tom Pettet (68), Daniel Murphy (34 not out) and Darren Bourke (32) helped HSM win with eight overs to spare.