It was a mixed weekend for Harrow St Mary's with a winning draw, a loss and a win for their three men's sides in action on Saturday.
Sat 1st X1 v Shepherds Bush-winning draw for HSM
HSM 322-6 declared in 49 overs
Bush 160-4 in 51
Bush won the toss and put HSM in to bat. Openers Jaimit Patel and Harmeet Singh survived a couple of early appeals, then, having survived two dropped catches, Singh was caught off a big swoosh to give an edge to point and was out for 25 in the 10th.
Sam Blennershassett then entered, reaching his 50 in the 24th over but Bush will have regretted dropping him two overs later when on 56 as he punished the Bush bowlers.
Jaimit Patel deprived himself of a well deserved 50 when, calling for the run, a direct hit to the stumps had him run out on 49.
Tom Pettet, next in, gave an edge to the keeper (24) but then Curtley Louw was dropped on 12 before going on to make 60, one of six catches that Bush dropped in the field.
Blennerhassett brought up his century in style, clipping a six off his toes in the 44th then followed it with another and continued to give a controlled batting display until being caught on 140.
Bush’s fielding enabled HSM to reach the highest score they have made since joining the County League.
In reply, Haran Dharmaraja struck early in the seventh with the score on 26, caught behind by wicket-keeper Pettet then Jaimit Patel got his revenge for his run out when, with one stump to aim at, hit it running out Whealing for three to leave Bush 35 for two in the ninth.
Dharmaraja’s partner, Curtley Louw, delivered pace bowling from the other end, but with two early wickets lost Bush then decided to batten down the hatches and after 20 overs were 73 for two.
Then HSM dropped a couple in the field themselves. Although overs were running out Chris Brown’s second spell didn’t let Bush off the hook as his pace and bounce peppered them and he got a well-deserved wicket immediately after the drinks break bowling number four Illingworth for 38.
This was followed by another wicket two balls later, caught by Harmeet Singh, but was too late to give HSM the victory their bowlers deserved and opener Sam Dishun remained not out on 75.
2nd X1 v. Harrow Town - win for Town
HSM’s campaign to earn promotion to the County League didn’t get off to the best start when they dropped catches in the field and their batsmen were then unable to push for the win.
Harrow Town 201 ao 52 overs (Sukinder Singh 10-1-33-4)
HSM 170ao 44.4 overs (Darren Bourke 66, Tony Wright 25, Ruhan 24, Ben Aitken 21)
Sat 3rd X1 v Richmond-win for HSM
A catch by Andy Dobbin on the boundary in the dying overs of the game has placed HSM joint third top of the table
Harrow St Mary's 143 All Out (50.3 overs)
Richmond 111 All Out (41.2 overs) (Steve Murphy 20.2-6-45-5)
20/20 cup v. Bessborough
HSM 161-8 (Sam Blennerhassett 35, Jaimit Patel 27)
Bessborough 79ao (Lakmal Kasthuri 4-4)
Wins by the U11A v Stanmore and U15A v Stanmore and U10A v Harrow but HSM’s U10Bs lost to Eastcote U10Bs.