A defeat for the first XI, a win for the second XI, a defeat for the third XI and some good news for the Colts made it a mixed weekend for Harrow St Mary's Cricket Club.
Uxbridge 172-8 (56.2 overs) beat
Harrow St Mary's 1st XI 171 All Out (42.4 overs) by two wickets
After HSM lost the toss and were put in to bat, opener Lakmal Kasthuri appeared to be giving HSM a rare good start, hitting anything loose, but in the fifth over he reached for a wide one and was caught behind.
Sukinder Singh (10), Sam Blennerhassett (18) and Curtley Louw (30) all made starts before succumbing and it was left to veteran Gary Pettet to help the team to a defendable score before he was out on 46 giving an edge to extra cover.
In reply, it looked like Uxbridge’s openers Garon Kleinweldt and Malkeet Dhaliwal were going to knock the runs off without loss until Kasthuri bowled Kleinweldt in the 14th over to end their 73-run stand.
Kasthuri and partner Tuan Hadgie, who claimed a hat trick, then pinned back Uxbridge, who lost six wickets for 19 runs.
However, Kasthuri had to go off after twisting his ankle and HSM lost momentum. Added to the equation was some slack fielding from HSM that allowed Uxbridge’s numbers nine and 10, Arrar Dar (36 not out) and John Hendrie (28 not out) to steer them to victory with Uxbridge now sitting second in the table with HSM down in the danger zone.
Harrow St Mary's 2nd XI beat
Turnham Green by 90 runs
Finishing with figures of 14.5-4-17-7 the star of the game was Harindu Gunasekara and their win keeps the 2s up in promotion contecntion
North London 306-2 (41 overs) beat
Harrow St Mary's 3rd XI 303-5 Dec (45 overs) by eight wickets
A declaration by HSM with over 300 runs on the board in 45 overs wasn’t enough for them as North London surpassed them in 41 overs to win by eight wickets.
Shivam Chauhan (50), Kishore Waghela (150 not out) and Manoj Patel (50 not out) all scored heavily as over 600 runs were hit in all before HSM lost inside 42 overs.
U16 Kushal Patel has been selected to play for Middlesex 2nd XI against Gloucestershire at Richmond on Wednesday.
'Kush' has played age-group cricket at HSM since he was eight years old, including beng part of the U10 team that won the Gubby Allen Trophy at Lord’s in 2008 and the U15s who were National Champions last year.