Winning Start For Harrow St Mary's
Harrow St Mary's (HSM) got their 2015 season underway with three wins out of three with their first team, second team and Under 11s all successful.
HSM kicked off their season with first and second XI team matches against Highgate CC.
Away at Highgate, HSM batted first with debutant Arman Randhawa and Dhiren DeSilva, who both took HSM to 138 before DeSilva was out for 45.
Then Radhawa cut loose and hitting fours and sixes (aided by the short Highgate boundary) passed 100, then 150 and then entered club record territory when he hit 200 thus becoming only the third batman to hit a double ton for HSM.
Passing the 221 not out score from 1996 he then had the 2013 club record of 242 by Tom Pettet in sight. Going for a six to claim the record he was caught, failing on 238.
HSM finished on 359 all out and in reply the 11.2 overs bowled by left-arm spinner Harindu Gunasekara claimed seven for 50 that had Highgate all out for 209 in 33.2 overs.
Batting first for the second team, Jawwad Mahmud hit 67, Tom Pettet 43 and S. Atullah 56 taking HSM to 244 for seven in 45 overs.
In reply Highgate were all out for 173 with Atullah finishing with four for 49 and Tony Wright four for 46.
The U11s had the honour of being the first team from HSM to take to the field this season, starting it off with a resounding win.
Uxbridge won the toss and decided to bat. In their 20 overs they scored 98 for four. Every HSM boy bowled with Sujan Boddu taking the title of the first wicket-taker of the season by any Harrow St Mary’s bowler.
Others fell to Shayen Viad and Roman Davies plus a run out. Alex Brook, making his debut behind the stumps, did not concede a single bye.
In reply HSM scored the 99 required off 15.1 overs for the loss of just two wickets. Stand out star of the show was Piyeeshan Sabeeshan with a fantastic 42 having shared in an opening partnership with Niam Vaid of 72.
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