Southgate 27-3 (14 overs) v Harrow St Marys – match abandoned
With rain forecast and imminent from the start it was not easy batting on a greenish wicket at Harrow St Mary’s on Saturday. The home bowlers, mainly pitching the ball up on a good length and induced considerable movement.
Tom Edrich, as ever, concentrated hard and with one or two near misses was able to battle through to the inevitable closure with 15 not out but Alvin and Jamie Jouning succumbed in different ways to the medium paced attack. Alvin, having batted on the main ground at Lord’s on Thursday, found this pitch somewhat slower and was out playing (extremely !) early at a short ball and mis hit for an easy catch.
Jamie nicked off to third slip and Mikey Stevens , who looked bang in form, was beaten by a quicker ball from the left arm spinner in his first over.
Then it rained !