1st XI vs Harrow


The Southgate team had been encouraged to ‘put on a show’ for the President’s men at The Walker Ground on Saturday.

This they did to such an extent that the President’s men were still on their coffee and cheese and biscuits when the game was over!

The first ball of the day was one ball too early for wicketkeeper Phil Dunnett and opening bowler, Mike Stevens, as it went careering down the leg side so after one ball Harrow were 5 for 0.

But it got better......much better.

With the score on just 14 Mike moved one away to the Harrow opener, and he moved out of his crease to be brilliantly stumped by Dunnett.

After this wickets fell regularly to Mikey( 5-41),who again bowled very well, and other opening bowler, Darragh Edwards (3-26),and apart from a stand of 20 for the ninth wicket ,Harrow had no answer to the Southgate opening attack. It was good to see Darragh have success by taking three wickets on this occasion as often he seems one of those bowlers who beats the bat often without success.

Dunnett added another couple of catches to his personal total, Woffers finished it off with a couple of cheap wickets, and Tom Edrich produced the catch of the season, and probably of any other season.

Diving high to his left he took a brilliant catch, bring back memories of goalkeepers of yesteryear        (today’s keepers don’t catch it so much, they parry it)

Mike Stevens great success did not carry on into the Southgate innings, as he was out early, but Jamie Jouning (41 not out) retained his form of the previous week, aided by Matt Stratton, who scored 20 (spurred on by no less than two lady supporters on the boundary).

Suitably, captain Tom Edrich steered his team home to victory.

Barnes away next week, and the 100 over declaration games start.


Peter Jouning