On a wet and soggy morning at Harrow, both teams decided to get a start on the field (instead of the bar) and get on with the game – shortened run-ups were the order of the day.
Winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Southerners kept some tidy bowling and fielding against the British Club, who were comfortable at 3-59 at the 10-over break.
With the British Club’s skipper Vaughany back in the shed, the Southerners were thinking about early lunch. In came James Moss to change that. With a few wayward overs sent down by the Southerners bowlers and a few determined innings from the British Club’s old guard, the British Club finished their 20 overs at 7-158 with James Moss on 56 retired including 2 massive 6s off the last Jason Ellis over.
The Southerners set about the run chase with relative ease and at the break were 1-78, well in front of their target. Some tight overs by young Fergus Ellis, on loan for the day by the British Club, and a few too many dot balls by the Southerners batsman, saw the game come down to the wire, with Southerners requiring 4 off the last over to seal victory.
Skipper Graeme settled the sinking ship to steer them home with 2 balls to spare and leave the British Club team winless for the tournament.
Man of the Match was Madan from the Southerners for his 51 retired, also picking up the vital wicket of the British Club skipper!!!
Words: Vaughan McClear