HARROWING AFTERNOON FOR THE SUNDAY FRIENDLY XI
Harrow Wayfarers 307-3 (40 overs); Ley Hill 126-10 (35.5 overs)
Ley Hill Captain Paul Green won the toss and decided to put Harrow Wayfarers into bat. Opener Croft went to young Henry Sussim for just 5 runs, but the No 2 and No 3 batsmen then tore into the Ley Hill bowling. The Harrow Wayfarers skipper Jerry Laxton finally retired them with the score on 234 when Shave had scored 108 from 99 balls and Pollard 112 from 91 balls. This brought Baron and Bennett to the wicket and Baron carried on where the retiring batsmen had left off, scoring 43 not out from a mere 23 balls. Bennett however and his replacement Jenkin both fell cheaply to Green. The Ley Hill bowlers all bowled their hearts out but it was obvious when Harrow Wayfarers reached 100 runs in less than 20 overs that they were a considerably stronger side, and skipper Green's decision to take Joe Yerrell off after just one over puzzled the opposition and many of the onlookers. Green and fellow bowler Jamie Matyus-Flynn suffered the most, with half the runs being hit just from the pair of them. Harrow Wayfarers final score 307. Ley Hill opened with the durable Jon Lown partnered by Yerrell, who fell victim to an unfortunate run out - the first of three batsmen to do so. Lown hung around and managed to score 52 before being caught by Baron from the bowling of Bennett, and although the remainder of the Ley Hill batsmen did not give up, it was obvious that they were well outclassed and all out for 126 in 35.5 overs. However, one item of good news is that Jon Lown has now exceeded 300 runs for the season so far. A comprehensive score card can be found if you go to Documents and then to Scorecards.