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Harrow School Yearlings D vs  Bedford School
On: Thursday, 25 May 2017
Venue: Away

Harrow 144 - 6

Bedford 127 - 10

Wilson 33

Llwellen-Palmer 28

M.Williams 3-11

Walsh 3-15

What a scorcher! Perhaps the heat and the motion of the coach led to a boy regurgitating his lunch back onto the coach 2 minutes from the Bedford car park. Greg had refused to give him a plastic bag claiming that we were nearly there and that the boy could hold on - clearly he could not. Once that was cleared up George Williams observed as the shiny ten pence piece floated end over end gleaming in the sunshine. He had elected heads and heads it was. The Harrow captain confidently decided to bat.

Glynn lost his wicket early and cheaply to a ball that refused to bounce but Cam Wilson was quality once again top scoring with 33 before being caught out. He had built a very handy partnership with Billy LP who seemed to think it was a game of hit and run cricket and took a quick single at every opportunity. This put the pressure on the field who were very much on the back foot. Impressive loud and clear calling and speedy dashing back and forth across the wicket. LP ended on 28. Both Walsh and G.Williams looked useful but neither stuck around for long. Letmann had his best innings of the season so far with an unbeaten 17 despite injuring his Achilles early on. M.Williams also ended unbeaten on 16.

144 was a strong total to end on, particularly onto a wicket described by Greg as similar to sub-Saharan African terrains. There was some confusion among the Bedford teachers on where tea was to be hosted - the pavilion or the dining hall. Greg didn't care which it was as long as he got his hands on some triangular shaped sandwiches.

Harrow came out to field in determined mood and the first overs from Glynn and Walsh went for very few runs and things looked to being going well but batsman 3 & 4 for Bedford began to get their proverbial eyes in and started slashing the ball about getting them ahead of the run rate. They managed to maintain this run rate for over 15 overs despite being punctuated by several wickets. M.Williams got two in a row and Walsh came back on to bowl a critical wicket maiden. Henson proved himself to be a dangerous Warne-esque spinner and Letmann took a tidy catch off him. Peganov also took a critical catch at an important time and with just 16 runs required off 2.4 overs Harrow managed to grab the final wicket and with it the win.