HARROW St Mary's had their Middlesex Championship derby match with Old Lyonians called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged ground, but on Sunday they won their annual match with Sussex club Wisborough Green, a fixture which has been featured for over 50 years.
Batting first, they made 149 all out, all-rounder Sanjeewa Jayaratne (70) top scoring.
Feature of the innings, however, was the appearance of Lesley Brown at no 11, who made history by being the first women to represent either club in the fixture. Her first ball was driven to the onside boundary, accompanied by cheers from teammates, but overnight rain and a long boundary prevented the four runs it deserved. She ended unbeaten on one, helping Jayaratne to secure a defendable score, before he was last man out.
In reply, Wisborough had difficulty reading Jayaratne's movement with the ball and they lost early wickets.
Jayaratne ended with a fine 6-43 haul and, with Tony Wright snapping up three wickets with his spin, Wisborough Green were eventually all out for 124.
Yogesh Patel was left stranded on 99 not out as the last three batsmen were all dismissed, and HSM 2nds were all out for 230 against Twickenham. Ian Ridley also batted well, scoring 50.
In Twickenham's reply, good bowling from Kunj Thakkar (3-47) helped dispatch them for 192, giving HSM victory, and keeping them top of the league.
After losing Sam Blennerhasset in the first over, Jaimit Patel (32) and Raj Patel (73) helped steer HSM 3rds to victory with one over to spare as they overhauled an Alexandra Park total of 178.