Harrow 267-6 Brentham 34-1 Match drawn
HARROW'S Luke Quinlivan enjoyed a sparkling weekend with half-centuries on successive days.
The middle-order batsman's run-fest began in Saturday's drawn Middlesex County League game with Brentham, before producing an even better effort in Sunday's traditional president's day game.
In Saturday's action, David Walker (67) and Waqas Hussain laid the foundations of a big score with a second wicket stand of 129.
Both fell in quick succession as the hosts slumped to 155-5, but Luke Quinlivan (66 not out) and captain Suk Bhupal (52 added 100 in 14 overs) to carry Harrow to a powerful-looking 267-6. Sadly, Brentham's reply only got as far as 34-1 in the seventh over, before the heavens opened and no further play was possible. The rain disappeared for Sunday's game which developed into a real thriller. Quinlivan was again in sparkling form, hitting 88, while David Morris made 58 not out as Harrow posted 255 off their 40 overs.
In reply, the President's XI looked out of the contest at 155-6 - cue Clint Wolverson who threatened turn the game on its head with a succession of big hits, including one six surely still on its way to Sudbury Hill Station.
He eventually fell for a swashbuckling 55, but even with 18 needed off the last over, the President's XI wouldn't give up the chase. A six and a four off the first three balls kept them in the hunt, but bowler Avinash Karia kept his cool and Harrow triumphed by three runs.