As always, there was a great sense of occasion surrounding this annual fixture at the home of cricket: Harrow v Eton at Lords.
Eton's openers progressed well but the Harrow discipline and presence in the field eventually told. Their willingness to make every run count and apply pressure throughout was a key factor. The Harrovians had been working on skills development throughout the winter, and their success at Lord's demonstrated that applying yourself with determination has a direct impact on the outcome of games.
At the end of the match, Eton were 224 all out. James Langston (Druries) took 4 for 50. Harrow were 225 for 6. High scorers included Luke Harrington-Myers (Bradbys, 80), Charlie Witter (Elmfield, 35), James Langston (Druries, 25). Prior to this crucial match, the Harrovians had also won seven of their eight previous fixtures.