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Cricket collaboration

Harrow School is making available two of its cricket fields for Middlesex Premier Cricket League clubs to train.

The move is designed to address the shortage of pitches in London and has been greatly welcomed by the league. Two MPCL clubs, Friends United CC and Harrow Willow CC, will each play four home matches during the coming season on the School’s cricket fields.

Dipu Patel, MPCL chairman, said: “Our clubs generally play in public parks and, for many, the task of finding acceptable facilities is a major challenge. It is wonderful that Harrow School is prepared to make available two of its high-quality cricket fields for two of our clubs. This is a fine example of a public school working constructively with the community and we very much hope these arrangements represent the start of a long and fruitful relationship.”

Alastair Land, Head Master at Harrow School said, “We are delighted to work alongside Middlesex Premier Cricket League and to be able to share our first-class facilities with local clubs who do so much to encourage the game of cricket in the community.”

Friends United CC and Harrow Willow CC will play home matches on the School fields on four Sundays, on July 11, July 25, August 15 and August 29, 2021.