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Harrow v Eton at Lord's

The annual Harrow v Eton cricket match took place this weekend at Lord's, more than 200 hundred years since the first event.

On 20 June, 1805 a simple invitation was sent by Harrow: "The gentlemen of Harrow School request the honour of trying their skill at cricket with the gentlemen of Eton, on Wednesday July 31 at Lord's Cricket Ground. A speedy answer, declaring whether the time and place be convenient, will oblige."

As always, there was a great sense of occasion and supporters were allowed into Lord's to cheer on their respective teams.

Harrow fought hard after losing the toss to take a tight game right to the wire. A challenging first hour for the Harrow batsmen meant that the 1st XI were always slightly behind in the game, but they showed courage to nearly sneak a victory at the end. Harrow (161/10) lost to Eton (163/6) by four wickets.