Despite drizzle & damp conditions at the Islington ground, within 10 minutes of the start, the rain had stopped & the sun came out. Soon afterwards, the rae sound of a woodpecker could even be heard.
In reply, The Juniors kept on target but lost wickets. Their highest partnership being just 31 between opener Alastair Pritchard & ket batsman Jon Webley. Shahid Khan top scored with 25* but the wickets of David Morahan & Kularatne (again) kept the challenge in check & kept the Juniors at arms length for the second year in succesion. MoTM clearly Parinda Kularatne.
Seniors IX:- Joe Bennett (18/5/57), Steve Lay (28/12/56), Peter Hollman* (7/11/58), Lucius Faisal (3/4/64), Matt Holliday+(5/7/69), Lahri Mohamed (23/6/66), Rob Allum (15/3/64), Kurt Rademaker (10/3/74), Parinda Kularatne , Dave Morahan (10/8/75) & Ben Haley (21/5/77)
Juniors IX:- James Smith (21/6/77), Chris Atkin*(17/12/78), Rob Bastin+(30/11/79), Alastair Pritchard (28/11/78), James Gleadow, Jon Webley, Shahid Khan (3/11/83), Jig Ramji, Naveej Vinod, Phil Hancock.Toby Chassaud (20/1/80).
Other matches: Sat 08-Apr-2017, Wray Crescent, Seniority rule, Sat 02-Apr-2016, Wray Crescent, Won Srs won by 44 runs Sat 05-Apr-2014, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors by 7 wickets First win for captain Giaco, the voice of yoof, Sat 06-Apr-2013, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors 6 wkts Hosepipe Ban In Tatters, Mon 09-Apr-2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Cancelled Mature Toby guides Juniors home, Sat 09-Apr-2011, Wray Crescent, Juniors win by 7 wickets Haill turns game twice, Sun 11-Apr-2010, Wray Crescent, Won Seniors by 2 runs Seniors turn the tide, Sat 12-Apr-2008, Wray Crescent, Won by Seniors by 48 runs Junior Show Time, Sat 14-Apr-2007, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors by 5 wickets Too Waterlogged for Webley, Fri 14-Apr-2006, Wray Crescent, Cancelled Braden Beats a Winning Note, Sat 16-Apr-2005, Wray Crescent, Juniors win by 16 runs Juniors Win Again!, Mon 12-Apr-2004, Wray Crescent, Juniors won by 5 wkts Overs Underwhelmed!, Mon 21-Apr-2003, Wray Crescent, Juniors by 79 Runs Ralph gives Oz selectors a nudge, Sat 13-Apr-2002, Wray Crescent, Juniors won by 52 runs Old Timers star in shock win, Mon 16-Apr-2001, Wray Crescent, Seniors won by 3 wkts False start, Sat 15-Apr-2000, Wray Crescent, Abandoned Yates sets target, Sat 17-Apr-1999, Wray Crescent, Seniors won by 22 runs (D/L) Murray braves blizzard conditions, Mon 13-Apr-1998, Tufnell Park, Juniors won by 5 kwts Bald outfield stops play, Sun 13-Apr-1997, Tufnell Park, Cancelled