HARROW SCHOOL CRICKET
Space will not permit adequate treatment
of the cricket of Harrow. Unlike Eton,
the cricket has not been mainly in charge of
masters but of such old Harrovians as the
Hon. Robert Grimston, Mr. I. D. Walker,
and Mr. A. J. Webbe in conjunction with
Mr. M. C. Kemp. The great feature,
of course, is the annual match at Lord's with
Eton. Of the eighty-three encounters up to
1910, Harrow has won thirty-five and lost
thirty-one, seventeen having been drawn, but
Harrovians object very strongly to the game
in 1805 (when Lord Byron played) being
treated as a regular match between the two
schools, contending that it is no more correct
to count it than the fixture in 1857 for
boys under twenty, which has been rejected.
The centuries scored for Harrow against
Eton are, 142 by T. G. O. Cole in 1897,
135 by A. K. Watson in 1885, 124 by
J. H. Stogden in 1895, 112 not out by
A. W. T. Daniel in 1860, 108 by R. B.
Hoare in 1888 and 100 by E. Crawley in
1885, as well as the unparalleled double
century in 1907 of M. C. Bird who grandly
obtained 100 not out and 131. The largest
totals are 388 in 1900, 385 in 1898, 376 in
1901, 326 in 1895 and 324 in 1885.
Winchester only once played at Harrow,
in 1837. Harrow had the double satisfaction
of winning both matches against Eton and
Winchester in 1842.
The following old Harrovians have played
in test matches in England:-A. N. Hornby,
A. C. Maclaren and the Hon. F. S. Jackson.
Old Harrovians who have been to the Antipodes are: A. N. Hornby, F. A. MacKinnon
(who was never given his colours), A. C. Maclaren, E. M. Dowson, and M. C. Bird. The
following since 1878 have represented the
Gentlemen against the Players at Lord's: A. N.
Hornby, M. C. Kemp, H. T. Hewett, A. C.
Maclaren, the Hon. F. S. Jackson, and E. M.
Dowson; while for the Gentlemen against
the Australians were selected A. N. Hornby,
W. H. Patterson, R. C. Ramsey, M. C.
Kemp, and A. C. Maclaren.
Since 1878 the following Old Harrovians
have found places in the Oxford eleven:
A. Haskett Smith, W. H. Patterson, H. T.
Hewet, M. C. Kemp, W. E. Bolitho, A. K.
and H. D. Watson, H. J. Wyld, W. S. Medlicot, R. G. Barnes, M. J. Dauglish, D. R.
Brandt and K. M. Carlisle. Harrovians in the
Cambridge eleven have been P. J. T. Henery,
C. D. Buxton, R. C. Ramsey, D. G. Spiro,
F. C. C. Rowe, R. Spencer, E. M. Butler,
E. Crawley, the Hon. F. S. Jackson, E. M.
Dowson, W. P. Robertson, F. B. Wilson,
C. H. Eyre, F. J. V. Hopley, E. W. Mann,
R. E. H. Bailey and M. Falcon-a list that
may well be remembered with pride by
anyone reared in the great school on the