26 May 1968 v Marlborough Blues

Those who doubt Rambler intentions in the early days of the competition should note the terms of reference given to a sub-committee consisting of Messrs Lomax, de Grey, Blofeld and Gunnery. They were to ‘send on the field, for each match in which we are involved the team most likely to win on the day.’ Revolutionary stuff – and for the first ever Sunday match on Agar’s – successful. John Farmer – another never to play again – Robin Christie, Peter Lowndes, and Rupert Hazelrigg, came in for Parker-Bowles, the unavailable Daniels and  Pugh, and Cedric Gunnery, the first to admit that his very late selection for Radley, however successful, had not entirely been made on merit.

Everyone got going, no one went on, and 156 did not look enough. All the bowlers  bowled well and the most successful batsmen – Blofeld and Lane-Fox – combined crucially to dismiss Mike Griffith. But the last pair added 20 and – with a mere four runs needed off the last over – Rupert Hazlerigg bowled himself into Rambler folklore by having a determined number nine caught spectacularly by his captain.