Boy's fine catch gets Cowdrey
Local paper 1962
Far from the tense atmosphere of Test cricket, Colin Cowdrey, Kent and England batsman, had a fitness trial on Friday.

Donning flannels for the first time in nearly two weeks after his recent bout of tonsillitis, the Kent skipper appeared at Cranbrook School, where he played for an MCC side captained by television commentator (and Old Cranbrookian) Peter West, against the School XI.

Cranbrook Captain of Cricket Michael Hollis won the toss and elected to bat. The School side made a disastrous start losing a wicket off the first ball, but Hollis batting ay No. 3 played a real captains role to become top scorer with 40 out of his side’s total of 171. In an unusual role, Cowdrey sent down three overs and conceded 26 runs in the process.

Batting provided an inconclusive test for Cowdrey, who scored only 8 before being dismissed by a brilliant catch on the leg side by Hollis, Cranbrook wicket-keeper, off the bowling of Gunter. MCC had made 145 for 5 when stumps were drawn.
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