1894 – Radlett Topple Harrow School XI

Under Fred Watson’s captaincy in ’94 and ’95 results improved after Radlett had started ’94 by losing its first seven games. This inspired the following lines from the Club poet, ‘Dicky’ Forfeitt:

We’ve had our seventh game
They’ve all proved the same
At best our performance was tame, tame, tame,
A set of old dames
Getting old, blind and lame,
So say all our critics in blame, blame, blame.

But the club suddenly improved, winning five and drawing one of its remaining eight games. Radlett notched up 86, its highest score that season against St Albans Grammar Old Boys and Masters. H Wright, Letchmore Heath’s postmaster, skittled them out for 61, taking 5-18. Radlett also beat a Harrow School XI, quite the event of the season.