Barry Morgan will regret the confession he recently made to me when he reads this. He’d left his membership form behind at the dinner and had to call me to get a new one. He confessed to having had one drink too many and thus explained leaving the form behind. It may also explain his behaviour towards Pete Bevan.
The story goes back twenty five years to an inter-house cricket match. Cromwell were favourites to win, with eight of the school team in their side, but Hopton were to be no push overs. (Personally I can’t understand why Fairfax aren’t involved in this story). Barry Morgan had taken six wickets, with Dave Crosier mopping up the other four. Cromwell had scored 20 runs.
With Hopton in to bat and down to the final wicket, the score stood at 19. Pete Bevan, as a lower order batsman, was facing the bowling. Catching an outside edge, the ball went through slips for four runs. Barry Morgan was so excited he wanted to kiss Pete Bevan, but that wasn’t the way boys behaved at Dr. Morgan’s.