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1st XI Sunday

By June 15, 2004January 13th, 2012No Comments

No one left in the hutch in Tiddington

Sunday 13th Windsor 1st XI vs. Tiddington 1st XI (MASL)

Tiddington 300 for 4 40 Overs (Gasmier 165, Brooks 60)

Windsor 244 All Out 34.4 Overs (Gould 100
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An early start due to a distant game later saw Windsor CC travel to the far reaches of the league over to Tiddington in week 3 of the MASL. On what proved to be a batsman’s paradise, Windsor lost the toss and was duly put in the field.

Within the first few overs the Windsor bowling began to disappear to all parts by Western Australian Gasmier. Pitt and Huggins toiled away but struggled to find the right length to stop the left-hander’s high scoring rate. Along with J Mackie (38) the pair put 130 on for the first wicket in just 19 overs. Only the introduction of the wily Andy Wigley saw the partnership break. This however only brought a short break in the frenetic scoring, as Brooks (68) joined Gasmier and began to build up the momentum in the innings again. Defending a short boundary to one side only encouraged the Tiddington batsmen, as they would strive to hit ball to furthest parts of the ground instead. Poor fielding and missed catches cost Windsor dearly, as it wasn’t until Pitt (3-48) deceived Gasmier with a slower ball when on 165, that Windsor got their man. Pitt then also picked up Brooks and Windsor managed to slow the rate and avoid chasing a higher total than 300. Granger, despite claiming a wicket was the pick of the Windsor bowlers going for only 35 off his 8 overs, well below the innings run rate of 7.5 runs per over.

After a fantastic tea, Windsor set out to chase down the target. Despite the loss of Davis (4) to an ugly wipe, Windsor managed to maintain a high run rate from the very start of the innings. Granger (24) and Gould built a strong 2nd wicket partnership until the former was run out trying to find that extra run. Both Paul (9) and Mark Huggins (26) scored their runs quickly; maintaining the high run rate, but wickets continually fell and caused Windsor to struggle. Noble (7) and Pitt (9) both assisted Gould’s free scoring, before falling. But it was not until Birch (21) joined the fray that a firm partnership grew. As the Gould reached his second successive century with two consecutive sixes, the Windsor cause looked well set. However, an unfortunate miscue the next ball saw Gould’s innings end and as such Windsor’s chase. Griffiths (9 not out) saw his partners disappear as Windsor innings fell away, finally running out of wickets on 244 with 5 overs still to go.

Despite the loss, the Windsor run chase was very encouraging positive of this very well contested match. With 318 runs in three league matches so far, Gould is setting an amazing pace in the competition. Bowling though will be the key when Marlow visit Windsor this Sunday as Windsor look to return to winning ways.

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