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2nd XI Saturday

2nds Clinch Third Place

By September 5, 2011January 13th, 2012No Comments

For the final game of the league season Windsor travelled away to Farnham Common. On a flat track Windsor won the toss and decided to Bat.

Although Farnham Common bowled well to start with, Noble and Van Den Berg looked in complete control on a friendly batting deck, and quickly guided the score to 36 until Noble knicked one to the keeper. Harris and Van Den Berg continued where Windsor had left off before the wicket and put on 36 for the next wicket. Malik quickly followed Van den Berg back to the club house, after being run out for a duck. Windsor then looked like missing out on a big score on a very good batting deck but an outstanding partnership of 77 from Harris and Dass consolidated the innings. With Harris scoring his first half century for the 2XI, but he was unfortunately dismissed LBW for 58. Another run out saw Davis return to the pavilion very quickly but a strong partnership of 88 between Das and George saw Windsor get to 260, before Das was unfortunately bowled on 84 trying to get to his century with 12 balls to go.

Windsor got off to a strong start with the ball and a wicket a piece from Chambers and Hill quickly reduced Farnham Common to 25 for 2. Farnham Common battled hard from this position and a good partnership of 130 moved the score to 155, before Davis took a vital wicket with an off cutter to break the partnership. The door had been opened and Windsor burst through with Mallard leading the way with 5 wickets and Chambers taking an important further two wickets to win the game and bowl Farnham Common out for 236 with 3 over’s to spare.

With Wycombe Dragon losing, the 25points meant that Windsor jumped above them to snatch a strong 3rd position finish in the league. It was disappointing to miss out on promotion based on the teams second half performance with only one loss in the last 10 games, but Windsor need to work hard on consistency, especially with the bat next season to try and make up for the heartache this season and push for promotion again.

A special mention goes to Gary and Aly who have umpired and scored for us all season, and their help is much appreciated from the whole team for making life a lot easier for everybody on match day.


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