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2nd XI Saturday

By May 19, 2003January 13th, 2012No Comments


Windsor 196-6 (37.2 Overs) vs Farnham Common

Rob Matthews 141 Not Out


On a day when batting proved difficult for almost every other batsman in the Thames Valley League, Rob Matthews, making his debut for Windsor, made it look like a stroll in the park hitting an unbeaten 141 of Windsor’s 196 before rain eventually got the better of the match forcing the game to be abandoned and denying Matthews not only of a probable 150 but the way he was batting a likely a double hundred. Matthews came to the crease at No.4 with Windsor in dire straight at 14-2 after Huggins and Wing had succumbed to the difficult conditions. However, making a mockery of the pitch and the conditions, Matthews soon got into his stride playing strokes all around the wicket with comparable ease. Matthews dominance of the game left the non strikers playing mere bit parts as he quickly reached his fifty with a drive through the covers before unbelievably getting too his century in even quicker time most notably by dispatching Farnham Commons captain Scott for a staggering 26 in one over which the analysis read 4,6,4,4,4,4. It was also during this time that the 6th wicket partnership between Matthews and Abdul Ashraf had reached fifty with Ashraf contributing zero runs!

The carnage continued with Matthews not giving a single chance out until steady drizzle turned heavy forcing the covers on and a torrential downpour putting paid to any chance of the match being completed and denying Matthews a chance of a possible place in the record books. Windsor now look forward to clash against Kidmore End at the Home Park next week on the back of two top order batsmen both with league centuries to their names this early on in the season.


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