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2nd XI Saturday

By June 22, 2004January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor dominate but denied victory

Windsor 246-6 (Bullock 51, Millman 50)

Slough 167-7

Both sides went into this game unbeaten this season and afterwards both remained so although Windsor were left wondering what more they had to do to gain victory after dominating the entire game from start to finish.

Slough vice captain Anil Karkara had commented in the press that Slough were confident that they could chase down any Windsor total and hoping for positive cricket from Slough, Windsor captain Chris Edge decided to bat after winning the toss. A steady start once again from Paul Huggins and Richard Noble set Windsor up nicely and although Slough were bowling well they were not taking wickets. Elevated to number 3, Stuart Millman together with Tom Bullock began to dominate the bowling and runs flowed throughout the field. Both reached deserved half centuries although both lost their wickets almost as soon as they had done so. However, Slough were denied any respite and a welcome return to form from Richard Charters hitting a dominant 40 with help from Abul Ashraf saw Windsor post an impressive 246-6 from 52 overs.

Slough’s response was almost lethargic considering they were required to score at over 5 an over and had limped to just 20 from the first 10 overs with Chris Edge and Warren Griffiths both unlucky not to remove the openers early. Iqbal then upped the run rate combining classic cover drives with mistimed skews for 4 before committing cricketing suicide by bunting a ball straight back to bowler Stuart Millman and demanding a single from his partner that was never there. The run out was a formality and from then on despite some cameo innings from Slough batsman with 18 overs remaining and the score at 120-5 Slough gave up the run chase, content instead to play out maidens with the batsmen ‘congratulating’ each other on surviving another over. The return of Edge and Griffiths caused Slough some problems with Kakara in particular having difficulty playing the short ball however he rode his luck until the penultimate over when he was clean bowled by Edge. By that point he had done his ‘job’ and another afternoon playing negative, result-less cricket had been achieved.

Windsor

R.E. Noble Bowled Allen 10

P. Huggins Ct Allen 38

S. Millman Ct Iqbal 50

T. Bullock Bowled Malik 51

R. Charters Ct Mehra 40

A. Ashraf Not Out 24

O. Smith Ct Mehra 4

O. Birch Not Out 9

Extras 20

Total 246-6

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Slough

Iqbal Run Out 31

Javed Bowled Edge 10

Malik C + B Millman 26

Shepard Bowled Subarker 21

Kakara Bowled Edge 36

Gazi LBW Millman 6

Raza Ct Millman Subarker 9

Gazi Not Out 10

Lane Not Out 0

Extras 18

Total 167-7

O M R W

Edge 13 2 44 2

Griffiths 17 7 43 0

Birch 1 0 6 0

Subarker 7 1 22 2

Ashraf 2 0 10 0

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