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2nd XI Saturday

By May 10, 2005January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor off to a flier

Amersham 142-9 (Edge 44-6,)
Windsor 144-5 (Bullock 63*, Charters 38*, Wing 33)

Windsor got their season off to a flier with a superb fielding and bowling display at the Home Park on Saturday and although their batting spluttered at the start, the middle order fired into life to record a well deserved win.

Losing the toss Windsor were asked to field first and opened with seamers Chris Edge and Alex Hill both of who were surprised to find the first outing on the Home Park first XI square of the season full of pace and bounce. They both bowled immaculate lines to restrict Amersham to 20-0 from the first ten overs and after Edge had removed Langley thanks to a juggle of a catch from Australian Stephen Eggenhuizen Windsor were in the box seat. Amersham captain Allott attempted to push the run rate along but when he failed to run his bat in on a seemingly easy single a direct hit from Tom Bullock saw him run out to turn the screw. Edge continued to bowl welll as Eggenhuizen replaced Hill and Amersham began to lose wickets to the tight bowling as Brian Davis took a brilliant one handed catch behind the stumps to remove Good from the bowling of Edge and Eggenhuizen bowled Adams to move Amersham further into the mire. Further tight bowling from Edge who would complete the full allotment of 26 overs saw him return 44-6 as a wicket for debutant Woodward saw Amersham close on 142-9.

Windsor could not have got off to a worse start however, as prolific batsman Paul Huggins with almost 400 runs to his name already this season played onto his stumps from the very first ball. However, the carnage did not stop there as Noble (0), Clarke (2) and Davis (1) were all dismissed by the end of the 3rd over to leave Windsor on a perilous 3-4. However, the experience of Nigel Wing and fast running of Tom Bullock steadied the ship and began to get after the bowling. Moving the score along to 54-4 and looking good, Wing committed cricketing suicide by attempting a second that was never there and at 55-5 Amersham were back in the hunt. Windsor were thankful that lax Amersham fielding saw an easy chance from Bullock grounded at point but from then on Bullock and Richard Charters never looked back as the target was reached with no further loses, Bullock finishing on 63 not out with Charters on 38.

Windsor look to build upon this good start away at Reading next Saturday.


B. Langley Bowled Edge 13
P. Langley Ct Eggenhuizen Edge 20
T. Allott Run Out 19
J Good Ct Davis Edge 14
I. Rogers Ct Hill Edge 17
D Adams Bowled Eggenhuizen 6
A. Alwyn Bowled Edge 7
G. Rogers Bowled Edge 3
D. Bishop Not Out 12
B. Holt Bowled Woodward 11
H. Gary Not Out 1

Extras 19

Total 142-9 (52 Overs)

Edge 26-7-44-6
Hill 12-2-28-0
Eggenhuizen 9-0-33-1
Woodward 5-0-24-1


P. Huggins Bowled Gary 0
R.W. Noble Bowled Holt 0
A. Clarke Bowled Gary 2
B. Davis Ct Holt 1
T. Bullock Not Out 63
N. Wing Run Out 33
R. Charters Not Out 38

Extras 8

Total 144 -5 (31.3 Overs)


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