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2nd XI Saturday

By August 1, 2006January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor back to winning ways

Bracknell 156 (Mirza 4-44)
Windsor 158-6 (Noble 51, Bullock 48*)

Windsor put the disappointment of the previous weeks thrashing behind them as they overcame Bracknell at the Home Park. Losing the toss and being asked to field it was a game of two ends as with a stiff breeze helping Chris Edge find some pace and bounce but it was hard going for Sam Condon and Alex Hill as they battled against it. Windsor got off to a perfect start with the ever improving Sam Condon managing to find the bottom edge of the bat as the Bracknell opener shouldered arms to play onto his stumps with the score still on 0. Windsor restricted Bracknell to 22-1 from the first 10 overs and just 45-1 from 20 although the game opened up when Rob Noble clung onto a skier from the dangerous Kirkby and Alex Hill took 2 wickets in 2 balls Bracknell were up against it. Regrouping with Caffell and Dewick Bracknell moved past 100 in the 30th over although when both went in quick succession to the spin of Mahmood Mirza Bracknell then seemed content to simply bat out the overs. Adding just 35 in overs 33-46 when the duo finally hit out towards the end wickets then began to tumble exposing the weak batting to follow. Bracknell were eventually all out 156 on the very final ball of the innings with Mahmood Mirza the pick of the bowling with 4-44.

Bracknell started brightly with Caffell using the wind to his advantage causing some trouble for Rob Noble and Paul Huggins and although Huggins was dismissed cheaply and then followed by Dave Richies, Abe Smith joined Rob Noble and the pressure was eased. After hitting a sprightly 33 Smith nicked one behind and Tom Bullock joined Noble at the crease and the combined quick running and watchful batting took Windsor seemingly out of trouble as Bracknell rotated the bowling looking for the breakthrough. After reaching his 50 with the game almost secure Rob Noble edged behind and when Tim Smith played what at best could be described a ‘strange’ shot to be comprehensively bowled and Kevin Condon fell quickly Leg Before, Bracknell began to get a sniff of victory. However some good confident batting by Mirza and Bullock saw Windsor to victory with no further alarms, Bullock finishing on an assured 48 not out.

Windsor entertain top of the league Kidmore End next week with their hopes of promotion once again back on track.


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