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2nd XI Saturday

By July 17, 2007January 13th, 2012No Comments
Like a military operation…..

Windsor 2nds 126 all out

Lost to
Aldershot 1st 127 for 4
Windsor 2’s desperately needed a win on Saturday, to even have a chance to look to get out of the relegation zone. Travelling away to Aldershot and deciding to take the fun bus there, Windsor were in high spirits. Getting a call that two players and our umpire were stuck on the M25 brought us back down to earth though, but all 3 made it in time. Looking to maximize points available, Windsor won the toss and decided to bat. The wicket looked a little un even and patchy, but Windsor were keen to try and set a target and get double batting points.
Things could not have started worse, as Patel was bowled by an in swinging yorker first ball! Noble, struggling to get the ball off the square, was ably supported from the other end by veteran Dawson, who was finding runs in his favored area of 3rd man Noble was bowled in the 8thth over and Windsor were on 30. Richies cam in and looked to build with Dawson and pushed for regularly for 2 runs, however Dawson was bowled in the 10th over for a well earned 23.. Gin from George cam to the middle, but only hung around for 4 overs when he received a very unlucky half pitched ball that got all of 2 inches off the floor and removed his off stump. Windsor were looking shaky in the batting dept again! Bullock pushed well and partnered Richies and looked to build a partnership with him. Richies was caught behind in the 28th over and was quickly followed by Bullock and Windsor were teetering on 85 for 6. Hill and Malik decided to try and stabilise things, with Hill playing defensively to Summers and Gill, who both bowled half decent lines. Malik, tried to hit the spinner and was boweld so Edge joined Hill in the middle. Again both patiently waited until there was only 8 overs to go before opening the shoulders. Hill was bowled on 15 and Windsor were facing a low score. Endacott and Kellard tried to stay around and use up as many overs as possible. Windsor were however all out in the 48th over for a measly 126
Hill opened the bowling with Edge, to try and restrict the openers early on. Hill realized that he would have to switch to spin fairly quickly if neither seamer could make the vital breakthroughs. Hill was nearly warned by the umpire for ‘running down the track’, which forced and change of run up. Both Hill and Edge didn’t give the batsmen too much to hit and restricted Aldershot to 30 runs off 14 overs but neither could make a breakthrough. Baig and Dickson looked fairly comfortable so Hill brought Kellard on from his end. After 11 overs Edge was replaced by Endacott and he made a breakthrough by bowling Dickenson, who had got to a well earned 49! Kellard took the next wicket after drinks with a good catch from Richies..Murray was adjudged LBW to kellard, and aldershot were looking fairly comfortable at 83 for 4. Baig pushed on and Hill, running out of runs, turned to opener patel to bowl a couple of overs. Nilesh bowled Bookhobsa and Windsor had their 2 bowling points. Umar came on and bowled a couple of overs, but the total was never enough and aldershot eased past the total in the 39th over, and Baig eneded on a well deserved 47.
Bowling OK (only 4 extras was good) & fielding looked sharp. Batting again has let us down. Its up to the batsmen to knuckle down and net and net and net. Windsor are home to big hitting Slough , so we need to be able to set a total, and or chase one down. Hill is unavailable along with some other members, so Edgy will be captain this weekend.
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