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2nd XI Saturday

By July 31, 2007January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor washed aside…..

Amersham 179 all out (Hamilton-Pike 63)


Windsor 124 all out (Rajabali 6-42)

On the back of a good victory over Slough last week, Windsor were away to Amersham. After some comedy errors on the Sat nav in the captains car, the team finally arrived full of confidence that they could get a result against the 2nd placed team in the league. Windsor won the toss, and having seen Amersham had most of their victories this season batting second, Hill stuck the home team in on what looked to be a two paced but well prepared pitch.

Windsor opened with the returning Hill and young Condon, and immediately put the ball in good areas, making the openers play and miss and found some edges in the first few overs. Runs were hard to come by with the attacking field. 20 runs had come off the first 10 overs and once Edge had replaced Condon, the first wicket fell in the 18th over with the total on 50. Hamilton-Pike came to the crease and immediately started to play some lovely drives. Kellard looked to tighten up one end, and chances were starting to be made, with shots being hit in the air. Edge removed the 2nd batsman in the 22nd over. Edge bowled his trademark miserly line and took a 3rd wicket with the score on 88 in the 22 over. Hamilton Pike and Amersham Captain Weston started to pile on the runs. Kellard removed Weston with Bullock taking a high long catch on the Mid -on boundary, with Amersham having raced to 158. With Condon returning and taking the wicket of Hamilton-Pike after he got to 63, the runs dried up. The rest of the Amersham tail collapsed for a total of 176, with Hill taking 3 quick wickets at the end and Bullock taking a good run out chance. Windsor gained an extra over for the run chase

Windsor stuck with Patel and Noble to open the chase. However Windor lost their openers for 2 runs in the first 4 overs with the score on 3! Chorley, started cracking the ball hard through square on the off side and through the covers, injuring Weston slightly in the process! Richies, looked in good touch too, and was playing some lovely timed strokes. Windsor raced to 50 off the first 12 overs, and looked to be taking apart the seam attack, with Rajabali tying up one end very well. Richies fell first to Rajabali and 2 runs later Chorley edged one from the bowling of Sidebottom for a lovely looking 37, but Windsor were looking shaky on 67 for 4. George came in and looked to play his trademark shots straight away, but with Bullock, Condon and Hill falling for a total of 4 runs between them, there was no partnership to try and see the chase home. Edge, Care and Kellard tried to steady the ship slightly at the end and tried to get to the 125 mark for an extra point, but fell one run short. Rajabali returned impressive figures of 21 overs, 9 maidens, 42 runs, 6 wickets!

Again, batting has been the weak point of the team. the bowling attack and the team fielding did well to restrict the opposition to 176, and this total should have been able to be chased down. One more game like this and Windsor face a very tough challenge to avoid relegation! Windsor face Cove 2 at home this week…….


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