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3rd XI Saturday

By July 15, 2003January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor lose bottle

Windsor 211, Clifford 82

Maidenhead & Bray 212/7, Lawrence 5/50

On a blsitering hot summers day, Windsor 3rds arrived at the picturesque Bray ground keen to improve on their lowly standing in division 5a.

Batting first on a flat, slow track, Windsor made a solid start with Ashraf and Akbar quietly pushing the score along. However, with Akbars dismissal in the 32nd over, Windsor realised that the score was a low one and that some powerful hitting was needed to register points on the board. Enter skipper Wigley and Clifford, both of whom mixed majestic shots with lustful blows to hurry the score along. Clifford in particular rolled back the years with some powerful shots, to race to 82 as the Windsor score crossed the 200 mark.

In reply, Windsor had Maidenhead & Bray in all sorts of trouble. Lawrence and Endacott ripped through the top order, leaving the home side on 37/4. However a fightback of gigantum proportions saw the Bray side bat themselves in with a shout. Confidence was still high in the Windsor camp, however, until the final few overs, when Endacott, brought on for a second spell, forgot how to bowl and the Bray side decided to take advantage. Scoring 60 in the last 6 overs, Bray won at a canter and Windsor are left to wonder what went wrong?


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