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3rd XI Saturday

By September 8, 2003January 13th, 2012No Comments






Windsor cc 3rdXI 199 – 7

Kevin Clifford 93

Andy Wigley 45

Barnes Wild Geese 178 all out

Andy Shields 5 – 42

Windsor won by 21 runs.

The Windsor swans tamed the Barnes wild geese in an enthralling

encounter on Saturday.

Windsor elected to bat first on a damp track, in the knowledge that scoring

200 runs would ensure their safety, whilst Barnes, needed a victory to keep

them in the promotion hunt.

The scene was set for a gripping encounter. Windsor’s captain Andy Wigley

and Vice-Captain Kevin Clifford decided to lead from the front and open the

batting. On a wicket of uneven bounce, they both initially struggled to

survive against the new ball. Clifford then unfurled his pull shot and the

runs started to flow. Wigley on-drove a couple of glorious drives and the

chains were broken. The two experienced batsmen continued to move the score

along steadily, as Barnes cannily rotated their bowlers. They posted a

partnership of 133, before Wigley departed for a well constructed 45. A

couple of wickets fell in quick succession and Clifford decided to anchor

the innings. He was joined at the crease by an emerging talent, namely 16

year old Ollie Smith. Smith played a mature innings as Windsor tried to

reach their safety target of 200. With the target in reach, Clifford fell

for 93. Smith hit an exquisite straight six before Windsor fell just short

on 199 – 7, off their alloted overs.

In reply, Barnes started off in search of their target with a

flourish. Collier, in particular was particularly severe on any poor

deliveries. However, 4 wickets fell for just one run, as Barnes fell from

45 – 0 to 46 – 4. A fifth wicket partnership of 70, seemed to tip the

balance into the lap of Barnes. However, Van Der Zyk was then caught by

Clifford off the bowling of Wigley, as the dynamic duo broke the Barnes

promotion bid. Windsor’s fielding was exceptional under pressure as

Baumgartner, Smith and Akbar all held important catches. Shields picked up

an impressive 5 – 42 as Barnes were eventually all out for 178, as they

fell short by 21 runs and Windsor celebrated their survival long into the



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