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3rd XI Saturday

By June 14, 2005January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 3s refuse to panic.

Wooburn Narkovians 234/8
Windsor 204/9 – Ashraf 63

An epic relegation battle at the Home Park on Saturday, ended with honours even, as Windsor 3s held on for a well-earned draw, against bottom of the table Wooburn Narkovians.
Wooburn, began at a blistering rate, scoring at 8 runs per over in the opening exchanges, only the inspirational Wigley could find the consistency to resist the attack. Windsor soon managed to reel in the free flowing Wooburn and with Skipper Endacott removing the danger men; the game took on a more familiar guise. A game of cat and mouse ensued, with Sangha bowling 8 tight overs, only for the Wooburn batsmen to take the attack again to the pacemen Eggenhuizen and Mohammed. The visitors managed to reach a challenging 234/8 from their 52 overs.

Windsor’s reply stuttered initially, but the fight back started, with Abdul Ashraf and Richie Noble, forming an effective partnership. The run rate troubled Windsor, but with Lickley and Wigley pushing the score on, the improbable seemed possible. However wickets regularly fell and priorities changed, firstly reach 200; secondly the message was clear “Do Not Lose”. Lloyd pushed Windsor closer to their target, but it was the last wicket partnership of Sangha and Endacott, which really shone. Sangha struck the blow, which took Windsor over 200 and Endacott, was coolness personified as he batted out the last over for a creditable draw.

Windsor needs to find that winning formula soon, if they are to escape trouble at the bottom.


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