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4th XI Saturday

By July 20, 2004January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 4th XI vs Royal Ascot 3rd XI – Saturday 17th July

Windsor 262 for 4 S.Martin 131, R.Charters 101 no

Royal Ascot 145 all out Abrams 40, Martin 3-7. Charters 3-18

A 4th XI record 2nd wicket partnership of 215 between Scott Martin and Richard Charters was the cornerstone of Windsor 4’s impressive victory over bottom side Royal Ascot on Saturday. Windsor posted an impressive 262/4 before the declaration came in the just the 35th over. What was even more impressive was that after 15 overs Windsor were 64/1 meaning the next 20 overs went for 198 runs! Martin was eventually out for 131 (his first century of the season) and Charters finished unbeaten on 101.

Throughout the season sides have found it difficult to dismiss Ascot, hence skipper Light’s pre-match tactic to bat no more than 40 overs to allow 60 overs to bowl Ascot out, Martin and Charter’s impressive batting meant he could add 5 overs to that total, and the bowlers didn’t let the batsman down. Although of the bowlers it was again Martin and Charters that stole the show, Martin’s 6-3-7-3 and Charters’ 5-1-18-3 together with skipper Light 10-4-18-1 put a stranglehold on the Ascot replay, and wickets for part-time bowlers Phil Bullock and Pete Griffiths dismissed Ascot for just 145. With all the other sides in the top 4 failing to register a win, the 25 points has further strengthed Windsor’s position in the promotion hunt.

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