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2nd XI Saturday

Baumgartner’s Royal Ascension

By May 10, 2010January 13th, 2012No Comments

Farnham Royal 2’s 171 for 8; 52 Overs (Bucknell 41; Perkins 43; Borland 4 for 50)
Windsor 2’s 172 for 2; 43.1 Overs (Baumgartner 66*; Davis 37)

Windsor 2’s commenced their 2010 league campaign with a visit to Farnham Royal to take on their 2nd XI. With the weather overcast and gloomy, Windsor skipper Davis had no hesitation in asking the home side to bat on what seemed to be a hard but slightly damp wicket.

Borland and Thompson provided an all left-arm opening attack and bolwed fine lines in the opening 10 overs to restrict Royal to just 20 runs. But as the drissle began to take effect on the ball, Bucknell and Perkins (the Royal opening pair) started to play some expansive shots and scored at over 6 an over in the next 10. With score on 95 for 0 off 23, Royal looked set to post a huge total. But the introduction of spin from Chana, combined with some more defensive fields frustrated both openers and they would fall in similar fashion, caught trying to drive on the up off Borland. With Chana bowling miserly at one, Borland continued to make in-roads into the Royal batting and removed Hussain and Van As with fine yorkers. Royal were now tettering and Borland was striving for his fifth wicket to no avail. Royal batted out the final overs to reach 171 for 8 off their 52 Overs. Borland and Chana the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 4 for 55 and 3 for 21 respectively.

Windsor reply set off at great pace as Chana and Baumgartner soon reach 49 for their opening stand. Sadly a loose shot from Chana put paid to his innings, but this only brought Davis to the crease to join Baumgartner and begin an important second wicket stand. Playing the leading role, Baumgartner batted beyond his years as he showed great patience in his play whilst compiling the runs. The pair would put 104 for the second wicket and when Davis fell for 37 with the score on 153, the wiining post was in sight. Malik joined Baumgartner and the pair sailed past the winning target with over 5 overs to spare.

A good win for Windsor as the look to be a force to be reckoned with in Division 4A.

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