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By George they went and done it!

By May 19, 2010January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 2’s 242 for 7; 52 Overs (George 109*)
Wycombe Dragons 179 All Out (C Kellard 6 for 40)

This weekend Windsor 2’s entertained Wycombe Dragons for their first major home fixture of the season. For the second week in a row, Windsor had the good fortune to win the toss, but chose to bat on this occasion on what looked to be a belter of a season.

With 5 changes to the team from the previous week, Windsor saw a new opening batting pair of Davis and Hill. Despite a steady start, both fell in relative succession prior to the score reaching 40. With the loss of Noble, Malik and George set about re-establishing the innings, before a lazy shot put paid to Malik’s innings with the score on 95. George then saw a stream of partners come and go at the other and by the time Care joined him, Windsor were 147 for 7. However, the pair set about building a strong partnership and saw Windsor past 200 and beyond. Care played in his usual dogged fashion and supported the partnership well. George on the other hand was at his fluid best and would go on to his maiden Windsor century. Windsor finished their innings on 242 for 7 after their allotted 52 overs.

The new ball was taken by Hartridge and Kemp with immediate success. Hartridge removed both openers with 3 overs and Wycombe found themselves 20 for 2. This though set up a crucial third wicket partnership from the Wycombe 3 and 4, that would prove to frustrate Windsor for some time. Despite always being behind the asking rate, the Wycombe pair played positively to put the home side on the back foot. It took some fine bowling from Kellard to remove the number 4 to a fine catch by Dineen and open an end. As Windsor chipped away for wickets with Kellard, the Wycombe no. 3 pushed on to reach a deserved century. Soon his patience failed and he too fell to Kellard. Sensing victory and having juggled the seamers from the castle end, Davis then reintroduced Hartridge to great effect. Removing the 8th and 10th wicket in the space of two overs to help Windsor to a fine victory by 63 runs. Kellard finished with 6 for 40 and Hartridge with 4 for 55.

This second win in two weeks is a fine start to the season for Windsor and marked another occasion where a poor start had been turned into a positive position. Men of the Day were Chris George for his battling 109 and Chris Kellard for his 6 for 40 after travelling down from Cardiff on emergency call-up the night before. This weekend sees a local match-up with Stoke Green for the team, with more vital league points on the line.

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