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2nd XI Saturday

Defeat of leaders opens pack

By September 4, 2009January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 2’s 208 for 9; 52 Overs (Malik 90, Lines 39)
Wooburn Narkvoians 159 All Out (J. White 64)

After the disappointment of the week before, Windsor 2’sentered the penultimate game of the 2009 league season with nothin to lose as they new a win against the leageu leaders would completly open the innings. When Davis won the toss, he had no hesitation to bat first and look to take maximum points.

Chana and Davis opened the batting for Windsor and were immediately put udner pressure by the impressive MA Tennant’s left arm seamers. Indeed, it was a fine delivery that removed Chana and continued putting pressure taking the wicket of Charters. Davis then fell to a loose shot after looking well set and Windsor were 45 for 3. Malik and Lines then began to build a match-defining partnership and upon seeing off Tennant, both began to be fluent. When Lines was finally out for 39, they had put on 109 and put Windsor in strong position. As has been the case for some time this season, this wicket was the start of a mini collapse as Windsor lost 3 wickets for 2 runs in 3 overs. Malik managed to continue the Windsor innings with his remaining partners, but when he fell for 90, Windsor was still 20 short of 200, a testing target and maximum batting points. It took the contrasting batting of Mohindru and Kellard that saw Windsor break 200 and post exactly the same mark as from earlier in the season.

The Wooburn innings start with a bang for both teams. First Greene removed the Wooburn no. 1 with the third ball and then some counter attacking lead by White, began to take the innings away from Windsor. When Davis and Mohindru combined the attack, the score was 45 for 1 off 8 overs. Both veterans began to settle, but Wooburn’s White continuing to be a thorn in their side, the game was very much at a even keel. When Mohindru removed skipper Ball and Davis removed White in consecutive overs, the tide turned for Windsor. Kellard joined the attack and he and Mohindru increased the pressure on Wooburn, with the former taking the final wicket to a fine catch by Lines to win the match.

A huge 25 points for Windsor 2’s now leaves them with all to play for in the last week. With 15 points between them and the top spot, only a huge win against already relegated Tring Park 3’s will now do. Should Windsor pull off the win, it will be a waiting game to see how the other sides have done to find out their final fate for 2009

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