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2nd XI Saturday

Rain thwarts Windsor’s run

By August 5, 2009January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 186 for 4 off 46 Overs (Davis 52, Mason 47*)
Slough 69 for 1 off 9.3 Overs (Jetty 47*)

After two consecutive wins batting first, Windsor 2’s entered the local derby with Slough 3’s on a high but local at the skies with trepidation. After overnight rain and a week of heavy rain, Windsor won the toss and chose to bat first with the aim of scoring runs quickly.

Windsor openers Davis and Chana took advantage of the visitors lack of early numbers to get Windsor off to a flying start, reaching 45 for 0 after 10 overs. Davis then took particular toll on the full length that was being bowled at him and hit a number of straight drives for four. However, after reaching his half-century, Davis managed to find the only fielder deep on the legside and proceeded to caught for 52. This proceeded a mini-collapse and Windsor went from 94 for 0 to 95 for 3 in six balls. Mason and Lines began to steady the ship, with Mason in particular savage on anything overpitched. Malik joined Mason upon the loss of Lines and he and Mason proceeded to build a strong partnership. With characteristic lofted drives, Malik seemed to be finding some form and with Mason set Windsor up for a strong finish. However, the persistent rain that had been around during the innings saw an early tea and a long break. Windsor had achieved 186 for 4 off 46 overs when the innings was forced to a close.

After around an hour’s delay and with the match reduced to 88 overs, Slough set about the chase knowing that rain was in the air, so they threw caution to the wind. Jetty in particular was savage on anything full and raced to 47 before rain finally took its toll and washed the game out once and for all. Slough had reached 69 for 1 and were well set.

It was a difficult game to assess due to the bad weather, Windsor had played well but were thwarted by the poor weather around. It would have been an interesting game in dry conditions and the affect the weather had on the game drew the inevitable result of match abandoned as a draw.

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