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Windsor Under 14’s win West Surrey League Final

By July 22, 2008January 13th, 2012No Comments

Monday 21st July 2008

Windsor CC 131 for 6; 20 Overs (Rylance 48, Barton 33)

Sunbury CC 77 for 9; 18 Overs (Shaw 51 r.o.)

Windsor won by 54 runs

Windsor u14s, after an up and down league campaign (played 7 won 6, lost 1), played out the closing stages of the West Surrey Youth League over the weekend.

On Saturday morning at a bright but breezy Home Park the boys took on Horsley & Send, a team they hadn’t played before, in the semi-final. Batting first on a drying strip Windsor made 134 in their 20 overs with Kristan top scoring with a well paced 46 not out. In make or break games such as this, the team know what they have to do in order to win games and took to the field confident they could keep Horsley & Send pegged back behind the required run rate. The Windsor bowlers took to their task well with Jack & Kristan being particularly miserly and Oli bowling his customary low scoring final over which ensured Horsley & Send were restricted to 119. The wickets were shared between the 6 bowlers used and with good all-round fielding and 2 run outs Windsor were in good shape for the final.

The final took place at the picturesque Whiteley Village ground on Monday evening in pleasant sunshine against 2 times previous winners Sunbury. Windsor were the clear underdogs, but batting first on a firm track with a good outfield they were fast out of the traps and dominated the Sunbury bowling. Bradley scored quickly and heavily to make 48, finally out caught trying to get past the magic 50. His fellow opener, Jack, also scored well with 33. All the batsmen’s’ running between the wickets was exceptional, many singles were made into 2s and 2s into 3s. The following batsmen all played their part by pushing the fielders at every possible opportunity and with the help of 26 extras a total of 131 was made. Before the game Windsor would have settled for 120, so they felt they were in with a shout of winning the match and the league.

The Windsor bowlers carried on where the batsmen had left off, good tight bowling, very few extras, backed up by some determined fielding and a couple of excellent run outs. Sunbury started quickly but soon tailed off when the relentless Windsor pressure began to tell. Once their in-form opener, Elliot Shaw had to retire on 51, Windsor began to scent victory and they were not to be disappointed. Wickets fell at 72, 73, 73, 74, 77 & 77 to give Windsor a well deserved victory inside 17 overs.

After the team had picked themselves up following their wild celebrations on the fall of the final Sunbury wicket, captain Rhys Bryant was presented with the winning trophy and each player received their winners medal.

With thanks to Mark & David for managing them this season, the boys are now looking forward to taking part in The Summer League, following this well deserved victory.

The winning team, was Bradley Ryance; Jack Barton; Kristan Baumgartner; Rhys Bryant (Cpt); Alex Avery; Jeevan Singh; George Winter; Ben Francis (wkt); Ollie Jordan; Ryan Lewin; Faizan Qureshie


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