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2nd XI Saturday

Windsor Wobble Again!

By September 4, 2011January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor were at home for their final game of the season at Home Park to Chesham. As seemed to be the way with most of the games in August this season, it was another green track and over cast skies! Windsor won the toss and with the conditions condusive to fielding Windsor decided to have a bowl.

Harris and Hill took the new ball and bowled an excellent line and length to restrict Chesham’s scoring. They also picked up a wicket a piece and Chesham were quickly reduced to 20-2. From there Chesham built a strong partnership of 90 for the third wicket, which was eventually broken by a very good leg side stumping by Care off Kellard. Chesham were now 110-3 and were in a good position to build a strong lead but a second spell from Harris and some good bowling from Kellard helped to restrict the scoring as well as picking up regular wickets. A final burst from Hill from the River End picked up the last couple of wickets and Chesham were finally all out in the last over for 173. Kellard and Harris were the pick of the bowlers.

In reply Windsor opened up with Van Den Berg and Noble, who batted well in tough conditions for an opening stand of 48. As has often been the case this season, Windsor lost another couple of wickets very quickly and were reduced to 60-3, from there Malik and Lines batted well to bring the total close to a 100, but unfortunately Malik was caught on the boundary going for a big hit. Hodgson coming in at 7 and Lines batted superbly to get Windsor to a position of needing 25 from the last 5 over’s, but a flurry of wickets with people going for big hits left Windsor just short finishing on 168-9.

It was brave chase from Windsor in difficult conditions, but Chesham bowled very well over the last 5 over’s to get the draw. With the final game of the season this weekend away to Farnham Common, Windsor still stand a chance of finishing in a very respectable third position if they can produce a good performance to win this Saturday.

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