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2nd XI Saturday

Woeful (again!)

By September 5, 2006January 13th, 2012No Comments

Windsor 146 (A. Smith 68)
Boyne Hill 147-5

A dreadful second half of the season was summed up by Windsor 2nd XI at Home to Boyne Hill on Saturday, although after an hour and half’s play it was Windsor that were dominant. Indeed Paul Huggins return to form with a gritty 47 and Abe Smith cracking a wonderful 68 saw Windsor to 139-4 with 20 overs to go. However when Huggins was adjudged LBW, he was followed next ball by Tom Bullock to the same fate. Smith was caught offering a meek shot to cover who was then followed next ball by Oliver Birch. Dave Richies fell to the part time spin of Mellor and then Chris Edge went first ball, caught behind to Preston, who then followed up his next ball by dismissing Sam Condon with a beauty. Alex Hill was then caught at point and Windsor had lost 6 wickets for 7 runs in the space of 5 overs with Preston returning 6-59 which incredibly saw him on a hat-trick 3 times during the innings with 4 of Windsor’s players recording golden ducks.

It was always going to be an uphill struggle and with the wind gusting from one end both Alex Hill and Oliver Birch made good starts but again were not backed up by the fielders with Gannon being dropped in the slips and gully before getting going. Boyne Hill motored to 80-0 and Windsor rotating their bowling were again forced to call upon the off spin of Rob Noble who had Mellor sky him to the wicket keeper 2nd ball. This gave Windsor a lift and with Abe Smith picking up a couple of wickets, backed up by Sam Condon, this gave Windsor a couple of bonus points, which thanks to results going their way means the threat of relegation has been lifted as they travel to Eversley next week.

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