Windsor 1st XI vs Twickenham 1st XI
Sunday 8th May
Windsor lost in the last over on Sunday to Twickenham, in a game that proved competitive Sunday cricket is still very alive given the right opposition.
In a 40 over a side game, Windsor batted first and had to deal with some hostile bowling, and were tested fully. Paul Huggins in particular, had to take a number of blows to the body. But as was often the way last year, Michael Gould was the shining light in Windsor’s innings and he provided bulk of the scoring with a sparkling 95,laced with well timed cuts and drives. He was given good support by Huggins (18) and Aussie Stephen Eggenhuizen (22). Windsor closed their innings on 186-8.
Twickenham were out of the blocks quickly when they replied, with Australian left hander Hudson particularly impressive, latching on to anything loose, and at 100-1 Twickenham seemed well in the driving seat. Windsor however fought back with admirable spirit. Dahron Pitt finally got Hudson for 71 and the complexion of the game changed. With seamer Warren Griffiths bowling a testing line from the other end, Twickenham started to loose wickets regularly and the run rate slowed up. Backed up by keen fielding, Windsor’s bowlers had got them back in the game. As the light faded a tense finish now ensued, and it came down to Twickenham needing 5 off the final over with 3 wickets in hand, and they just got over the line with 2 balls to spare.
It was a fitting to end a keenly contested and competitive match. This coming Sunday sees a local derby with the visit of Slough. It should also prove to be a hotly contested game.
Wembley vs Windsor
Monday 1st may
Windsor continued their impressive start to the season with a crushing 165 run victory over Wembley on bank holiday Monday. The hosts were routed for just 63,chasing an imposing 238-5 dec. Chief destroyer was seamer Warren Griffiths who was virtually unplayable on a green wicket, as he ran through Wembley’s middle order to claim 5-11. Raul Mohindru at the other end was miserly in the extreme as he went for just 7 runs in 12 overs, claiming 2 wickets in the process.
Earlier, Windsor had an early scare when they lost Eggenhuizen and Riches early, but Rob Noble laid a foundation with a solid 30,before Michael Gould and Paul Huggins then took the attack to Wembley with 65 and 68* respectively, Huggins continuing his remarkable early season form adding this effort to scores of 80*,100* and 80* in his previous games. Brian Davis then made an attractive 46 not out to take Windsor up to 238 –5.This was to prove more than enough.