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Windsor 1st XI vs. North Maidenhead 1stXI

North Maidenhead 105 All Out (Kellard 5-14), Windsor 105-2 (Noble 47*)

Windsor got back to winning ways in the Thames and Chiltern Sunday league with a comfortable 8 wicket win over North Maidenhead.

On a pitch that was still green after Friday’s rain Windsor bowled first and exploited the conditions well. Justin Granger and Alex Hill soon had the visitors reeling at 9-3, and from there Windsor never lost their grip. A determined stand followed to take North Maids up to 70, but young left arm spinner Mark Lines, making his Windsor debut at this level took the crucial wicket of the North Maidenhead opener and from there they capitulated to 105 all out. Another colt, leg spinner Chris Kellard proceeded to bamboozle the lower order and with the help of wicketkeeper Steve Eggenhuizen, who took a catch and 2 stumpings, took 5-14 in just 4 overs, obtaining a large amount of turn to register his best figures at senior level. The innings was finished off by another of the colts, John Holmes, when he bowled their no.11 to end a tidy spell of medium pace.

In reply Windsor began with openers Rob Noble and Paul Huggins, who after their tribulations of the previous day, when their game at High Wycombe was called off due to a horrendously uneven and at times dangerous pitch, comfortably saw off the new ball and were easing to victory at 70-0 before Huggins nicked Curzons behind for 25. Dahron Pitt was then adjudged lbw, and it was left to Noble and Granger to see Windsor home. Granger’s 7 ball assault for 12 saw Noble just miss out on what would have been a deserved half century, but he had to content with a unbeaten 47 as Windsor comfortably got home by 8 wickets with more than 15 overs to spare.

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