High Wycombe 195-6 (Uphill 61)
Windsor 193 – 3 (Davis 109*)
ELEGANT DAVIS STROLLS WINDSOR TO VICTORY
Windsor 2nd XI got their season of to a victorious start after a comfortable win against High Wycombe last Saturday. After losing the toss and being asked to bowl on a surprisingly firm Ibstone wicket, openers Chris Edge and Australian Tristan O’Shannessy looked to make early breakthroughs, and this came as early as the third over with sharp fielding by newcomer Tim Smith actioning a run out as Windsor applied the pressure. There followed a period of consolidation by the High Wycombe captain Patten and the experienced Uphill. At the twenty over mark, at 60-1, High Wycombe looked to accelerate the scoring. However tight bowling by Wing and the rejuvenated Richard Endacott made sure that High Wycombe would never get away from Windsor, with wickets falling a regular intervals, and only some big hitting towards the end saw High fall just short of 200 runs.
Windsor’s response came in the form of Paul Huggins and Brian Davis, both of who had scored heavily in pre season games. After a slow start against spin, both batsmen began to impose themselves on the Wycombe bowling with Huggins hitting two huge sixes and Davis playing some elegant drives and cuts to put Windsor in the driving seat. Davis passed his fifty with a drive through mid wicket and with the score on 96, Huggins sent a return catch back to the bowler to give Wycombe a glimmer of hope. This was all but extinguished however as Nigel Wing carried on where Huggins and left and with Davis got Windsor to within touching distance of the total. With rain clouds gathering Wing looked to finish the game early and was bowled and Tim Smith was caught at long on attempting the same shot. However, Davis after completing his maiden century to the delight of his teammates steered Windsor home to an impressive victory and one that they will look to build on at home to Farnham Common next week.