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Back with vengeance

WINDSOR 2 264-4

Wing 106 – Huggins 102*

FARNHAM COMMON 2 134

S.Bassi 52

After a disappointing result against High Wycombe the previous week Windsor bounced back to winning ways by demolishing bottom of the league Farnham Common. Losing the toss, Windsor expected to be having a hard time of things in the field as the wicket looked like a belter of a track, but Farnham Commons skipper Wilcox, decided to bat. After Rob Noble was dismissed for a duck in the 3rd over, it looked like Wilcox could have been right in his judgement. However Nigel Wing and Paul Huggins put paid to that. Huggins set about the bowling with some scorching cover drives and Wing, showing some good form, was elegant in his cuts and pulls. Wing reached his fifty with comparable ease to be followed soon after by Huggins and Windsor were in the box seat. Both continued to dominate the bowling and Wing was first to his century with a square drive for 3. However, tiredness then understandably took over and Wing gave a return catch to the bowler after reaching 106. Tim Smith and then Rob Dawson gave Huggins a rest by continuing to take the attack the bowling and after Huggins had reached his century, Windsor were able to declare on 264 in the 45th over, giving them 55 overs to bowl Farham Common out.

Windsor got off to the best start possible when O’Shannessy took a wicket with his 3rd ball, and then Edge took another in the 4th over. Some hard hitting by Bassi gave some resistance but rotating the bowling, and regularly taking wickets Farnham Common were never really in the game. In all skipper Edge used 7 bowlers, all of whom had some level of success, the surprise being the recall of Oliver Birch who last week was playing for Windsor 4th XI, who ran in at a healthy pace and took 2 wickets in his first over. When the final wicket fell after some resistance by the 9th wicket partnership, it rounded off a good solid display by Windsor, enhanced by the fact that the win has now moved them up into 2nd place in the league, 1 point clear of 3rd placed Teddington Town.

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