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NPL TEDDINGTON 2 191-7

WINDSOR 2 182-7 (Clarke 67*, Salter 5-40)

Windsor drew their second game in a week in an absorbing game at the Home Park on Saturday. Winning the toss and bowling Windsor set off well restricting NPL in the early stages with some good tight bowling from Chris Edge and Nick Cornish. After the initial breakthrough by Edge, NPL found scoring difficult and after 20 overs Windsor had restricted them to 60-4. There was a period of consolodatation as Edge again bowled a marathon spell of 17 overs on the trot returning miserly figures of 40-4, before the spin of Amit Subarkher and the medium pace of Stuart Millman restricted NPL to less than 200 from their allotted 52 overs ending on 191-7.

Windsor started brightly, with the regular opening pairing of Rob Noble and Paul Huggins seeing off the new ball and at 46-0 after 15 overs, the run chase looked comfortable, however a flurry of wickets saw this dry up with only the elegant Andrew Clarke able to play the ball with any confidence. With 10 overs to go, NPL through excellent bowling and field placing had meant Windsor required almost 8 an over and and although a valliant effort was made by Clarke (passing his fifty on the way) together with Alex Hill and Stuart Millman, with 12 required from the final over, Edge was unable to get any bat on three of the final balls and Windsor had to settle for a draw.

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