Windsor were back on form on saturday as local rivals Marlow made the trip to home park. Windsor skipper watkins won the toss and chose to bat, sending in new ball meastro Bird and youngster Gould. Bird quickly ran out Gould, prefering to stand his ground rather than risk a tight sprint. He then began to make ammeds with some fine drives before nicking one off Thomas. Chorley began to settle before playing round one, and Noble showed plenty of grit before chipping one to Hudson off Thomas. Once again the Windsor top order hadn’t delviered the goods. Mathews and overseas live wire Granger then set about restoring parity, showing the way with some fine running between the wickets and some aggressive strokeplay. A welcome return to form for Mathews.
Wrighton took the wickets of both, but not before the momentum had returned to the Windsor innings. Thompson then expertly sheparded the tale to allow windsor to post a reasonable total of 182 for 9.
In reply the Marlow innings got off to a flyer. Watkins bowled like a drain, serving up 3 very ordinary overs before pulling himself out of the attack. At 50 – 0 off 10, it wasn’t looking good for the home park outfit. Granger then stepped up to the plate, trapping Allier and Hudson LBW with a burst of pace. Quick boy Mohindru then brought his usual measure of control to proceedings, allowing first Granger and then Spence to attack at the other end. Wickets began to fall, and Marlow innings collapsed, helped by some outstanding fielding and catching. When Marlow skipper Madursinghe went for 25, the chase effectively ended. The lower order offered little resistance, and at 150 for 9, the away team shut up shop. Granger finished with 5, Mohindru and Spence sharing the remaining spoils.
A very solid performance from Windsor, they will be looking to build on this on saturday as Harefield make the trip to Home Park.