Windsor fail at final furlong
A dogged last wicket stand ultimately prevented Windsor 3rds from grabbing a well deserved 25 point victory over OMT on Saturday at the Home Park.
A typical Wigley decision saw Windsor batting first and once again Akbar and Ashraf were asked to provide a solid platform. This they did with consumate ease, with the two youngsters gaining confidence each week. However, in relatively easy batting conditions Windsor made difficult work of some very accurate bowling. Only 1 batsman failed to get into double figures, but alas only 2 passed the 20 mark. Batsmen have to take more responsibility for staying in and pushing the score along, eventually Windsor were bowled out for 194.
OMT’s reply was slow to say the least, accurate and aggressive bowling from openers Lawrence and Endacott, kept the score in single figures until well into the 16th over. Lawrence continued to hold one end down whilst skipper Wigley rotated the other end, using Bradbury, Malik and Ashraf, keen to mix the attack up and claim easy wickets. Each bowler did their job, but despite OMT’s number 11 leaving early, Windsor couldn’t claim the 9th and final wicket to ensure 25 points.
Whilst Windsor cannot even buy a victory at the moment, the team are playing well and success will inevitably follow.