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Battling Windsor take Wokingham to the brink

Windsor 154 (S. Eggenhuizen 57)
Wokingham 155/9

Wokingham won by 1 wicket

Windsor’s herculean efforts eventually fell in vain as Wokingham scraped to a one wicket victory, with an over to spare at the Home Park last Saturday.

An overcast day, looked like heavy storm clouds to the Windsor batsmen as lightning struck more than once, Wokingham making light work of snowballing the Windsor innings. The glimmer of light was Steve Eggenhuizens fine 57 and debutant 15 year old Tom Hartridge (32), whose scores shone through the scorebook, like a sunbeam.

Windsor’s response rained down like a hailstorm, as Endacott and Mohammed thundered in. The skipper in particular caused clouds to gather over the Wokingham batsman, claiming 3 wickets and also 3 catches to leave the game poised. Another 15 year old new boy Mark Lines, bowled with maturity and incisiveness, claiming 3 wickets as Wokingham teetered on the brink. However a monsoon soon engulfed the Windsor team, as the visiting tailenders struck out confidently to win the game.

Maximum points for whirlwind entertainment, but sadly for Windsor not for league points. The future looks bright, but this team desperately needs to start winning games regularly, to avoid being blown away.

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