Match Report – Basingstoke V vs. Windsor IV
Saturday 20th May
Basingstoke 5’s 61 all out (Suhbarker 4 for 1)
Windsor 4’s 62 for 3
Windsor IV’s went to Basingstoke looking to bounce back after the disappointment of last season. They didn’t get the start they wanted when they lost the toss and were asked to field. Ben Lewis took the first wicket totally outdoing the Basingstoke opener and clean bowling him. Then a great catch by Charles Light in Gully brought Ben’s tally to two. Ashwin Khana opened his account for the season with an LBW in his final over.
On came Rob Hodgson and Amit Subhaker to bowl, keeping the bowling very tight. Runs were almost impossible for the Basingstoke batsmen to find. As the pressure mounted wickets began to fall fast. Rob Hodgson took two and a fumbled catch led to a run out thanks to the quick thinking (and running) of Ben Lewis. Amit Subhaker was the pick of the bowlers with 7 overs, 6 maidens, 1 run for 4 wickets. Basingstoke ended their innings on 61 all out.
Windsor looked to make the runs quickly but did not get off to a good start when Jay Bannerjee top edged to a fielder on his first ball. Scott Martin and Ben Lickley in quick order, both out LBW, before Rob Hodgson and Dan Maclennan solidified the Windsor batting; guiding them to their first win of the season ending on 62 for 3.