Aldershot III vs. Windsor IV
Saturday 27th May
Windsor 4’s 200 all out (Houghton 60, Martin 45, Charters 35)
Aldershot 3’s 106 for 9
A selection and injury/illness stuck Windsor went to Aldershot with only 10 men looking to continue there winning ways. Windsor didn’t get the start they had hoped for when they lost the toss and were put into bat on a damp and difficult batting surface.
Scott Martin (45) and Richard Charters (35) started Windsor on their way to 62-1 with some cultured shot play. There was a quick fall of wickets that found Windsor 102-4, Aldershot’s Squell (pick of their bowling attack) causing the damage. Windsor IV’s captain Tim Houghton bludgeoned 60* assisted by the rest of the Windsor Team. Amit Subhaker taking a painful blow to the foot and some clever batting by Kenny Lawrence saw Windsor’s 10 men all out for 200.
Rain at tea almost saw the game end, but the weather cleared and the match continued. Amit Suhbaker and Kenny Lawrence with a great opening spell reduced Aldershot to 11-4. Aldershot’s batsmen dug in and frustrated the bowlers with a lack of any attacking play at all. Wickets fell slowly with Colin Bristow taking one with the help of a casual catch by Kenny Lawrence. Amit Johal took another and Jespal Benawra put the pressure on when he drew the Aldershot captain into a rash shot that was brilliantly help by Ben Lickley. Then with the penultimate ball Benawra struck again clean bowling the Aldershot batsman, leaving them on 106-9 with only one ball to go. Unfortunately, the last Aldershot batsman fended off the final ball and Windsor’s 10 men had to settle for 15 points.