Match Report – Windsor IV vs. Falkland IV
Falkland 4’s 206 all out 51.3 Overs (Carlisle 69, Martin 5 for 42)
Windsor 4’s 207 for 5 35.5 Overs (Malik 77, Martin 51)
Another poor week for availabities saw a weakened 4th Team taking on third place rivals Falkland IV’s. Falkland won the toss and elected to bat, and got off to a reasonably good start, despite Kenny Lawrence’s early wicket, reaching 54 – 1 off 12 overs. The Windsor bowlers tightened the bowling and the runs started to dry up. Falkland’s batsmen became increasingly frustrated and a few rash shots started to appear. Wickets began to fall with Colin Bristow picking up one at the end of his spell. A change in the bowling saw Scott Martin come into the bowling attack in an attempt to keep the runs tight. The Falkland batsmen looked to go on the attack and runs started to come, but so did wickets. Scott Martin ended his bowling spell with 5 – 42, including two wickets in two balls. John Holmes opened his tally for the 4th team, clean bowling one of there tail enders with a very quick delivery. He brought about the end of the Falkland innings with a great throw from the deep to run out Wilson Carlisle, who had scored 69. Falkland’s innings ended 206 – 10 from 51.3 overs.
Windsor started their innings well with Umar Malik (77) and Ric Saunders (22) putting on 109 for the first wicket, against a rather weak bowling line up. Scott Martin then hit a quick 51 leaving Windsor about 40 to win. Some rash shots were played by Windsor in an attempt to wrap up the game resulting in a few quick wickets, but John Holmes (7*) and Danny Brown (17*) saw Windsor home to another 20 point win. Windsor ending the match with 207 – 5 from 35.5 overs