Mixed results this weekend as the 1’s and 3’s playing at home finished with 20 point wins but the 2’s and 4’s were defeated.
The 1’s hosted Chesham in a top of the table clash. Overnight rain influenced Huggy’s decision to bowl first feeling his seamers would be able to exploit any moisture in the pitch. Windsor opened up with AAT and Honky Hartridge and took a few quick wickets. Windsor felt themselves unlucky not to take a few more early ones but rued a few missed chances and some solid batting by Chesham’s middle order allowed them to start developing a score. The introduction of Granger pegged Chesham back further bowling good areas and picking up a few more wickets. Chesham though had timed their innings very well and were aggressive in the last 15 overs against Windsor’s spinners. Chesham managed to get themselves up to a respectable 236-9. Honky was the pick of the bowlers with 4-fer. Windsor’s openers got them off to a perfect start with Granger hitting 40 off the first 4 overs. Aussie overseas superstar Matty followed him in and kept up the aggressive start as Windsor found themselves 100-1 off 10 overs. Chesham then took a few wickets to slow the scoring and dragged themselves back into the game. A number of Windsor batsmen came and went failing to capitalise on starts. Former skipper Adam Weston came in at number 7 and knocked the ball around nicely for a superb 35*. Windsor went into the last over needing 6 to win and after sitting on 1 dot AAT hit the next ball for a straight 6 seeing Windsor home to their total with 4 balls and 2 wickets to spare. This win puts the firsts 8 points clear of Chesham at the top of 2A. They have a trip to the scenic concorde club next weekend to play rock bottom British Airways and will be looking forward to tea and hoping for another win.
The 2nd XI travelled to unbeaten NPL Teddington on Saturday. Lewdog won the toss and elected to bowl. He took the new ball with Chambers and Windsor quickly reduced NPL to 30-4. NPL then formed a good partnership which lasted until after drinks and moved them well over 100. Richards broke that partnership. Windsor kept chipping away with Mohindru tieing up an end and bagging 3 wickets but NPL kept the scoreboard ticking in the end managing to get themselves up to a decent looking but chase-able 209, probably 30 more than Windsor would have hoped at drinks. NPL took the old ball and after a breezy start both openers were removed. Windsor lost 2 more wickets quickly and were in a lot of trouble at 25-4. This brought the Jordan brothers together and in the usual style both set about their work with some lusty blows. Windsor were starting to get themselves back into it when NPL took the new ball. Sam was unlucky to be given caught behind and Harry nicked off shortly after drinks. Windsor’s tail managed to scratch around for a few more runs but never looked likely to get up to 209 being dismissed for 176. The first loss for the 2’s but they remain top. All eyes will be on them to see how they bounce back against Datchet at Home Park next weekend.
The 3rd XI played against Chalfont 2nd XI at Home Park. DAT won the toss and elected to have a bowl. Dean Bean and Jamie Hall opened up and after a good spell of tight bowling Windsor had Chalfont several wickets down with Jamie claiming 4. DAT made a double change Michael peacock replacing Jamie and Kalpit replacing Dean both bowling well but Windsor drifted in the field and allowed them to build a small partnership. Some favourable umpiring decisions helped Chalfont with their number 8 top scoring. Jamie returned to claim his first 5wkt haul for the club finishing with 6/50 and Chalfont set Windsor 197 to win.
Windsor opened up with Matty Lazar and Chris Dixon. They started solidly putting on just over 50 before Chris edged behind. This brought tugboat to the wicket and between himself and Matt they batted excellently taking us most of the way. Matty picked off anything loose from Chalfont’s bowlers and passed his maiden hundred for the club. Matty finished 112 not out and saw Windsor through to their target from 33 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets. Windsor are top of 6A by 2 points and travel to Tring Park next week.
The 4’s travelled to Eversley who won the toss and decided to bowl. Windsor opened up with Chappers and Sarab. They put on a good opening stand with Chappers bringing up his 50. Windsor then lost a few wickets and got bogged down in the middle overs. Some clean hitting towards the end from Noble and Lickley managed to get them up to 198 for 5. Tea was taken and windsor opened up the bowling. Steve day plugged away from one end and Woody bowled well but Eversley were able to knock the total off without much drama chasing the runs down with 3 overs to spare and 6 wickets in hand. Windsor 4’s are still not far off top but will be looking for a few wins over the coming weeks in order to challenge for the title.
Windsor are playing good cricket at the moment though with big games coming up in the next few weeks we cannot let our standards slip. Senior training is on as usual from 6 this Wednesday and is also open for under 15’s and over.