Windsor shine on a merky day.
Sunday 9th Windsor 1st XI vs. Wokingham 1st XI
After a frustrating weekend with their feet up waiting to see some cricket action, Windsor Sunday 1’s returned to action against Wokingham at Home Park on Sunday. On a damp wicket, it was surprise when Wokingham decided to bat first upon winning the toss, but in slippery conditions, it was with caution that Windsor took to the job of bowling.
Opening bowlers Griffiths and Granger took to the job well, bowling tight lines and causing Wokingham to try their hand in order to get the scoreboard moving. It was with this that the experienced Sosa (8) was run out by sprightly work from vice-captain Gould. Granger (2-18) and Griffiths (1-21) then removed a further three quick wickets, including their overseas player Dickinson, to leave Wokingham reeling on 36 for 4. The introduction of Mohindru and K.Condon further slowed the scoring, with the variation of spin and seam regularly taking wickets. With only Hayter and Fisher reaching double figures, Mohindru worked his way through the Wokingham order to pick up 5 for 10 off 7 overs, including a sharp stumping from keeper Noble. New boy Amit Suhbarkar picked up the final wicket and left Wokingham all out for 87.
After a hearty tea, Windsor openers Chorley and Huggins set about the chase of the low total. Some fine bowling by Dickinson and Fisher made the chase tough going, with the latter achieving the remarkable figures of 5 overs for 2 runs. Despite looking in good touch, Chorley fell chasing a wide one for 18. Huggins (8) soon followed and the Windsor reply was stagnating at 34 for 2 off 14 overs. Each batsman found batting tough going, with the leg spin of S.Condon (1-14) causing great concern. Both Dawson (13) and Davis (9) got starts, but didn’t go on to finish the job. However the low target never seemed to be in too much doubt. With a quick fire 25 from Gould, and with Granger in support, Windsor eased to a victory by 5 wickets in just 23 overs.
Next Sunday sees Windsor take the short trip over the M4 for a local Derby with Slough. It should prove to be a hotly contested match, being the only fixture with the old rivals this season, and the last game before the Sunday league starts.