Windsor vs Bracknell
Windsor kicked off their season in fine style with a resounding 7 wicket victory over a useful Bracknell outfit on sunday.Despite the forecast,the game stated in fine sunshine, with Bracknell winning the toss and batting.Tearaway paceman Justin Granger bowled a hostile opening spell first up,soon getting Kirkby caught and bowled.
Windsor then had to be patient as Bracknell’s top order applied themselves well,reaching 90-1 before Warren Griffiths had the dangerous Khan well caught behind by captain and wicketkeeper Rob Noble.Bracknell continued play positively,working spinners Subharkar and Mohindru around well.Windsor however kept things tight in the field,and Bracknell finally called time on their innings at 170-4,
Windsor’s reply struggled initially,with Noble undone by the skiddy Hiscoe.Michael Gould and Justin Granger both played all to breif cameo’s,the latter hitting an extrodinary cut shot which ended up going for 8 , and at 66-3 the game was in the balance.However,the rock like Paul Huggins was still in and looking comfortable.Playing his trademark powerful offside drives,together with some legside glances,he and Windsor Boys School batsman Robert Woodward began to take the game away from Bracknell.
As the skies clouded over and drizzle started to fall,victory was looking more and more likely as both batsmen accelerated.The winnings runs were hit by Woodward who in the process reached a most creditable half century,but the mainstay had been Paul Huggins who finished on an asured 80 not out.For a long time living in the shadow of his younger brother Mark,Paul Huggins has in the last couple of seasons developed in a quality opening batsman in his own right,who no doubt will be eyeing up the 1000 run landmark again this season.