British Airways vs Windsor, Sunday 22nd May
Windsor 282-5 (34 Overs)
British Airways 144 All Out (45 overs)
Windsor warmed up for their Sunday league campaign in two weeks time with a crushing 138 run victory at British Airways on Sunday. With no cricket the day before, Windsor were keen to get some action, and when Windsor were asked to bat first on a hard wicket, the runs flowed. Declining a straight 40 over contest, BA’s skipper wanted a declaration game, which meant Windsor would have to set a total and bowl the opposition out.
Windsor had an early scare when both Doye and Woodward went without troubling the scorers, to leave the score at 13-2. But Huggins and Granger soon eased Windsor out of trouble, with some fine aggressive stroke-play and equally aggressive running, not always appreciated by Huggins, especially after Granger called him through for a third all run four. Together they added 148 for the third wicket, Granger eventually falling for a fine 83 of just 65 balls. Huggins was only marginally more sedate with a run a ball 81, still keeping his three-figure average in tact. Stephen Eggenhuizen then joined in the fun with an impressive 40, and Windsor were in danger of having too many runs on the board to early. Davis and Gould then further dismantled the BA attack and Windsor finally declared on 282-5 off just 34 overs.
BA had no answer to Windsor’s seam attack. Granger was the chief destroyer, picking up 4 –19. Whilst Pitt, Griffiths and Wigley all bowled tight spells, picking up a wicket each. Rob Noble’s slow off breaks then picked up 2 wickets, including a neat stumping from Davis. With BA now 144-9, Granger was brought back on and duly capped a fine performance when he removed the no 11’s middle stump to claim his 4th wicket. All in all, this was an impressive display from the boys in red and green.