Thame vs Windsor
Windsor 216-8 (40 Overs) Granger 66, Condon 29, Griffiths 21
Thame 217-9 (39.2 Overs)
Windsor went down by 1 wicket in tense game at Thame in the Thames and Chiltern league on Sunday.On a roasting afternoon Windsor batted first and were 2 down fairly early when first Paul Huggins was caught and bowled for 17 ,then Brian Davis was adjudged LBW which saw Windsor 31-2.Justin Granger then joined opener Rob Noble and they set about rebuilding. Noble was his typical solid self, while Granger batted as if he was playing in a 20twenty game. These contrasting styles however, proved effective and Windsor moved to a handy 134-2 off 24 overs before Noble’s dismissal for 29 heralded a collapse, which saw Windsor plummet to 161-7, including Granger for a typically frantic 66 of just 47 balls.It was left to bowlers Warren Griffiths and Kevin Condon to drag Windsor over 200, which they did well, Griffiths making a responsible 21 while Condon finished unbeaten on 29, to see Windsor to 216-8 off 40 overs, which in truth should have been a lot more.
Thame always looked on course for the win while their Indian overseas player was at the crease, and his 97 was the difference between to the two sides.Windsor had fought hard however and the bowlers between them had managed to get Thame 9 down going into the last over with 3 needed.The medium pace of Andy Wigley and Rob Hodgeson had proved particularly effective, and it was Hodgeson who sent down the last over, only for the first ball to clattered to the midwicket boundary for 4, to end a closely fought encounter, with Windsor ultimately losing a game that should have been made safe while they were batting, due to some rather irresponsible shot selection.
They will hope to get back to winning ways this Sunday when they entertain neighbours North Maidenhead.