Ruislip 98 All Out; 33 Overs
Windsor 2 99 for 3; 17.2 Overs
With the start of England’s World Cup campaign causing early starts throughout the country’s cricketing programmes, Windsor 2’s saw themselves in for an early start in their fixture at Ruislip. Upon losing the toss, Windsor were asked to field first in hot, but somewhat overcast conditions.
Windsor’s opening tandem of Hill and Kemp immediately put pressure on the Ruislip top order with the former nipping out opener Woon-sam in quick order. Kemp then got in othe act tempting Ruislip’s own Windsor to chip a meek catch to Kellard and then Hale to a caught behind to Care. Skipper Bell joined Ingram and they began to look to rebuild the innings. However, the introduction of Kellard saw the innings change ocne again as he first picked up Bell and then Ingram for 48, with the score at 90. Awan and Kellard bowled well in tandem and made inroads into the lower order and Ruislip collapsed to just 98 all out in 33 overs. Windsor’s all-round bowling was excellent with Kellard picking up 4 wickets, Awan taking 3, Kemp 2 and Hill 1.
Windsor’s reply got off to a somewhat strange start, with the first ball flying past the wicketkeeper and ending up in the nearby stream and the second seeing a comedic run-out between Baumgartner and Jordan that saw the former run out. Davis joined Jordan and they both looked to be positive in order to chase down the low total. After a brisk over that saw 16 runs score, Windsor were well on top at 43 for 1 off just 8 overs. Unfortunately, Davis was dismissed to a good yorker, bringing George to the crease. Jordan continued to plough on, but he was dismissed for 31 when his bat became lodged in his pad that caused him to be bowled. McInnerny joined George and together the pair saw the team home in quick style.
With Windsor winning by 7 wickets and in just 18 overs it proved to be a profitable start to the World Cup for at least one team in white.