Eversley 199 a/o (Kaminski 77)
Windsor 62 a/o (Piso 6-14)
It was the biggest match of the season at the Home Park as both undefeated Windsor and Eversley locked horns. Upon winning the toss Eversley elected to bat first, and although they took 9 of O’Shannessy’s first over from then on found runs hard to come by, with Edge removing on of their openers to splendid catch from Mohindru and O’Shannessy unlucky at the other end. A double change bringing on the spinners of Mohindru and Davis brought instant results with Mohindru taking a wicket in his first over. Davis, bowling his first spell of the season almost made a critical breakthrough when Kominiski edged a ball through Chorley at first slip before he then began to dominate the batting. Wickets fell at regular intervals with good cricket by Windsor restricting Eversley to less than 200. Mohindru being the pick of the bowlers with 4-52.
Against a ‘normal’ bowling attack the casual observer would have backed Windsor to chase down the target, however Louis Piso, a former Orange Free State First Class bowler in South Africa, is not, it would be fair to say, your normal Div 4b bowler. Opening with the new ball Piso tore in and and (almost literally) decapitated Windsor’s top order. The first 4 batsmen all failing to score against his devastating pace and at 29-7 when Piso took a well deserved break the game as good as up. Rahoul Mohindru together with Abdul Ashraf, put up token resistance and made the score look a touch more respectable but even then Rominski and Plank bowled well and when Endacott fell with the score on 62, all Windsor could do was applaud Piso in the knowledge that they had been well defeated. However, the season is far from over and Windsor will be looking to get back to winning ways next week away at NPL Teddington.