Windsor suffer in bore draw
Windsor 2nd XI Vs Chalfont St. Peter 2nd XI
Saturday saw Windsor entertain Chalfont at the Home Park. With Captain Edge winning his first toss of the season Windsor elected to bat. The decision looked to be a correct one as Windsor openers Paul Huggins and Robert Noble added 71 for the first wicket, before Huggins was dismissed for 24 as he looked to push the score along. This brought the experienced Nigel Wing to the crease as he and Noble carried the attack to Chalfont. Windsor then suffered a mid-innings wobble as Noble departed one short of a deserved 50 and Gould and Smith fell cheaply. However, some fine stroke play by Tom Bullock and Wing coupled with some excellent running between the wickets saw the Windsor score accelerate as their innings drew to a close. However, Wing went for 66. A brief partnership between Bullock and O’Shannesey saw Windsor on to 258-6 off there allotted 52 overs with Bullock finishing unbeaten on 59.
In reply the Windsor attack bombarded the Chalfont rearguard action, with an attack consisting of pace stars O’Shannassey, Griffiths, Edge, Gould, Wing and Endacott plus spin king Abdul Ashraf. However, stubborn resistance by the Chalfont batsmen, ultimately saw Windsor huff and puff, yet fail to blow the house down. The away side ‘over the moon’ to escape defeat, with O’Shannassey being the pick of the bowling despite being under the weather .
Much has been said in the local press recently about the need for the league to review the allocation of points to discriminate against teams who do not attempt a run chase. However whilst credit must go to the visitors, the Windsor team are left to rue a draw, which should never have been, the rules are clear at the start of the competition.