Windsor keep pressure on leaders with another comprehensive win
NPL Teddington 177-7
Windsor 178-4 (Huggins 85)
Windsor completed their 3rd win in 4 games and moved into third position in Division 4b with another comprehensive victory over NPL Teddington. After losing the toss and being asked to field on what looked a very good batting track and scorching sunshine, Windsor began steadily with Warren Griffiths and Chris Edge restricting NPL’s run scoring to an absolute minimum, conceding just 20 runs from the first ten overs and after a sharp chance at gully from Rob Dawson removed NPL’s captain Ben Wollant in the 11th over Windsor began to boss the game. The introduction of Alex Hill saw him manage only 2 deliveries before being forced off with a shoulder injury however, this proved to be a blessing in disguise as Stuart Millman completed the over and took a wicket with his booming outswing with his very first ball. Wickets fell steadily throughout the innings thanks to good discipline from Griffiths, Millman and Richard Endacott, and it wasn’t until NPL’s 7th wicket pair made a stand of 71 to finish on 177 from the allotted 52 overs that showed how good a batting track this was and that NPL were some way short of par for the course.
Windsor openers Paul Huggins and Richard Noble provided a steady start and their fifty partnership was just the tonic for Windsor’s reply. Huggins played some elegant shots around the ground and his fifty marked a welcome return to form for the prolific batsman. After Noble had gone for 25 and Rob Dawson was adjudged LBW, NPL may have thought they were in with a shout, but once again the free scoring Tom Bullock took the game away from them with quick running and hard hitting. The only blip on Windsor’s batting was that Huggins did not reach the deserved century mark falling for 85 but Stuart Millman and Tom Bullock saw Windsor home with ease with more than ten overs to spare.