Windsor 4th XI 199 All Out (50 Overs) S. Martin 80 not out, A. Johal 32, C. Light 25, Viney 37/4, Smith 51/2.
Amersham 3rd XI 176 for 7 (50 Overs) Iguana 45, Viney 37, Mackintosh 20, R. Lindsay 16/2, S. Martin 19/1.
Result – Drawn Match
In an match surprisingly uneffected by rain, Windsor 4ths continued their improvement in this tough encounter. Winning the toss and deciding to bat, Windsor’s top order once again struggled to put any parterships together. Great use of the new ball by the Amersham openning bwolers left the home side reeling at 32/4 after the first 10 overs. This brought 16 year old Johal to the crease, who together with star openner Martin, steaddy the ship until the colt holed out on 32, after 4 concecutive boundaries! Light came to the crease at 101/5 and continued the good work putting on another 68 with Martin before being bowled attempting a rash slog over mid wicket. Following this, the tail collapsed, with Martin still trying to keep things together. Cornish being the last man out with the total one short of 200. This left the once again superb Aussie Opener on 80 not out, with the best of the bowling coming form Viney 4/37, who skittled out the tail.
In reply Amersham made a steady start, but for the early wicket of Thomas caught behind off of the bowling of debutany Lindsay, bowling his first delivery for some 14 years! Some tight bowling especially by ‘Man-Of The Match’ Martin (13 Overs for just 19 runs) and inspired fielding, left 110/3 after 35 overs. At this point Amersham seemed to lose interest in winning the game, needing 90 off of the last 15 overs. This gave the initiative to Windsor, who in attempting to pile on the pressure, took some quick wickets, including 2 run outs, leaving Amersham pleased to see the overs roll by. In the end, even with excellent bowling by Windsor didn’t quite have the bowling attack to dismiss Amersham, with a hard fought draw being a fair result.