Maidenhead & Bray 3rd XI vs Windsor 4th XI – Saturday 24th July
Windsor 223 for 9 O.Sabberton 62, S.Martin 57, T.Houghton 52no, M.Ishraq 6-96
Maidenhead & Bray 220 all out N.Parkinson 116, C.Bristow 6-62, B.Lewis 4-46
A hat-trick by swing bowler Colin Bristow helped give a pumped up Windsor 4’s maximum points in the top of the table clash away at Maidenhead & Bray on Saturday. The 25 point win meant Windsor replaced their hosts at the top of the table with just 4 games remaining.
Windsor Captain Charles Light won the toss and elected to bat in what was to be a fiery top of the table clash. Scott Martin set Windsor on their way with a brisk 57 and his half century together with two more from Ollie Sabberton (62) and Tim Houghton (52 no) helped Windsor on the way to 223 for 9 from their 52 overs. Mawaz Ishfaq taking 6 impressive leg spin wickets.
But it was Bristow who stole the show with the ball. The away swing bowler picking up 6-62 including a hat-trick, but the Maidenhead innings wasn’t without incident! Excellent early bowling from Bristow and fellow new ball bowler Ben Lewis, left the league leaders in deep trouble on 56-6, which included Bristows impressive three successive wickets. But an excellent century from Parkinson (116) brought Maidenhead right back into the game, so much so they needed just 12 to win in eight overs with 3 wickets remaining. This prompted skipper Light to bring Lewis and Bristow back into the attack, and it paid dividends as Rooprai was the last man to depart LBW to Bristow three runs short of victory and was the queue for joyous celebrations from the Windsor side. The 25 point win for Windsor lifted them above their hosts and now lead the table by 5 points.