Windsor IV vs. Hillingdon Manor III – 24-06-06
Windsor 4’s 308 for 3; 40 Overs (Maclennan 85*, Brown 55*, Martin 51)Hillingdon 164 all out; 42 Overs (Young 51)
Windsor IVs were looking to put last week behind them and prove a point that last week was just a glitch. Windsor lost the toss, but were asked to bat first. Windsor got off to a great start with Scott Martin and Dan Maclennan putting on 125 for the first wicket. Scott Martin caught in the deep on 51. Dan Brown and Dan Maclennan put on a further 36 before Dan Maclennan was caught on 85. Windsor new boy Steve Swann came to the crease with Windsor on 161 for 2. Steve and Dan batted superbly with some great shots being played taking Windsor IVs to 308 for 3 from 20 overs. Steve out stumped off the last ball for 91 and Dan Brown ending the innings on an unbeaten 55.
Hillingdon came out to bat and looked to play shots. Windsor kept pushing and eventually the break through came when Ben Lewis cleaned bowled their opener with a beautiful in swinging yorker. Colin Bristow took one when an edge was palmed up by the keeper and caught at second slip by Dan Brown. Wickets started falling steadily as Lewis picked up another, clean bowled. Scott Martin was brought into the attack and got two quick wickets, one LBW and one bowled. A change in bowling brought Jespal Benawra to bowl. Using his high loop out of the sun he caused trouble eventually picking up a well deserved wicket thanks to a great catch by Tim Houghton. Ben Lewis and Colin Bristow were both brought back and took a wicket each. Lewis bowling one off his pads and Bristow getting his thanks to Stephen Hunter taking an awkward catch. Dan Brown was asked to bowl as Windsor could feel victory coming. In his second over Dan dragged the batsman forward and the wicket keeper Tim Houghton stumped their last batsman. Hillingdon Manor ended up 164 all out.
Windsor IVs left this match feeling better having put in such a convincing performance and taking the 25 much needed points.