Cove IV vs. Windsor IV
Windsor 4’s 184 all out (Houghton 91, Brown 60)
Cove 4’s 185 for 1 (Catchpole 83, Garfoot 53*)
World cup fever was with up again this week and the reverberations were felt throughout the club. Windsor set out to Cove with only 9 players. Windsor lost the toss and were put into bat. Opener Scott Martin was caught behind on 5 and the next ball Charles Light was stumped failing to return to his crease after leaving the ball. Windsor found themselves 5 – 2. Then, Tim Houghton and Dan Brown started to dig in. The run rate started to pick up and bowling became erratic. Some devastating strokes by Houghton saw the run rate speed up to almost 8 an over. Windsor were on 145 when the next wicket fell, Tim Houghton bowled by a ball that didn’t bounce after pitching on 91. Dan Brown pushed on and made a well deserved 60. Cove were into the tail and mopped up quickly. Windsor collapsing to 184 all out.
Cove came out attacking and picked the holes in the field and scored quickly. Kenny Lawrence had to stop bowling after three overs because of an injury. Colin Bristow and Scott Martin tried as hard as they could with no luck as Cove kept hitting balls through the gaps in the field. Eventually, Jespal Benawra got a wicket, Catchpole, stumped by Houghton. Windsor fought hard but no more wickets fell and Cove finished their innings with 185 – 1.