Windsor 4’s continue push for promotion
Thatcham Town 4’s 226 for 8, 52 Overs (Charters 5 for 49)
Windsor 4’s 229 for 7, 43.4 Overs (Charters 115)
Windsor IVs had another top of the table clash, this time against Thatcham Town. Thatcham lost the toss and Windsor decided to bowl first. Thatcham started well and were scoring quickly, but wickets started to fall and runs dried up. Lewis getting the first with a beauty of a delivery, clean bowling the opener. S. Martin struck next thanks to a quick catch by wicket keeper Houghton. R. Charters was brought into the attack and picked up a quick wicket with a catch in the deep from Martin. Thatcham started to pick up their run rate and scored heavily, but wickets also kept coming. Charters picking up a further four wickets, an LBW, another catch by Houghton, a stumping by Houghton and clean bowled. S. Martin took another as J. Holmes took a fantastic catch. Some big hitting at the end of the innings saw Thatcham to 226 – 8 from 52 overs. Charters ending with bowling figures of 5 – 49.
Windsor’s batting order had been altered to give Martin and Charters time to rest after the long bowling spells they had just bowled, so T. Houghton and C. Light opened the batting. Houghton (8) hit two devastating fours before being given out from a no-ball. Light (0) followed soon after, clean bowled. Charters came to the crease and batted superbly with Kabir Bhuller making his IVs debut playing well. Kabir Bhuller finally went for 36. Holmes scored a reasonably quick 29. Martin came to the crease and saw Windsor to within 4 runs of winning. Charters finally was out bowled having scored a hugely important 115. Martin was stumped going for the winning shot, then Vigi was stumped too and Windsor were starting to worry. M. Gegg (4*) and B. Lewis (0*) saw Windsor home as Gegg slipped the ball through the slips for four. Windsor ending up on 229 – 7 from 43.4 overs. Another much needed 20 points, making the gap between 2nd and 3rd larger.