Windsor 4th XI seal deserved promotion at Falkland
Sat 26th August
Falkland 4XI 229 for 3 (48 Overs)
Windsor 4XI 234 for 3 (38 Overs)
Windsor won by 7 wickets
Windsor 4XI lost the toss and were asked to take the field on the damp, but but still very good Falkland track. The home side got off to a steady start, then pushed on at the fall of their first wicket reaching 60 for 1 off the first 20 overs. After a short interuption for rain, the batsman got back to work and started to stroke Windsor to all parts. All bowlers were tried, but none could contain the Falkland top order, when finally on 229 for 3 (48 overs), the rain came to Windsor’s rescue and brought an early tea.
In reply, Windsor stated slowly, reaching 20 for 1 (10 over) with Dan Brown caught behind.. This brought Damien Bradbury to the crease, who then made batting look very easy. Captain Charles Light departed for 32, with the score on 102 (26 overs), but this only brought John Holmes out to the middle who decided to have some funby getting off the mark first ball with a six! A very quick fire 68, including 6 maximum’s from Holmes, caused the fielders head drop and with the pair scoring at over 10 an over they new the game was up. Holmes fell late on with only 8 runs required, but this didn’t deter Bradbury who finished things of and ended on a faultless 110 not out. Scott Martin’s six over long off to win the game for Windsor, set the tone for some big celebrations, as Windsor 4 XI can now look forward to level 6 cricket next season.