North Maidenhead 158 All out 36.1 Overs
Windsor 160 – 2, 35.1 Overs
First league game of 2008 and a great win for the development XI.
Hill and Ahmad started off with a tidy few overs; Ahmad got a deserved breakthrough, caught well by Care. This bought Charl Peterson to the crease who took advantage of anything short or over-pitched, it took a very special delivery from the young Ben Harris to bowl him for 49. Kellard and Harris kept probing and both finished their allotted 8 overs with 2 wickets each. Weston and Malik clean up the bottom half of the team, taking 2 and 3 wickets respectively.
Windsor batsmen were set 159 to win and got off to a shaky start, losing Huggins in the very first over. Opening the bowling from the other end for N.Maidenhead was Peterson who bowled the sharpest spell of fast bowling seen by most Windsor batsmen. However, once Noble and Riches saw him off, Windsor were cruising. Riches played well for his 33 until he was caught guiding one through the slip cordon. Weston came to the crease next and with Noble saw off a second spell from Peterson, taking Windsor home in 35.1 overs.