1st XI Saturday

WINDSOR BACK INTO WINNING WAYS

By July 20, 2009 No Comments
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Skipper Wes Nichols leads from the front claimed 5/22 and
scoring 70* as Windsor edge closer to the title
WINDSOR 225/6
Mark Huggins 85
Wes Nichols 70*

defeated

CHISWICK 143
Wes Nichols 5/22

After last weeks unlucky episode with the rain, Windsor hosted rivals Chiswick. Rain tipped down on the Friday, but luckily the much maligned Windsor CC covers did an adequate job and upon winning the toss, Nichols decided to have a bat.

The home side was soon in trouble, as openers Chana (1) and Birch (8) departed with the score less than 20. The 17 year old Nair (17) came and went till Huggins (85) and Nichols (70*) shared a 100+ partnership that managed to withstand the Chiswick assault on a difficult batting surface.

Huggins in particular was superb belting the ball like only he can to all corners and a much deserved 100 looked a forgone conclusion until a rush of blood quashed what would have been a well deserved tonne. It was a shame, as he has really matured as a batsmen in the last year, cutting a lot of recklessness out of his game, but he still has a little way to go till he really reaches his full potential.

A much more sedate Nichols continued to probe singles and rotate the strike and with San Jose (19) pushed the total to 225.

Windsor then looked to attack from the outset, but with the much vaunted spin attack both having an off day with the ball, runs came a plenty. Harris (1/57) did manage to claim the dangerous Bhatia, as Nichols got the key wicket of Panta bowled, with his 1st ball to him.

A change of tact meant that Nichols (5/22) and the introduction of Hartridge (3/21) would pull the game back into the homes sides favour. The wicket of Vandenburg was the catalyst that saw Windsor engulf the Chiswick middle/lower order and another 25 point win was completed in the 38th over.

Windsor play host to Eversley next week, as Windsor hope to start another run of wins that will strengthen their position at the top of the TVL.

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