After last weeks disappointing loss against Slough which could have seen us close the gap on first placed Marlow, Windsor needed to put in a strong performance against Finchampstead to consolidate second spot.
Skipper Adam Weston broke all club and probability records by losing the toss for the eighth time in a row and Finch opted to bat on a flat Windsor wicket. Finch got off to a flyer before Wes Nichols found the outside edge of one of the openers and Rick Baumgartner took a sharp catch standing up to the wicket. With the score 1-82 in the 17th over, Rah Mohindru then applied the brakes and took the vital wicket of Mark Shepard (39), bowled with drift and guile, drawing on all of his 47 years of experience.
With Shepard in the pavilion, the young Finch batting line up offered little resistance. Rah took an impressive 6-39 from his 18 overs with Chris Kellard and Ben Harris each chipping in for the remaining 2 wickets. After making a bet with Holmsey that he’d take the catch for Rah’s last wicket, Ben Harris took a screamer at cow corner to earn himself a tenner.
Defending a small total of 166, the Finch bowlers had no answer to the opening pair of Mark Huggins and Charles McInerney who bludgeoned the young attack. Charles notched up 55 before being bowled by Clarke but Huggins went on to score an impressive 81 from only 53 balls.
Windsor knocked off the total in 19 overs, finishing before 6pm to the delight of the scorer!
Having consolidated 2nd place Windsor now has its sights set on chasing down Marlow.