With a blanket of rain smothering Home Park on the Thursday and Friday, chances of playing where very slim. But thanks to the outstanding work of Waterers ground staff, Windsor where able to host the punchy Eversley without any issues.
Nichols managed to win the toss and choose to bat on a very damp wicket. A surprising choice considering Chana (1) and Nair (16) both fell early on. Once again it was Nichols (68) and Huggins (62) who managed to re-build the innings. When Nichols departed with the score on 153/3, a score of 250+ looked on the cards, but some dumb batting, combined with a great debut from Eversley youngster Cummings (6/11), ripped the heart out of the much maligned Windsor lower order. The final 7 wickets managed to score 33 runs. No matter which way you want to sugar coat it, it was a pathetic performance.
After a rollicking from the skipper that tore paint from the walls, Windsor were set a task, 10 wickets, no matter what. Luckily, youngster Ben Harris (5/91) answered the call as he removed to first 4 wickets inside the first 6 overs of the match. A wicket to Nichols (2/57) and a run out from a direct hit from the skipper had Eversley 6/30 and looking at another defeat.
From here Windsor witnessed a great rear guard action from Eversley skipper Ben Saville (105) as he fought tooth and nail to get closer to the total. But a magnificent catch from the dependable Kemp changed the complexion of the game, as the redoubtable Mohindru (2/24), came on with the new ball the remove Saville and take the 10th wicket to secure another 25pt win.
Windsor travel to Cove next weekend, where a similar performance be unacceptable in trying to secure its 3rd win on the trot…