04:00PM, Friday 05 July 2019
Lost wickets in the Windsor middle order played a pivotal part in their defeat to bottom of the table side Kidmore End on Saturday.
Thomas Edwards put on a clinical performance with the bat as he made a mammoth 113 off 133 balls for Windsor, but the loss of four wickets for just three runs soured what was looking to be a strong innings for Windsor.
Having won the toss, Windsor elected to bat first and Dean Allen-Turner (30) and Edwards put together a steady opening stand of 52 before the former was dismissed lbw by James Frost (5-53).
Edwards played his way to 113, hitting ten fours and two sixes. Windsor struggled to get runs on the board from any other batsmen although Mark Lines did aid the cause with an unbeaten 46 to get them to 217-9.
Kidmore's task looked a sizeable one when Zac Leonard (2) and Chris Pigden (4) both fell early on, but Reinardt Swart (64) and Jake Leach (50) gave the chase some legs.
Swart and Leach put together a 123 run partnership to drive their side forward before Allen-Turner (2-34) dismissed Swart at 129-3 and Leach at 162-5.
But the hosts pushed on and Abid Ul Wahab’s near half-century moved things on but his dismissal at 193-5, followed shortly after by Oscar Fountain’s left the game still in the balance with the hosts 195-6.
But the Kidmore lower end stood firm to the Windsor bowling and allowed Tom Sheldon (16no) to continue his knock from the middle order to get the hosts over the line for a three-wicket victory.
Windsor picked up 13 points in the loss and will be hoping to go one better when they take on Kew at Home Park on Saturday at 1pm.
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