11:00AM, Saturday 09 June 2018
A half-century from new recruit David Carlton greased the wheels for Windsor’s six wicket win over OMT on Saturday.
Skipper Adam Allen-Turner said the Australian’s half-century, after the home side had restricted OMT to just 147 all out, made the run chase pretty easy.
Their score, he said, was about 50 runs short on the Windsor wicket and the home side had little difficulty knocking off the runs for the loss of four wickets, with Carlton top scoring with 57.
“Our top order batted really well,” said Allen-Turner. “David Carlton was playing his first full game for us.
“I hadn’t seen him play but he was pretty aggressive from the start, like all Australian cricketers seem to be. He reached his 50 pretty quickly and once he’d done that it was pretty easy to chase the score. If he comes in and plays like that for us he’s going to do well.
“I would say that our batting has been better than our bowling so far. When we’ve lost games it’s been because of our bowling and we’ve won games we might have lost because of our batting.”
Windsor, a side that have genuine promotion hopes this season, have made a topsy-turvy start to their campaign, winning two and losing two of their five matches.
But, although Allen-Turner sees Marlow as the ‘team to beat’ he admits no one is running away with things in TVL Division 2A.
“I would give us 6/10 for the first part of the season,” he added. “From what I’ve seen Marlow are the strongest side. They’re the team to beat, but there are no stand-out teams at the moment. Everyone has lost some games and it doesn’t look like anyone will run away with it.”
Windsor go to Chesham 2nds today (Saturday), where the weather could be the decisive factor.
“If it’s good it will be very difficult to bowl a team out on their wicket,” added the captain. “But we’ve usually done well when we’ve played there so we’ll see.”
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