Windsore enjoy a winning start to new season

PUBLISHED: 09:11 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:11 12 June 2015

The Windsor Castle made a winning start to the new Weston Midweek League season.

THE Windsor Castle enjoyed a winning start to the Weston Midweek League Division 1 season with a 20-run victory over East Huntspill.

Disney with 36 and debutant Mawford with 31 helped the Castle 114-6, with Andrew Chedzey taking 2-22. Chedzey then scored 23, as did Ian Cooke, in Huntspill’s reply of 94, with Ash Allan taking 3-32.

The Strollers achieved the unusual distinction of having two centurions in the same innings as they posted 232-2 against the Bar Stewards. Simon Green made 102 not out and John Davidson exactly 100 not out, with Dave Fairhurst claiming the two wickets to fall at a cost of 46.

In reply, Neil Chadwick top scored with 44, but with James Holt taking 3-17 and Nick Osborne 2-20, the match ended with an emphatic win for the Strollers.

Against Lympsham Airways, M Fox (44) and George Chapman (42) scored the bulk of the runs in Athletico’s total of 104 all out, Jack Luff with 3-12 and Adam Micklewhite 3-15 were the leading wicket-takers. Gary Hutton made 24 and Dave Luff 32 not out as the Airways sealed victory.

In Division 2, the Parpagon Carriers started their season with two victories, the first being a 48-run defeat of the Presidents.

Batting first, the Carriers scored 178-4 with Ashley Joyner making 78. A Platt anchored the reply with 47, but Ian Joyner snapped up four wickets at a cost of 33 as the Presidents were all out 130.

The second win came with a nine-wicket victory over the Cleeve Ducks. Batting first, the Ducks hit a respectable total of 148-8, with Andrew Marshall making 43.

The reply was led by Geraint Reynolds, who followed up his bowling figures of 5-27 with an undefeated 79, with Maxwell Joyner contributing 55 not out.

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