High Wycombe 5th XI Match Report

Tough conditions meant High Wycombe 5th XI narrowly miss out against Windsor 3rd XI.

High Wycombe batted first with a steady performance by Sulayman Warraich (19) to kick start their innings.

However, wickets started to fall rather quickly before the experienced Doug Porter came to the crease. Resetting the Wycombe foundation, he ran his way to 55 off 101 deliveries without the chance of a boundary.

When Doug lofted a ball over mid-on, he thought his worries of failing to hit the ball to the ropes were over, however, the red ball plugged and Porter was caught unaware, almost being run out for just a single run.

A key moment of the game came when Mike Ball hit a tremendous six over long-on, causing a Windsor player to jump the fence to retrieve the ball. Little did he know it was an electric fence, and we can imagine the rest.

High Wycombe finished their innings on 123-8 off 40 overs.

Sulayman Warraich must have taken a Man of the Match award for his bowling spell of 10-1-30-3.

“Sulay bowled magnificently for his 10-1-30-3. On another day he would have had more wickets as he consistently beat the bat and embarrassed the senior pros in the opposition side,” James Bibby commented.

However, even with a fantastic performance, it wasn’t quite enough as the Windsor 3rd XI chased down the Wycombe total just 4 wickets down inside 34 overs.

“A tough day at the office. We really weren’t helped by the conditions (and my decision at the toss). There were some really promising signs though as we had 5 league debuts and all of the colts can hold their head up high.”

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