Winslow Town welcomed Eaton Bray to Elmfields Gate on Saturday for their first league game of the season.
On a fresh and overcast day it was no surprise when the Bray skipper inserted the home side after winning the toss. Winslow openers Bishop and Hornby started slowly and cautiously in an effort to see off the new ball. Unfortunately both were dismissed in the first 10 overs and this started a rot that it seemed would never be stopped as Winslow slumped to 66-6. However, this brought the dangerous Graham Eccles and Ben Cook together who set about attempting to rebuild the innings in customary counter-attacking fashion. The success of this partnership was crucial in the context of the match as Eccles (26) and Cook (42) helped drag the score up to a total of 132 all out which at least gave the Winslow bowlers a score of some description to play with.
What followed was a sensational spell of old fashioned left arm over swing bowling as Mike Edworthy ripped through the Bray top order, turning the match on it’s head in the process. Finishing of figures of 5 for 15 from his 10 overs, Edworthy’s spell effectively ended the contest before Craig Lenton (3-25) came on to clean up the tail, leaving Eaton Bray all out for 92.
This meant that Winslow took the maximum 30 points from their opening fixture and leaves them carrying some serious momentum going into this weekends game away to St Andrews CC from Bedfordshire.