WINDSOR skipper Adam Allen-Turner has slammed the ‘farcical’ umpiring during the one-wicket defeat against Hayes on Saturday.

Allen-Turner explained the two scorers had Windsor down as the match winners but one umpire changed his mind on a call late on in the game at Home Park.

He has written a letter into the Thames Valley League and told the Observer: “I am not sure how much I’m allowed to say before I get into trouble but it was a bit of a farce in the end.

“That’s not because we lost the game, even the Hayes players said the umpiring was really bad.”

Windsor were bowled out for 214 after 35 overs with Kristan Baumgartner making 67 from 44 balls.

Thomas Hartridge took 3-32 in defence of the total but Windsor lacked a fifth bowler and the away side reached 215-9 for the victory.

Allen-Turner said: “The pitch was a bit spicy because of all the rain on it and we lost the toss so had to bat first, but we actually did really well.

“We were aggressive and positive and I could not ask for much more. 214 was a good score.

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PHOTO: Thomas Hartridge recorded 3-32 for Windsor but it was not enough to avoid defeat against Hayes.

“Bowling wise, we did well but missed our fifth bowler who was injured. I had to use a couple of part-time bowlers and they got smashed a bit, so we ended up struggling in the end.

“Credit to Hayes, they had a 100 partnership . We were all over them with early wickets but those two played well.

Sometimes the other team has a good day and you just have to accept that.”

Windsor welcome bottom side Harefield 2s to Home Park this Saturday where new overseas star, Saranga Rajaguru, is expected to make his debut.

Allen-Turner said: "We played against Saranga at Falkland last season. He is a leg spinner who can bat in the middle order, and played at under-19 level for Sri Lanka.

"We need a spinner because we've got good seam bowlers and he will finish off the attack nicely."

He added: "We played Harefield a couple of years ago when we got promoted, and played well. It's a nice ground and we're looking forward to going there.

"We will have a strong side out and I expect us to do well."

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