WINDSOR have continued with their impressive start to the season after a 120-run victory away at Chesham 2s on Saturday.

The Home Park-based club set the pace in Thames Valley Division 2A with five wins from their opening six matches, and their latest success has got captain Adam Allen-Turner believing they could be title contenders.

“We’re a pretty confident bunch of lads so if we can continue to play well then there’s no reason why we can’t be challenging,” he told the Observer.

Windsor won the toss and took advantage to declare on 274-7 after 46 overs with Adam Weston (81), Kris Baumgartner (76) and Mohit Kulkarni (38) the top run scorers. Chris Royals led the Chesham bowling attack with his figures of 3-86.

In response, the home side were bowled out for 154 after 37.4 overs. New overseas star Saranga Rajaguru claimed his first five-wicket haul (5-45) for Windsor, while Jamie Hall took 3-29.

Allen-Turner said: “It was a good day on a good pitch and we batted brilliantly. Kris got us off to a brilliant start, he and Saranga were going at 10 runs an over in their partnership, then Adam came into the middle order and batted really well to keep the momentum going.

“Mohit got 38 in his first game in the first team, so there were three big partnerships in the innings.

“The gameplan was to get 250-270 in 45 overs to give us enough time to bowl them out. It was about getting runs quickly to give us enough time and overs to bowl them out, and that’s exactly what we did.

“Saranga got five wickets, his first five-wicket-haul, and everyone bowled really well.”

He added: “It was a pretty comfortable win and we’re playing really well at the moment.”

Windsor currently hold a two-point lead at the top of the table and host second-placed Kidmore End at Home Park this Saturday.

In Division 3B, Windsor 2s remain bottom following their 82-run home defeat at the hands of Ruislip on Saturday.

Batting first, Ruislip declared on 234-8 after 50 overs with Afzal Rashid (57) and Mukhtar Kakar (45) the top scorers. Kai Ziemkendorf (2-37) and Dean Bean (2-65) led the bowling attack.

In response, Windsor were bowled out for 152 with Jeevan Singh making 50.

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