WINDSOR captain Kristan Baumgartner believes his side will have to be at the top of their game to beat Hayes this Saturday.

The Home Park-based club reached the halfway point in the season in sixth position in Division 2A following a draw at home to Kidmore End last weekend.

Baumgartner admits that Windsor have been a little inconsistent so far this summer, while league leaders Hayles look ‘unstoppable’ at the moment.

He told the Observer: “Hayes have put in some strong performances and are the favourites to win the league with their consistency.

“Everyone else has put in some inconsistent performances so there will still be a lot of movement in the table. I would like to be higher up in the table but it’s still very tight.

“It will be a huge game against Hayes this Saturday. With the World Cup happening as well there might be some distracted guys, but hopefully we can concentrate and put in a good performance because they look unstoppable at the moment.”

On the draw with Kidmore End he added: “I’m really happy with how the guys played and it was a good positive performance.

"I lost the toss and we were up against it because both teams wanted to bat first, but the way we conducted ourselves in the field was a credit to how we bowled.

"Matthew was incredible because he bowled so tight. Jamie Hall built pressure at the other end and the two of them bowled really well in partnership. It was a joy to watch that.

"It was tough on a hot day but we conducted ourselves well in the field and bowled really well."

Baumgartner continued: "I thought we were in with a chance of winning with Adam Weston and Austin Ambrose at the crease.

"Kidmore took the old ball and bowled spin for the whole innings. We do struggle to play against spin in general as a team but Adam batted fantastically well. He applied himself and batted really well on a slow wicket.

"It was a very similar situation to the match against Maidenhead & Bray. We were chasing an under-par score then but no-one applied themselves and we lost.

"But, we were still in with a chance at the very end on Saturday so I'm very happy with how we played."

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