WINDSOR captain Kristan Baumgartner has hailed his bowlers as awesome after their ‘perfect’ performance in the 65-run against Marlow on Saturday.

Having lost the toss and invited to bat first at Home Park, Windsor set a below-par target of 175 runs all out off 46 overs.

Opener Sam Jordan top-scored with 36 runs with Ollie Jordan making 34 and Mark Lines 32.

Baumgartner thought the total was 50-60 runs but Marlow were bowled out for just 110 runs off 41.2 overs in response.

Lines was the chief destroyer with figures of 6-50 from 20.2 overs, his second five-wicket-haul this season, while Jamie Hall claimed 4-19.

Baumgartner told the Observer: “The boys put in a really good shift, particularly in the second innings where they did everything perfectly, so it was a very good win.

“Marlow had a gameplan to put us into bat and, if we tried to play for the draw, they would still have the opportunity to win the game batting second.

“We didn’t score enough runs but all our bowlers were awesome.

“Thomas Hartridge (0-29 from nine overs) is like a metronome he’s so reliable and doesn’t give anything away.

“Mark and Jamie were then brilliant to take 10 wickets between them.

“I’ve told the team how to take wickets by keeping things tight and applying pressure. We never seem to execute it but showed what we’re capable of on Saturday.”

The win means Windsor have moved up two places to fifth position in Division 2A ahead of a trip to bottom side Old Merchant Taylors (OMT) this Saturday (1pm start).

Baumgartner said: “We had a massive jump up the league table as other results went our way. We were able to jump ahead of Kidmore End and head into the match at OMT in a good position.

“We need to keep on winning games and build a good platform for next season. If we can finish the year strong we will have a confident mindset going into next season.

“However, league leaders Hayes lost to Chesham last weekend so we can’t be complacent as anyone can beat any side in this division.”

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