WINDSOR captain Kristan Baumgartner believes it has been a fruitful season for his side batting-wise after an 83-run win at Old Merchant Taylors (OMT) on Saturday.

OMT won the toss and invited Windsor to bat first, the visitors declaring on 314-4 off 45 overs.

Opening batsman Baumgartner top-scored with a 101 runs for his third century of the season.

Vishal Nair carried his bat through for an unbeaten 75, Matthew Lazarczuk made 52 and James Hawkes 47.

Kavir Vedd was the best of the six OMT bowlers used with figures of 2-88 from eight overs, while the other wicket fell to Drij Vyas 1-54.

The home side were bowled out for 232 runs 0ff 39 overs in response with Armaan Mahmood top scoring with 51 and Aaron Amin making 46.

Mark Lines was the pick of the Windsor bowlers with figures of 5-57 from 15 overs - his third five-wicket-haul this season.

The other wickets fell to Thomas Hartridge (2-27) and Lazarczuk (2-74).

Baumgartner told the Observer: “It was a good game and pretty much perfect really.

“We were sent into bat but I was going to do that anyway because the conditions were perfect. It was a small ground and the wicket was good.

“It has been quite a fruitful season batting-wise. All the boys are scoring runs and we’re batting well. We’re third in the division for the most runs scored.

“We batted well as a group and Vishal and Matthew were awesome at the back end of the innings.

“I got the ton before drinks and knew with the batting still to come we could get a big total relatively quickly. I knew we would have enough overs to take all 10 wickets.

“We had a good opening partnership and the rest stayed in, so it was never in doubt we would score over 300 runs.”

He continued: “Mark is bowling so well this year. Whenever he is thrown the old ball I back him to take wickets and he’s so reliable in that sense.

“The pitch was so good and the ground was so small we were always going to go for runs, but to restrict them to was a credit to the bowling.”

The win means Windsor have moved up one place to fourth position in the league table ahead of a visit to Home Park from second-from-bottom Chesham 2s this Saturday.

Baumgartner said: “We’re not going to be complacent and have no doubts they will come to Windsor on a massive high.

“Chesham will certainly think they can beat us,so we will have to be on the top of our game in all departments."

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