WINDSOR captain Kristan Baumgartner believes his side are building a foundation for the new season after a third consecutive win on Saturday.

Kai Ziemkendorf (55*) and Thomas Hartridge (4-26) helped Windsor to a 41-run victory against Chesham 2s at Home Park, which keeps them in fourth position in the Division 2A table.

Baumgartner told the Observer: “Both teams went into the match on a role so it was nice to come out on top and it was another good, deserved win.

“It’s a nice way to finish the season and good to know that we’re building a platform for next season.”

He continued: “We made a poor start to our innings and Chesham were on top at that point.

“It wasn’t until Mark Lines (41) and Kai came together at the crease that things began to turn in our favour.

“That’s the reason we won the game because we knew 225 runs would be a competitive total on that pitch. They’re the season we got enough runs to win the game.”

On star performer Ziemkendorf, 15, the captain said: “I always love having Kai in the team and he loves his cricket.

“He’s more in the side for his bowling as that’s how he sees himself as a cricketer, but he showed maturity in his innings. He batted well above his age and it was a pleasure to watch.

“Kai has a massive future in our first team and I have no doubts that he will win games for Windsor in the future.”

Baumgartner continued: “Had Chesham battled a little longer it would have been a closer finish because they were certainly keeping up with the required run rate.

“Thomas got the wickets he deserved this week. He bowled so well with Mark (3-30), and the pair took wickets at regular intervals, so it was another perfect bowling performance.”

Windsor make the short journey to Maidenhead & Bray this Saturday (12.30pm) and looking to perform better than the defeat suffered in the reverse fixture.

Baumgartner said: “We lost the reverse fixture when we probably should not have done.

“If we can apply ourselves better on a batting wicket then we should be in a strong position.”

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