WINDSOR have bounced back from a rare defeat to beat rivals North Maidenhead by 20 runs on Saturday and climb to seventh place in Thames Valley Division 2A.

The Home Park-based club made a blistering start to the season but a 65-point penalty for using overseas player Saranga Rajaguru on the wrong visa saw them closer to the bottom than top spot.

Rajaguru can no longer feature for Windsor however Adam Allen-Turner and his side were quick to put their problems behind them, thanks to the return of Ben Harris.

Harris had been playing football in New Zealand and, in his first game back for Windsor, claimed a seven-wicket haul (7-92) to help dismiss North Maidenhead for 151 in 43.4 overs. The other wickets fell to Michael Chambers (2-25) and Matthew Lazarczuk (1-20).

Madjid Ashraf top-scored for the visitors with 28 but he, Imran Butt (23) plus Saeed Bukhari and Usman Ilyas (both 22) all failed to capitalise on good starts.

Windsor had earlier won the toss and elected to bat first, taking advantage to make 171 all out in 51.2 overs. Opener Jamie Hawkes top-scored with his half-century, while Vishal Nair made 24 and Kristan Baumgartner added 18.

Sahaan John led the North Maidenhead bowling attack with his figures of 6-64, ably supported by Ilyas (2-41) and Kamran Hafeez (1-34).

Windsor welcome new league leaders Kew to Home Park this Saturday whilst North Maidenhead host sixth-placed Bagshot at Summerleaze (both 1pm starts).

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