ADAM Allen-Turner insists that Windsor are the best team in Thames Valley Division 2A and has refused to rule out promotion this season.

Following their win over second-placed North Maidenhead last week, Windsor drew with league leaders Kew at Home Park on Saturday to leave them fifth in the table.

Windsor captain Allen-Turner told the Observer: “We are the best side in the league and proved that against North Maidenhead and Kew, the two teams that will be up there come the end of the season.

“It will be very difficult for us to win promotion now so we will just take each game as it comes. We will probably have to win every game now and, while that’s not impossible, if one team has a good day against you things can change very quickly.

“The return to the 50/50 format will be to our benefit because there can be no draws. It eliminates games like Saturday where we did enough for the win.”

Windsor were left frustrated on Saturday when, chasing a target of 202, Kew shut up shop to close on 178-9 for the draw.

Allen-Turner said: “Kew have certain bowlers that have a bit of pace and they bowled well.

“Everytime we thought we got going we lost a wicket and at one stage we were 120-8, so 202 was a pretty good result in the end.

“I had a 10th wicket partnership of 50-60 runs with Tom Hartridge so it gave us something to bowl at, but about 250 would have been a par score on the wicket.”

He added: “We started with spin and Matthew Lazarczuk (2-57) took early wickets but the game changed when we took the new ball. I took a wicket maiden in my first over and from that point we were on top.

“Kew decided to shut up shop quite early when the game was still there to be won. It was difficult to bowl them out and a shame really as it spoilt a good game.”

Windsor are away to Bagshot this Saturday (1pm).

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