ADAM Allen-Turner has praised his makeshift Windsor team for securing a draw away at Maidenhead & Bray in Thames Valley Division 2A on Saturday.

Windsor suffered with injuries and unavailability for the visit to the Bray Ground so had to call on players not regular to first team cricket, including Jeevan Singh who batted his way to a half-century.

Allen-Turner won the toss and put the home team into bat, Windsor bowling them out for 193 after 47 overs. Singh (2-26) and Allen-Turner (2-70) led the attack with other wickets falling to Kieran Lall (1-18) and James Jordan (1-46).

Opener George Parsons was the leading run scorer for Maidenhead & Bray with his 66, while Simon Ball added 37 and Kieran Grey 20.

In response, Windsor slumped to 11-6 before Singh (51), Adam Weston (29) and Jordan (24) rescued a share of the spoils, the visitors closing on 116-9 in 43 overs.

Maidenhead & Bray skipper Louis Blackwell led from the front with his five-wicket haul (5-28), and was backed up by Sachin Moudgil (2-34), Alkesh Vaja (1-12) and Ashley Becker (1-19).

Windsor captain Allen-Turner told the Observer: “It was a mixed bag because we had too many big players missing. We scrambled a side together and did okay in the end.

“We had a few injuries and unavailability and could not get a third team out, but the players that came in did alright.

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PHOTO: Maidenhead & Bray captain Louis Blackwell claimed a five-wicket haul (5-28) against Windsor.

“We managed to bowl them out for 193 and bowled okay but struggled with the bat. We bowled pretty well and 193 was about a par score.

“We were 11 [runs] for five our six at one point so did well to get to where we did.

“It was the first time Jeevan has played for three weeks and his first match in the first team. He’s a young lad from the Windsor Boys School and done well.”

The draw means Windsor drop one place to seventh position in the league table but, with four matches still to play this season, Allen-Turner is not concerned about relegation.

He said: “We will be alright. To be honest, I don’t think we will get relegated and I’m not worried at all. In these last four games we’re playing for personal pride really, so we will see what happens.”

Windsor welcome Chesham 2s to Home Park this Saturday.

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