06:00PM, Friday 19 July 2019
Windsor may have fallen to their third defeat on the bounce but they put up a fight in their four-wicket defeat to title-chasing Eversley on Saturday, with captain Kris Baumgartner saying he was ‘proud’ of the side's performance.
The relegation-threatened side put on a brave display in the face of the league leaders, with Thomas Edwards smashing 81 to help Windsor, while Jamie Hall (3-74) impressed with the ball in the four-wicket defeat.
“I felt like they were always going to come hard at us,” Baumgartner said.
“Obviously they are up there trying to win the league so they probably thought they could come to us and we’d roll over but I thought we put up a really good fight.
“I’m really proud of the way the boys stood up and fought, it was a really good performance.”
Edwards made the most of his time at the crease as he smashed 15 fours in on his way to his 81 and he was supported by the likes of Mark Lines (36) and Tim Hale (28) in a solid display at the crease for the home side as they finished on 215-9.
The hosts made life difficult for the table-toppers as Hall picked up the wickets of both Jack Ford (27) and James Magowan (13) but Alex Davidson haul of 78 helped accelerate things for the visitors and get the over the line for the win.
“The goal for us was to get past the 200 mark and get the batting points,” added Baumgartner.
“Eversley are a really strong side and have been batting really well this season so we knew we needed to get early wickets – which we did.
The result leaves Windsor just 10 points above the relegation zone and face a pivotal match against Maidenhead & Bray this weekend and Baumgartner is confident his side has what it takes.
“I think we always go into each game with a positive attitude,” said Baumgartner
“We are not a defensive side at all and we never look to draw matches. We always go out there to win. Obviously, the table doesn’t look good and we would want to be a lot higher up and more secure- but it is what is it and we just have to look ahead to Maidenhead & Bray this weekend.
“We are confident but we are not complacent. It’s not an easy fixture.”
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