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Sad end to Scott Baldwin's spell as Hartley Wintney captain
HARTLEY Wintney won their final game of the season at Fawley, but it was not enough.
Andover and Hambledon also enjoyed victories, so Hartley were relegated from Southern League Division One.
It was not the way captain Scott Baldwin was looking to end his two years in charge, but the side were only one win away from avoiding the drop.
Baldwin said: “It is disappointing to go down, but I still believe we have given 110 per cent every time we have taken to the field this season.
“In the end the few games where we just lost out have ended up costing us.
“I think we are young side and there is still a lot to come from lots of players.
“I think the side was good enough to stay up, but the stats don’t lie.”
Baldwin will not be captain next season as he will return home to New Zealand for five weeks next summer to attend his sister’s wedding.
The Kiwi all-rounder ended the campaign as the side’s leading batsman with 603 runs to his name, putting him fourth in the division’s batting standings.
Lee Weiss (513) was the next best, followed by Roy Cockram (412) and Jonny Rowland (300).
Cockram was the club’s leading wicket taker with 24 victims to finish eighth overall.
Baldwin took one wicket less and Chris Jolley was not far behind on 21.
Teale brothers Mark (19) and Jamie (17) also made the top 40.
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