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Haupt and Hawkes keep Banbury on track

Nathan Hawkes hit 44 runs and took three wickets at Potters Bar

Nathan Hawkes hit 44 runs and took three wickets at Potters Bar

CRAIG Haupt and Nathan Hawkes starred with the bat as Banbury kept alive their outside chance of landing the Home Counties Premier League title.

Ian Hawtin’s side made it three wins on the bounce to keep the pressure on division one leaders High Wycombe following a 19 run success at Potters Bar.

Banbury declared on 203-2 with Haupt hitting an unbeaten 93 runs, which included nine fours and four sixes, while Hawkes added an unbeaten 44 runs which included five sixes.

In reply, openers James Kettleborough 30 and Antony Keely 34 gave the hosts a solid start and George Scott added a useful 63 runs to keep his side in contention. But Luke Ryan then took centre stage, picking up five wickets as Banbury dismissed Potters Bar for 184 runs in the 35th over. Ryan finished with 5-49 while Hawkes picked up 3-39 and Jimmy Phillips claimed 2-50.

 

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