Sabin and West put Banbury back on track

Banbury's Luke Ryan took four more wickets at Tring Park
Banbury's Luke Ryan took four more wickets at Tring Park

Banbury got back to winning ways in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League.

Richard West and Lloyd Sabin led the way as Banbury beat Tring Park by 23 runs in Saturday’s division one fixture.

Sabin elected to bat but Banbury were soon in trouble at the top of the order for the second week running. Hugo Darby and Craig Haupt again departed with just six runs on the board.

That became 12-3 when Ollie Clarke went to leave the visitors struggling before Sabin and West came together. The pair put on 112 runs for fifth wicket to put Banbury back on track.

When Sabin departed for 70, having hit ten fours and a six, West remained at the crease to take Banbury on to 202-9 before he went, having made 93 runs which included 11 fours and a six.

Banbury were finally dismissed for 218 runs in the 64th over with Doug Pratt taking 5-85.

In reply, Tring Park reached 95-3 with opener Benjamin Abbott 60 giving them a solid start. At 184-6, with Michael Payne 27, Shelvin Gumbs 24 and Curran Gaur 53 leading the charge, the hosts were right in contention but a late flurry of wickets changed the outcome.

Luke Ryan was again the chief wicket taker as he took care of the lower order to skittle the hosts out in the 51st over, taking 4-72, while West picked up 2-25 and Ashley Blanchard took 2-31.