Sabin guides Banbury home to welcome victory

High Wycombe batsman Cameron Parsons misses his shot as Banbury wicket keeper Will Hawtin prepares to gather the ball
High Wycombe batsman Cameron Parsons misses his shot as Banbury wicket keeper Will Hawtin prepares to gather the ball
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Lloyd Sabin led Banbury to a three wicket victory over High Wycombe in Saturday’s Home Counties Premier Cricket League fixture.

The Banbury captain hit an unbeaten 76 runs as Banbury saw off Wycombe in the division one fixture at White Post Road where Charlie Hill took five wickets.

Having inserted the visitors, Banbury took wickets from the off and they continued to fall at regular intervals.

Wycombe were reduced to 55-5 before Cameron Parsons 41 and George Russell 26 took them on to 102-6 but wickets continued to fall and the visitors were dismissed for 156 runs in the 64th over. Hill took an impressive 5-20 as well while Aizaz Cheema took 2-35 and Olly Wright picked up 2-37.

In reply, Banbury soon lost Jack Wilkins but fellow opener Craig Haupt and Sabin took the hosts on to 52-2 when the left-hander was dismissed for 32 runs off 42 balls which included five fours.

Sabin remained at the crease and took Banbury on to 116-4 with Ed Phillips before he was run out. Banbury lost another couple of quick wickets but Sabin and Brad Taylor saw the hosts home in the 50th over.

Sabin’s unbeaten 76 came off 133 balls and included nine fours as Banbury recorded their first victory since the second week of the campaign.