Banbury will need leaders to slip up in the title race

Banbury bowler Brad Taylor sends down a delivery to High Wycombe batsman Garth Davson at White Post Road
Banbury bowler Brad Taylor sends down a delivery to High Wycombe batsman Garth Davson at White Post Road

It now looks increasingly likely that Banbury will have to rely on Finchampstead slipping up if they are to stay in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League title race.

Banbury remain in third place despite last weekend’s defeat by champions High Wycombe but are now 25 points behind the division one leaders.

We’ll just keep taking it one game at a time, as we have done all season, and see where it takes us

Captain Lloyd Sabin

Henley stay second with Banbury only two points ahead of fourth-placed Wycombe.

Finchampstead visit Great & Little Tew this weekend and Banbury will be hoping Andy Harris’s side can do them a favour.

The following Saturday Finchampstead entertain Henley while Banbury take on Great & Little Tew and captain Lloyd Sabin will be aiming for his side to stay in contention for what could prove to be a defining weekend.

Sabin said: “We’ll just keeping taking it one game at a time, as we have done all year, and see where it takes us.

“We’ve got one game left in the timed format and then we go back to 50-50 for the last four games and we seem to do well in that format.”

Ashley Blanchard, who missed the last two games, comes back into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Tring Park but Ed Phillips and Brad Taylor are unavailable.