Banbury and Tew bow out of the cup at early stage

Lloyd Brock hit 86 runs for Great & Little Tew in cup exit
Lloyd Brock hit 86 runs for Great & Little Tew in cup exit

Banbury and Great & Little Tew both went out of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League Twenty20 Cup on Monday.

The White Post Road outfit lost by 114 runs in Monday’s second round tie at Buckingham Town.

Lloyd Sabin elected to field but Buckingham openers Ashley Pearson and Robert Large coped well with the Banbury attack as the pair reached 186 before the first wicket fell. Pearson hit nine fours in his 65 runs while century maker Large hit 11 sixes and 12 fours in his 143.

Former Banbury batsman Jonny Cater 18 helped Buckingham to 251-3 in their allotted 20 overs.

In reply, Banbury were soon in trouble as they were reduced to 16-2 with openers Hugo Darby and Craig Haupt failing to trouble the scorers. Sabin 30 and Will Hawtin 28 steadied the ship as Banbury reached 66-3.

But, after Hawtin and James Coles 17 had taken the score past the three-figure mark, wickets began to fall with only Ollie Wright 11no making double figures as Banbury could only reach 137-8 in their 20 overs.

Great & Little Tew lost by 59 runs at High Wycombe.

Skipper Andy Harris elected to field but the Wycombe top order all made good knocks as they made a solid start.

Gavin Baker 38, Garth Davson 26, James Benning 40, Nathan Hawkes 34, George Russell 49no and David Cranfield-Thompson 36no gave the visitors’ attack little joy as they helped Wycombe to 236-4 in their allotted 20 overs.

In reply, Tew found runs hard to come by as they were restricted to 32-3 before Robbie Catling and Lloyd Brock took them on to 145-4. Brock, who hit ten fours and five sixes in his 86 runs, and Ashley Hubbert 32 top scored as the visitors reached 177-9 in reply.