Banbury’s run will be put on line at rivals

Banbury captain Lloyd Sabin is looking forward to Saturday's derby
Banbury captain Lloyd Sabin is looking forward to Saturday's derby
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Banbury go into Saturday’s Home Counties Premier Cricket League derby looking to extend their winning sequence.

The joint division one leaders travel to Ledwell Road to take on newly-promoted Great & Little Tew who will still be smarting from their crushing defeat last weekend.

We will have to play at 100 per cent to get a result from the game

Captain Lloyd Sabin

While Banbury were getting past Tring Park off the final ball of their innings at White Post Road, the West Oxfordshire outfit were already on their way back home following a setback at Finchampstead.

Captain Andy Harris will be looking for a positive response in Saturday’s fixture against the leaders and Banbury captain Lloyd Sabin will be wary of that.

Sabin said: “Great & Little Tew are a very good side and we won’t be taking any notice of their result last week. We will have to play at 100 per cent to get a result from the game and Tew will be really up for it.”

And Sabin says it is a credit to both clubs that the vast majority of players on view will have all come through their respective youth set-ups.

He added: “It will be a game between two very young sides and that it is a credit to both clubs and their youth structures.”

Luke Ryan, who was replaced by Ashley Blanchard against Tring Park, will be back for the trip to Ledwell Road where Hugo Darby will also return but Richard West is unavailable.

Henley are now level with Banbury while Tew slipped down to fifth.