Paine and Sabin put Banbury back on right track

Tim Paine scored 60 runs off 69 balls for Banbury at Burnham
Tim Paine scored 60 runs off 69 balls for Banbury at Burnham

Banbury bounced back to winning ways in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League with a seven wicket success at Burnham on Saturday.

Having lost their unbeaten start against Henley the previous week, Luke Ryan’s side were keen to get back on track and they did so with a comfortable victory in Saturday’s division one fixture.

Burnham elected to bat but were dismissed for 163 runs as Richard West took 3-15 and Ryan picked up 3-31. Mohammad Fazal 31 and Aftab Khan 41 were the only Burnham batsmen to get any joy out of the visitors’ attack.

In reply, Hugo Darby went early but fellow opener Tim Paine again proved the mainstay of the Banbury innings. Paine, who hit 60 off 69 balls, and Lloyd Sabin, who produced a couple of sixes in his 60, took the visitors passed the three-figure mark.

That left Richard West 25 and Will Briggs to see Banbury pass the target in the 37th over as the Burnham bowlers toiled without success.