Paine will be looking for a big show as he signs off

Tim Paine will play his last game for Banbury against High Wycombe at White Post Road
Tim Paine will play his last game for Banbury against High Wycombe at White Post Road

Tim Paine plays his final game for Banbury on Saturday and will be hoping he can help his side take another step towards the Home Counties Premier Cricket League title.

The leading run scorer in division one plays his final game before flying back to Tasmania and he will be looking to sign off with another impressive performance against High Wycombe.

Banbury still trail Henley by three points with Wycombe back in third place but only three points adrift. With just three games left, captain Luke Ryan admits Banbury have to win all three and hope Henley slip up against Wycombe on the final day.

He said: “There are three games to go and, realistically, we need to win all three of them. We’ve just got to focus on getting 60 points and see if that’s enough.”

And Ryan knows Paine could be pivotal in his side seeing off Wycombe, adding: “He’s been a great asset for us, he’s the leading run scorer in the league and doesn’t miss much behind the stumps.

“But I’m looking for all the players to perform against High Wycombe.”

Hugo Darby comes back into the 12-man squad for Saturday’s game at White Post Road where former Banbury batsman Nathan Hawkes will captain the visitors.