Ryan knows the gap must not widen in the title race

Banbury captain Luke Ryan knows his side must not fall further behind Henley
Banbury captain Luke Ryan knows his side must not fall further behind Henley

Banbury travel to High Wycombe for Saturday’s Home Counties Premier Cricket League fixture with captain Luke Ryan admitting his side must not lose more ground on Henley.

The division one champions have won all six games so far and are 33 points ahead of fourth-placed Banbury who saw their derby at White Post Road with basement boys Oxford washed-out last weekend.

There is still a long ay to go but we can’t afford to fall any further behind Henley

Banbury captain Luke Ryan

Wycombe’s game at Horspath was also cancelled so Banbury still trail the Buckinghamshire outfit and third-placed Slough by three points.

Ryan said: “It wouldn’t have been as bad had all the games been washed out, so we feel a bit aggrieved. It was frustrating to see Henley’s result come in and not be able to do anything.

“There is still a long way to go but we can’t afford to fall any further behind Henley. This is another big game for us against a team that will also be challenging for the title.

“This middle period is key to the title race, you can play well and still not get the right result. But there is less pressure on the batsmen to score early and they have more time to play themselves in.”

Ollie Wright is unavailable for the trip to High Wycombe so Ed Phillips comes into the squad.