Sabin satisfied with Banbury’s start to the season

Banbury batsman Kurtis Patterson on his way to 84 runs against Finchampstead at White Post Road
Banbury batsman Kurtis Patterson on his way to 84 runs against Finchampstead at White Post Road

Captain Lloyd Sabin was pleased with the way his Banbury side held on to make it back-to-back wins in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League.

Banbury beat Finchampstead by 24 runs in Saturday’s division one fixture at White Post Road where new signing Kurtis Patterson hit 84 runs and Sabin produced 70 runs.

When sides have come back at us, the bowlers and fielders have stuck together as a unit

Banbury captain Lloyd Sabin

Sabin said: “Besides getting two wins, the thing has pleased me so far has been the way we’ve come back strongly when we’ve been bowling to make sure we stop the opposition from getting back into it. When sides have come back at us, the bowlers and fielders have stuck together as a unit.”

Looking back on Saturday’s game, Sabin added: “When Kurtis [Patterson] and I were out there I thought we could get 270-280 but when he was out we lost some momentum. Richard West helped us get back on track and even after three run-outs in one over I thought we could still get around 250 which we did.

“That was a good score on that wicket and our bowlers got us off to a good start in their reply until Dan Lincoln started to smash the ball about. If he had stayed in for another five overs we could have been in trouble.”