Following overnight rain and showers forecast for the day, Hanborough won the toss and for the second week running Banbury were asked to bat.
Eddie Phillips and Lloyd Sabin opened and scored briskly as the Hanborough opening bowlers struggled to get their line into the strong and cold winds. The opening partnership was broken for 58 when Lloys Sabin was caught for 13. Conditions were difficult for both bat and ball and wickets fell steadily throughout. The main contributors were Eddie Phillips 52, Mark Rorich 26, Steve Beck 31 and Richard Brooks 27. Setting Hanbourough 219 to win.
Hanborough started with a flurry, as the wind also proved difficult for the Banbury bowlers. The first wicket fell with the score on 40 in just the 7th over, courtesy of a juggled slip catch from Lloyd Sabin (the other slips were happy it did not go to them!!! Rorich had waved the two previous chance by)
Olly Murrey was introduced into the attach, and after 3 overs, 2 maidens 1 for 5. Decided it was to much like hard work into the wind, and requested a rest!
It was left to the old man of the side to battle into the wind, and he used it to great effect. The strong wind added to the natural dip and drift that Hilly gets and made him almost unplayable. He was heard in the changing room after the game comparing one wicket to that of Shane Warne bowling Mike Gatting.
From his 9 overs he ended with figures of 4 – 17.
Richard Brooks had the advantage of bowling with the wind, and took 4 – 34.
Hanborough were bowled out for 106 in 33 overs.