Ace Kaufman leads Banbury to record

Banbury skipper Richard Kaufman scored a century to lead his side to a record-breaking score in the drawn Division 1 game against Henley at White Post Road on Saturday.

Kaufman surprised Henley by batting through the full 66 overs for a massive total of 341-6, the highest Division 1 score since the league was formed in 2000.

Henley, the defending champions, went for the runs, but finished up on 291-7 in perfect batting conditions.

After Marc Rorich with the score on nought, a second-wicket stand of 149 between Chris Smith and Craig Haupt laid the platform for Banbury’s high score.

Kaufman then made hay, reaching his a century off just 103 balls.

Zimbabwe’s Test leg-spinner Brian Murphy was Henley’s leading wicket-taker but proved expensive,with 3-115 off 21 overs.

Henley adopted a positive attitude and, thanks to Chris Ellison’s rapid century off 109 balls and good support from Bjiorn Mordt, were at one stage on course to go really close.

But the cheap loss of potential match-winner David Taylor ended their hopes, despite a fluent half-century from newcomer Tauseek Qadri.

Of the Banbury bowlers, Jimmy Phillips was the most successful, but like Murphy before him, he conceded a century of runs on a dream day for batsmen.


C Smith b Murphy…59

M Rorich b Taylor…0

C Haupt b Murphy…76

R Kaufman not out…103

P Taylor c France b Murphy…2

J Wolstenholme c Murphy b Ellison…23

D Harding b Ellison…17

O Murrey not out…22


Total (6 wkts, 66 ovs)…341

Fall: 1-0, 2-149, 3-181, 4-195, 5-271, 6-299.

Bowling: Sana 14-4-40-0, Taylor 12-1-68-1, White 8-0-42-0, Murphy 21-0-116-3, Qadri 2-0-22-0, Ellison 9-0-40-2.


C Ellison b Phillips…104

J France b Taylor…0

B Mordt c Harding b Murrey…76

B Murphy c Haupt b Phillips…22

D Taylor c Harding b Phillips…5

T Qadri not out…62

M Richards c & b Phillips…7

D Allaway lbw Ryan…2

D White not out…7


Total (7 wkts, 54 ovs)…291

Fall: 1-4, 2-153, 3-190, 4-210, 5-227, 6-241, 7-248.

Bowling: Launder 9-0-43-0, Taylor 11-0-66-1, Ryan 5-1-17-1, Wolstenholme 4-0-29-0, Phillips 19-1-102-4, Murrey 6-0-29-1.

Banbury 14, Henley 9

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