Adams & Murrey in such a hurry

Banbury made short work of bottom club Potters Bar thanks to some devastating seam bowling from Ian Adams and Ollie Murrey at White Post Road on Saturday.

Having been put in, the visitors were soon in trouble against the Banbury seamers, losing their first four wickets for just 14 runs after nine overs.

Their plight worsened as they slipped to 42-7 after 20 overs as Murrey (4-28) and Adams (3-42) proved too much of a handful for the Hertfordshire side.

Young David Breeze, having been dropped on seven, then went on the offensive as the last three wickets provided the highest partnerships of the innings.

Breeze hit nine fours in his unbeaten 49, being left stranded when last man Paul McGee stupidly ran himself out.

With a possible 84 overs to reach their target of 127, Banbury were given a good start by an opening stand of 68 in 15 overs between Chris Smith and Paul Taylor.

Then Potters Bar veteran Jeff Hackett struck twice in his first three overs.

Banbury skipper Richard Kaufman, however, made sure there were no alarms, hitting an unbeaten 29 off 20 balls.

Taylor made his third successive score of over 50, finishing unbeaten on 63 from 75 balls with one six and nine fours, as Banbury eased home to keep the pressure on the teams just above them.


M Palmer lbw Murrey…0

O Coughlan c Haupt b Adams…5

P Brown c Smith b Adams…7

D Dass b Murrey…11

L Cooper c Beck b Murrey…0

J Norman c Harding b Adams…10

D Breeze not out…49

T Coughlan c Taylor b Adams…1

M Taylor c Tew b Launder…13

J Hackett b Taylor…9

P McGee run out…1


Total (all out, 35.5ovs)…126

Fall: 1-4, 2-6, 3-14, 4-14, 5-24, 6-38, 7-42, 8-87, 9-111.

Bowling: Murrey 13-5-28-4, Adams 11-1-42-3, Launder 6.5-1-34-1, Taylor 5-1-15-1.


C Smith c Coughlan b Hackett…28

P Taylor not out…63

C Haupt c Brown b Hackett…1

R Kaufman not out…29


Total (2 wkts, 24.2ovs)…127

Fall: 1-68, 2-80.

Bowling: Cooper 6-0-39-0, Coughlan 8-2-32-0, McGee 5-0-30-0, Hackett 4-1-16-2, Taylor 1.2-0-10-0.

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