Brickhill take victory in rain effected game

Banbury 2nds lost their third match of the season, in what proved to be a very disappoining defeat on Saturday. Having lost the toss on a wickets which was very green due to the heavy rain Friday, and unforceen events of earlier in the week, Banbury were inserted.

Andrew Sabin (20 off 88 balls) and Ed Phillips (41) batted with great caution against a moving ball early on, and found scoring very difficult. N Tweed was almost unplayable for the left handers, and his first 13 overs included 7 maidens and went for only 10 runs. At this point, Banbury had faced 26 overs and were 46 for 0.

The partnership was finally broken on 65, when Sabin was bowled leaving a ball that seamed back sharply. Phillips went soon after, getting trapped LBW for a 87 ball 41.

Ally Jarvis (10 off 34 balls) and Steve Beck then put on 35, before Jarvis was caught trying to increase the tempo. It was only when nathaniel Gregory joined Beck at the crease that runs began to flow, and some pressure was placed on the bowlers and fielders. The pair put on 63 in 8 overs before Beck was stumped for 54 off 47 balls.

The innings was bought to a premature end, with 3.2 overs remaining as rain arrived. Leaving Gregory stranded on 41 off 33 balls. This cost banbury 20 – 30 runs. Banbury finished on 175-5.

N Tweed bowled an exceptional spell of 23-9-60-3.

When Great brickhill innings finally started, they had a reduced 41 overs to chase the 176 required. 

The Brickhill innings was dominated by their captain Graham Carter who hit an impressive 90no off 101 balls. The second top score and only other person in double figures was 12 from Nich Cadman.

The major contributor to Banburys downfall was the 40 extras that were conceeded, and catches that were put down at crucial times. Carter was the big miss, when dropped on the boundry with Brickhill needing 30 off 6 overs, and they would of been 7 down.

Carter steared them home with 2 overs to go. Olly Murrey bowled well on his return, and was well backed up by Josh Megson and Ross Freeman.

Banbury 9 Great Brickhill 25.

Banbury 2 v Great Brickhill

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