Bullick and Ryan Rout Royal

For the second week running Ant Bullick and Luke Ryan shared 9 wickets between them as Banbury saw off bottom club Farnham Royal. Damian Shriazi and Craig Haupt saw Banbury Home with an unbroken stand of 127.

After Banbury won the toss it was Ed Smith that struck first, trapping left hander Simpson LBW in his first over. Both Smith and Bullick were finding swing despite the hot conditions and Farnham were soon 30-3 and Smith had seen a chance go down in the slips.

Farnham did start to rebuild however, stunted only by Ryan’s first wicket of the game, Warren Miller caught at short mid wicket, and the hosts were 100-4 when Bullick returned for a short burst before lunch. In three excellent overs a slower ball and two yorkers saw Royal 7 down at lunch and the game changed.

Ryan finished the job after lunch with some controlled bowling and Farnham’s 161 was way below par on a very flat wicket.

Chris Smith’s mix up run out was the only alarm Banbury encountered as Farnham’s array of spinners whirled away and although Banbury faced 53 overs there was still over an hour and a half of play left when Shriazi (73) and Haupt (62) saw Banbury to the top of the table.

Thanks to Oxford’s win over Henley Banbury remain top at least until we entertain Henley at Whitepost Road this coming Saturday.

Scorecard courtesy of Nobby Clarke

Innings of Farnham  Royal

W.Miller                       ct.D.Shirazi                   L.Ryan             39

D.Simpson                    L.B.W.                         E.Smith             0

P.Davis                          ct.I.Hawtin                   A.Bullick          6

J.Khan      *                  L.B.W.                         A.Bullick          4

S.Naseri                       not out                                                 53

M.Ali                            bowled                          A.Bullick          29

R.Sanford  +                 L.B.W.                         A.Bullick          0

S.Hussain                     bowled                          A.Bullick          4

I.Bucknell                     L.B.W.                         L.Ryan             0

A.Wadood                    c & b                            L.Ryan             18

N.Zaigham                    L.B.W.                         L.Ryan             0

                        Extras:              b-5, nb-1, w-2.                           8        

                        TOTAL               45  overs         10   wickets    161

f.o.w.    1-1, 2-14, 3-30, 4-60, 5-109, 6-109, 7-115, 8-122, 9-161.

Bowling of Banbury

A.Bullick  16-4-50-5,  E.Smith  7-0-29-1,  C.Haupt  5-0-19-0,

 J.Phillips  2-0-18-0,  L.Ryan  15-5-40-4.


Innings of Banbury

C.Smith                        run out                                                  17

D.Shirazi                       not out                                                  73

C.Haupt                        not  out                                                 62

S.Hole                          dnb                                                      

I.Tew                           dnb                                                      

S.Ali                             dnb                                                      

A.Bullick                      dnb

L.Ryan                         dnb

I.Hawtin * +                 dnb

E.Smith                         dnb

J.Phillips                       dnb

                        Extras:              b-7, lb-1, nb-4, w-1.                   13

                        TOTAL             53.2  overs      1  wicket           165

f.o.w.    1-38.                                        

Bowling of Farnham  Royal

J.Khan 7-3-15-0, A.Wadood 14-1-45-0, M.Ali 5-2-15-0, N.Zaigham 14-3-36-0,       S.Naseri  9-1-18-0, S.Hussain  3-0-22-0, W.Miller 1-0-2-0, P.Davis 0.2-0-4-0


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