The Banbury (youngsters with Meggers) side has had a mixed start to the campaign.
Started off with a comprehensive victory against Westbury, scoring 115 and restricting the opposition to 85.
Second game against Banbury A, scoring 81 runs proving to be not quite enough against an experienced Banbury A batting line up, reaching the total with 8 balls to spare.
Banbury 20 were the next opponents, again batting first reaching 74 just 1 point short of a bonus point with Neil Megson and Andy Harris chalking up runs. This total proved to be about 15 runs light as Banbury 20 reached the total with the loss of 3 wickets taken by Ed Smith and Ashley Blanchard.
A crucial game against Cropredy again failed to swing in Banbury’s favour. Batting first reached a total of 84 with Paul Taylor and John Best making 23 each opening the innings. After very quick and controlled opening spells from Taylor and Ashley Blanchard left Cropredy needing 70 off 6 overs, with 2 wickets down (taken by Blanchard including a broken set of stumps). The Cropredy batsmen nudged and deflected the ball around showing experience that the Banbury team are lacking to accumulate runs. Reaching the total with 4 balls remaining. A notable performance from John Best as stand in Keeper kept the game in the balance against a brisk Banbury attack.
Victories are sorely needed to avoid relegation in the upcoming games against Preston Capes, Sandford and Great Tew.