Taylor claims his first hat-trick

Former England seamer Paul Taylor recorded the first hat-trick of his long and distinguished career in Banbury’s exciting three-wicket victory against Reading in Division 1.

Taylor polished off the last three Reading wickets in three balls to finish with figures of 6-54 as Reading slipped to 224 all out.

At 106-4 in reply, Banbury looked unlikely winners, especially after losing four overs to the rain.

But then skipper Richard Kaufman was joined by his former Nothants 2nd colleague John Wolstenholme in a match-winning stand of 96.

Kaufman fell for 78 and Wolstenholme went for 47, but Banbury clinched victory with five balls to spare.


J Perkins c Harding b Wolstenholme…32

S Shaw c Haupt b P Taylor…18

D Barnes st Harding b Ryan…31

P Fray lbw P Taylor…21

D Barr c Harding b P Taylor…6

J Neilson c Harding b Launder…44

C Aeri b Launder…29

R Kirk c Harding b P Taylor…32

L Beavan not out…3

D Hartley b P Taylor…0

M O’Sullivan b P Taylor…0


Total (all out)…224

Fall: 1-52, 2-52, 3-76, 4-85, 5-155, 6-167, 7-218, 8-224, 9-224.

Bowling: Launder 19-3-55-2, Murrey 11-3-43-0, Wolstenholme 10-3-28-1, P Taylor 16-2-54-6, Phillips 4-0-18-0, Ryan 4-1-20-1.


M Rorich run out…4

P Taylor c Kirk b Hartley…24

C Haupt b Hartley…43

R Kaufman c Barr b Hartley…78

S Beck c Barnes b Harrtley…0

J Wolstenholme run out…47

D Harding b Beavan…9

O Murrey not out…10

S Launder not out…0


Total (7 wkts, 49.1 ovs)…227

Fall: 1-11, 2-48, 3-106, 4-106, 5-202, 6-213, 7-232.

Bowling; O’Sullivan 12-3-47-0, Aeri 4-0-13-0, Hartley 17.5-1-72-4, Beavan 14-2-51-1, Barnes 2-0-23-0.

Reading 10pts, Banbury 25

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