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CRICKET: Ton-up Sabin stars as Banbury post victory
10:00am Monday 26th August 2013 in Sport
Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League
Opener Lloyd Sabin hit a superb century to set Banbury on the way to 15-run win over Harpenden in Division 1.
Sabin made 107 from 123 balls with eight fours and two sixes as Banbury rattled up 246-8 after being put in to bat.
He shared an opening stand of 87 with Craig Haupt (47), before Richard West chipped in with 33, Ben Frazer taking 3-43.
Oxfordshire captain Luke Ryan then played the leading role with 4-34 to help restrict Harpenden to 231-9.
He claimed the key wicket of Daniel Blacktopp, who made 58 from 86 balls.
Ollie Wright produced an economical spell of 2-38 off his ten overs, including dismissing Jake Pankhurst for 51.
The win takes Banbury up to second, but that’s the best they can hope for with Henley securing the title.
Scores: Banbury 246-8 (50 ovs, L Sabin 107, C Haupt 47, R West 33, B Frazer 3-43), Harpenden 231-9 (50 ovs, D Blacktopp 58, J Pankhurst 51, N Lamb 30, L Ryan 4-34). Banbury 25pts, Harpenden 6.