CRICKET: Hawkes hammers champions

Nathan Hawkes scored match-winning century for Banbury

Nathan Hawkes scored match-winning century for Banbury

First published in Sport

Nathan Hawkes hammered a spect-acular century as Banbury routed defending champions Henley by seven wickets to make it two wins out of two in Home Counties Premier League Division 1.

Chasing 210 for victory, hosts Banbury soon lost Lloyd Sabin and Craig Haupt, but that only brought in Hawkes who dominated the Henley attack.

With opener Dan Harris playing a subsidiary role, Hawkes struck an unbeaten 109 off 86 balls with five sixes and 11 fours.

The pair put on 126 for the third wicket before Harris was out for 50, made from 91 deliveries.

But with Jonny Cater, also scoring at a run a ball, Banbury raced to victory with nearly ten overs to spare.

Earlier, Henley were unable to dominate the Banbury attack after choosing to bat first.

Opener Michael Roberts took 93 balls over his top score of 56.

Spinners Luke Ryan and Jimmy Phillips reduced Henley to 159-8 before a late flurry from Tahir Afridi took them to 209-8.

But it was not nearly enough, thanks to Hawkes.

Latest Sport news

CRICKET: Cowley joy as rivals fall to hero Burton

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Cowley Internationals secured their first success in the OCA’s Airey Cup when they defeated Great Horwood by three wickets in a tight final at Stonesfield on Sunday.

AUNT SALLY: Goodall and Walsh set for singles title battle

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Teammates Dick Walsh and Roger Good-all will do battle for the Greene King Oxford & District League's singles trophy on finals night at the city’s Kassam Stadium on Friday, October 17, writes ANDY BEAL.

CRICKET: It's looking bleak for spirited Downs

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Oxford Downs need a miracle to stay up in Cherwell League Division 1, despite having the better of a draw with Thame Town, the only team they can catch.

FOOTBALL: Abingdon return in terrific fashion

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Abingdon Town marked their return to the North Berks Leaguee after 75 years with a 4-2 victory over Wallingford Town in Division 1, writes Phil Annets.

FOOTBALL: Champs Oakley get off to a flying start

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Reigning champions Oakley United opened the defence of their Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division crown with a 2-0 win at Adderbury Park on Saturday.

Peterborough chairman 'stunned' Oxford United failed to sign Tyrone Barnett

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

OXFORD United had agreed a fee with Peterborough United for striker Tyrone Barnett on deadline day, but could not get the deal done in time.

Cheltenham Tn 2 (Marquis 45+1, Arthur 78), Oxford Utd 0

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

9:44pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

OXFORD United endured a costly evening as they crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Cheltenham Town.

Updates - Cheltenham Tn v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:55pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

All the news from Oxford United's trip to Cheltenham Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Oxford United foiled on deadline day

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Michael Appleton is determined to do his shopping earlier next summer after Oxford United were unable to land their top target before the transfer window shut last night.

Raynes sets sights on return in trophy tie

Oxford Mail: Michael Raynes is one of four U’s players to grow their hair to raise money for charity

8:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Michael Raynes is among the Oxford United players hoping to benefit from a run-out in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Cheltenham Town tonight (7.45).

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree