CRICKET: Hawkes is hero for Banbury

Oxford Mail: Nathan Hawkes Nathan Hawkes

NATHAN Hawkes hit a brilliant 157 to set Banbury on the way to a 79-run victory at Bishop’s Stortford in Division 1.

The Oxfordshire batsman’s towering ton came off 109 balls with nine fours and 12 sixes.

It took Banbury to an impressive 302-6 dec off 61 overs after skipper Ian Hawtin won the toss and chose to bat.

Hawkes was given good support in a stand of 186 for the fourth wicket by Richard West, whose unbeaten 78 came off 156 balls with six fours and three sixes.

Off spinner Jimmy Phillips then took centre stage with 5-69 as Bishop’s Stortford were bowled out for 223.

Alex Keath top-scored for the hosts with 59, his runs coming in 80 balls with three fours and four sixes, before he became one of Phillips’s five victims.

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10:53am Mon 14 May 12

Flat one says...

#157 #gohardorgohome
#157 #gohardorgohome Flat one

2:01pm Mon 14 May 12

Power says...

Finally got some wickets i see....ha ha
Finally got some wickets i see....ha ha Power

2:08pm Mon 14 May 12

Flat one says...

Bought a few yeah, tail-enders can't resist a short leg-side boundary!
Bought a few yeah, tail-enders can't resist a short leg-side boundary! Flat one

2:41pm Mon 14 May 12

General says...

I see he took the #gohome option yesterday!!
I see he took the #gohome option yesterday!! General

1:41pm Wed 16 May 12

Steps TDCR says...

Excellent work flat one, 7-2 field paying dividends early in the season !
Excellent work flat one, 7-2 field paying dividends early in the season ! Steps TDCR

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