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CRICKET: Phillips - One good week not enough
SERIOUS CRICKET HOME COUNTIES PREMIER LEAGUE
BANBURY captain Jimmy Phillips is not getting carried away, despite his side’s stellar recent form.
Five successive Division 1 victories have taken Banbury, who visit Slough tomorrow, to second in the table and 39 points behind leaders Henley, whom they beat last time out.
Phillips’s men are also in the last eight of the ECB National Twenty20 competition after winning the south east area final.
“It was a great weekend and the players all really enjoyed it,” said Phillips.
“We played really well in all three games and dominated from the start, which was really pleasing, but you don’t get anything from one good weekend.
“The important thing now is to keep that going, with everybody being hungry for the wins.”
Justin Lambden comes in for fellow batsman Nathan Hawkes, who is unavailable.
Banbury are now one win away from playing in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Kia Oval on twenty20 finals day, with Peterborough Town their next opponents on August 25.
But Phillips says they cannot think of that yet.
“Our mesasage for the whole season has been to try and take things one game at a time.
“We are 100 per cent focused on Slough.”
Banbury (Slough, away): Sabin, Haupt, Tew, Lambden, Cater, West, Ryan, Barends, Blanchard, Wright, J Phillips (capt).
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