High Wycombe CC had a poor opening weekend in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division One, with a 57-run DLS loss to Banbury.

With the game being rain affected, Wycombe got off to a good start with the ball, dismissing Banbury for 134.

Opening bowlers Cam Parsons and Tom Hampton took two wickets each before Jonathan Burden took three wickets in a miserly 10-over spell (3-14).

Wycombe had a revised target of 123 to win in 41 overs when the heavens opened but on a spicy pitch they never got close.

They made 65/5 with openers Eliot Callis and Conrad Louth being dismissed cheaply before captain Dan Marles was also given out for just nine.

Matthew Gouldstone (12) and George Russell (14) attempted to revive the innings but some excellent bowling from Banbury ensured an opening day defeat for Wycombe.

On Sunday, Wycombe were at home to Radlett in the ECB National Club Championship second round but suffered an agonising one wicket loss in a high-scoring game.

Wycombe batted first and made 298/3 from their 40 overs. Callis made a superb 52 from just 54 balls before Marles and Lloyd Patternott took over with a magnificent 187-runs stand.

Marles made a brilliant 104 not out with Patternott making 103 before he was dismissed off the bowling of Nathan Smith.

With a stiff target set by the home side, hopes were high Wycombe would be able to defend their total.

It looked good for Wycombe when they managed to ger Radlett 105/4.

However, a blistering innings of 82 off 34 balls from Muhammed Adil Zareef gave Radlett a way back into the game.

He was ably supported by Fakir Dungaria (32 off 17). Wycombe then hoped to wrap up the match as they got Radlett to 263/9.

Unfortunately, an incredible innings by number 11 Jameel Mulia (31 not out off 24 balls) saw the Hertfordshire side home to an unlikely win.

Wycombe face Slough at home on Saturday (11.30 start).