HIGH Wycombe are now four matches without a win in Division One of the Home Counties Premier League after a seven-wicket home defeat against Banbury on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Buckinghamshire-based side

have now not won since the success at Horspath last month, two draws and two defeats, and have fallen to fifth position in the league table.

High Wycombe

won the coin toss and elected to bat first at London Road, the home side making 169 runs all out from 60.2 overs.

Captain and number three Dan Marles was the leading runs scorer with 55 from 121 balls, including six boundaries. It is his six half-century of the season and takes his average to an impressive 50.59.

Matthew Gouldstone, batting at number five, made 25 from 89 balls and the pair put on 59 runs for the fourth wicket.

Oliver Clarke was the pick of the Banbury bowlers with his figures of 3-38 from 9.2 overs, which included the wicket of Adam Dobb for a seven-ball duck.

The visitors managed 170-3 from 51.2 overs in response for a sixth win from 10 matches this season, which sees them climb up to third place in the league table.

Opening batsman and captain Lloyd Sabin top-scored with 46 runs from 108 balls, including five boundaries and one maximum hit.

Sabin and fellow opener Joe White (36) put on 70 for the first wicket, before a third-wicket stand of 53 runs between Oliver Clarke (30) and Shahid Yousef (44*).

The best of the High Wycombe bowlers was Dobb with his figures of 2-42 from nine overs. The other wicket fell to Thomas Hampton with 1-18 from nine overs.

High Wycombe will bid to end their winless streak when travelling to bottom side Slough this Saturday (11am start).