Banbury CC and Twenty amalgamate

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Banbury Cricket and Banbury Twenty have merged

Two of Oxfordshire's most famous clubs - Banbury Cricket and Banbury Twenty - have announced an amalgamation.

Banbury CC are seen as one of the county's leading sides, while Banbury Twenty CC were founded 80 years ago and are an historic name in the region.

The cricket grounds at White Post Road, Bodicote and Ermont Way, Grimsbury will continue to operate.

Martin Phillips and Brian Griffiths will act as joint chairmen of the newly formed Banbury Cricket Club.

Ian Hawtin will continue in his role as first XI captain for the 2012 season.

"The main reason for the amalgamation is to ensure that good club cricket is available in Banbury for years to come," said Phillips.

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