Banstead Under-13s 104-7 (20 overs), Horley Under-13s 105-4 (19.3 overs). Horley won by five wickets.
Horley Under-13s made it three wins from three in the league this season by restricting Banstead to a low total.
Horley fielded first and Evan Grimwood, Tommy McKenna and Jack Love took a wicket each, while Ben Stewart accounted for two batters with a caught-and-bowled and a runout.
Udith Molanguri took two for seven from his three overs, including a catch for McKenna, while Leah Lane conceded just two runs off the bat in her three overs.
Skipper Molanguri opened the batting for Horley and retired on 30 not out, while Grimwood made 18 and Stewart 13.
Joseph Marshall ended up on ten not out as Horley made it home with three balls to spare.
Thames Ditton 204 (45 overs) Horley 1st XI 189 all out. Thames Ditton win.
Thames Ditton won the toss and elected to bat and Horley took to the field with only 10 men. Horley started the game the stronger of the two sides , picking up early wickets including the crucial one of the inform Mike Dixon, centurion of the previous week.
An apparent edge behind from a Thames Ditton batsman was taken by keeper Brad Bosman , but was not given out by the oppositions umpire , much to the annoyance of the Horley players.
Despite being a man short for 35 overs Horley saw the innings through, restricting Thames Ditton to 204 off of 45 overs. Sam Remfry,8 overs , 36 runs 2 wickets.
In response , Horley’s openers Danny Razzaq and Brad Bosman put on a opening stand of 60 runs. After the drinks break Bosman was out Leg before and there after Horley lost a quick succession of wickets including those of Danyal (27) and Matt Ware (2).
Notable contributions from Sam Remfry (32), John Barnett and Richard Waddington (16) and a cameo from Matt Gainsford (33*) wasn’t enough as Horley finished their innings on 189, falling 16 short of their target.
Wallington 2nd XI 100 all out, Horley 2nd Xl 104-4. Horley win.
Horley seconds gain comfortable win.
Horley skipper Darren Croft won an important toss and didn’t hesitate in asking the opposition to bat first.
A superb bowling performance from Horley enabled them to dismiss Wallington for 100.
A bowling masterclass from the experienced Abdul Razzaq with a magnificent spell of 6 for 11 off his 9 overs was the pick of the bowlers. Tom Livermore gained a further 3 wickets with the final one falling to young off spinner Ben Remfry.
In reply Horley openers Ben Remfry and Dave Hyde got off to a solid start adding 33 for the first wicket. Despite the loss of a couple of middle order wickets Ben Remfry 48 not out and Fazir Nadir 12 not out saw Horley home to a comfortable 6 wicket win inside 30 overs.
Wallington 2nd XI 100 all out - 1 point
Horley 2nd Xl 104-4 20 points.
Horley Under-12s 138-1 (20 overs), Salfords Under-12s 91-6 (20 overs). Horley won by 47 runs.
Horley were put into bat by Salfords – their preferred option if they had won the toss – and the opening pair of Bailey Warren and Evan Grimwood made the most of their opportunity with the first four overs going at ten an over amid a flurry of boundaries off the pacey but inconsistent opening bowlers.
Warren won the race to retire first (27 from 14 balls) and Grimwood soon followed (27 from 19 balls).
Taylor Brooks misjudged a looping delivery to get trapped in front of the stumps, lbw, so Harry Grimwood joined Joe English at the crease. The scoring rate slowed for a while but Harry Grimwood finished strongly before retiring on 27.
English took a little longer to reach 25, but he never looked like getting out and anchored the innings responsibly through a difficult spell.
Ben Stewart added a couple of boundaries to finish on 11 not out, with the total at 138 for one.
Salfords’ opening batsman started well but thanks to some tight opening overs from Stewart, Harry Grimwood, Hugo Hobbs and Edward James the pressure soon told and Adam Perowne was run out by Stewart after taking one risk too many.
Sam Roberts was also run out, this time by Evan Grimwood, as Salfords tried to chase down their challenging target.
Wicket keeper Warren stumped Jack Timbrell off Ben Mitchell’s bowling, then Salfords’ number five Will Starkie managed to block out 34 balls without scoring before he retired hurt.
The next man, Edward Anderson, only lasted six balls before Joseph Barton clean bowled him and Harry Grimwood returned to take a well-deserved wicket thanks to a comfortable catch for Stewart.
Warren kept a clear head amongst the madness around him with a skilful run out as Salfords valiantly chased runs even off the last ball of the match, but Horley were comfortable winners.
Horley Under-13s played at Newdigate twice in two days, once in round one of the East Surrey Colts League Cup and once in the league. Honours were shared with Newdigate progressing in the knockout competition but Horley claiming the league points.
The cup game was extremely high-scoring, with Newdigate making a daunting 156-4 from their 20 overs and Horley rising to the challenge but falling just short with 151-3.
Horley made a good start in the field with Joe English clean bowling Scott Bloomfield, then taking a catch from Bailey Warren’s bowling in the eighth over. Ben Stewart took a wicket in the ninth and another in the 11th with Tommy McKenna taking the catch.
This left Newdigate at 54 from 11 overs but then their best batters began to pepper the boundaries. George McLoughlin retired on 31 and Thomas Clark on 30, while Oliver Brien made 24 as the home side put on 102 in the last nine overs.
This Horley team has never had to chase down a bigger total, but after losing one early wicket a second-wicket partnership of 91 by Harry Grimwood and Alex Field gave them a real chance.
Grimwood retired on 30 from 27 balls and Field was bowled for 28, which included his first ever six as his first scoring shot of the day.
Horley continued to keep up with the demanding run rate and had wickets in hand. Stewart was their top-scorer, retiring on 32 from 30 balls, including five fours. Warren made 19 before being bowled in the final over and Newdigate hung on to win.
The following day the two teams were back again, with some different faces on both sides. This time Horley bowled the home side out for 109 in 18.2 overs and passed that total in just 15.4 overs for a comfortable, seven-wicket league win.
Wickets for Evan Grimwood, Field, Hugo Hobbs, Leah Lane and three for Udith Molanguri had Newdigate in trouble at 37 for seven but their tail wagged, with Brien scoring 31 before retiring and Bloomfield 17.
Horley went about their reply steadily and without taking risks. Molanguri and Evan Grimwood put on 35 for the first wicket before the former was out for 13. Evan Grimwood went on to get 30 and retire, hitting four fours on the way, while Lane made 13, Joseph Marshall 12 not out and Joseph Barton 11 not out.
Horley Under-13s 138-1 (20 overs), Capel Under-13s 108-8 (20 overs). Horley won by 30 runs.
Horley made it two league wins in a row with a terrific batting and bowling performance against Capel.
Their opening partnership put on 56 runs, with Harry Grimwood retiring on 32 and Alex Field bowled by Charlie Atkinson for 18.
Leah Lane and Tommy McKenna stayed together at the crease for the rest of the innings, with Lane finishing on 25 not out and McKenna on 15 not out – his highest score.
Rain caused a longer than usual break for the changeover which meant Capel were destined to finish their innings in very poor light. With that in mind, they started their reply strongly and made 29 before Ben Ware was run out by a good direct hit from Field off his own bowling.
Atkinson went on to make 32 before retiring, but Horley were clever enough to keep him off the strike for long periods while they took wickets at the other end.
Bailey Warren claimed two victims, one bowled and one a superb one-handed diving catch from Lane.
Evan Grimwood took the fourth wicket and Harry Grimwood had Joe Collins caught for 10 by Joseph Marshall. Another runout, and a wicket bowled by McKenna left Capel struggling at 94-7 with time running out and the light fading fast.
To their great credit, they battled bravely on in the near-darkness, despite the target being out of reach. Over-excited at their impending victory, Horley let themselves down in the final over by disrespectfully messing about with the field placings. That overshadowed an excellent final-ball, direct-hit runout by Bailey Warren, which sealed a 30 run win.
Horley Under-9s 289-8 (20 overs), Oxted and Limpsfield Under-9s 329-8 (20 overs). Oxted and Limpsfield won by 40 runs.
Horley put the opposition into bat and Riley Hill made an early breakthrough helped by an excellent catch by Finley Jakins. It wasn’t long before Jakins claimed his second victim, this time as bowler with a delivery that, in the words of team mate Coby Warren, “exploded the stumps”!
Oxted and Limpsfield’s batsmen then settled in, hitting several fours and sixes before Thomas Hitchman made the catch of the day. The visitors soon lost a fourth and fifth wicket, this time to Ruben and Beau Money respectively.
Hitchman then claimed his second wicket with an incredible direct hit throw for a run out. Ryan Smith claimed the final wicket as Oxted and Limpsfield finished on 329.
Horley knew this would be a tough score to beat so took every opportunity to run singles. Hill hit several confident fours, as did Smith who also struck his first six. Alex Mutton also hit a couple of fours but the target set by Oxted and Limpsfield proved too high as Horley finished 40 runs short.
Merstham Under-8s 347 (155-2) (20 overs), Horley Under-8s 286 (126-10) (20 overs). Merstham won by 61 runs.
Jack James hit an astonishing 46 in 16 deliveries during his four-over stint at the crease in this pairs match, but it was not enough to give Horley’s youngest team a win in their first game.
Merstham already had two matches under their belts and they put pressure on Horley’s first pair with accurate bowling supported by able fielding around the wicket.
Despite this Peter Artemenkov found the boundary twice with fine blows to leg.
Alfie Warden picked up where he left off, hitting the first six of the year in a fine innings of 15.
Horley’s next couple of pairs struggled to get bat to ball before Thomas Jowett and Jack James took to the crease and put on what is very possibly a pairs club record of 57 in four overs.
The momentum couldn’t be maintained and with a flurry of wickets, which take four off the score each time, Horley ended up on net 286 (126).
Consistent, strong batting throughout Merstham’s line up saw them comfortably achieving their target by making net 347 (155) despite wickets for opening bowler Artemenkov (1-8) and the fast improving leg spinner Shivesh Anguraj (1-9).
Despite the defeat, the young Horley players all enjoyed their experience and will be back for more.
Horley 1st XI 151-4 (42.3 overs), Frimley 150-7 (45 overs). Horley won by six wickets.
Good bowling and fielding set up Horley’s first win of the season. Frimley elected to bat but Horley’s two spin bowlers, Trevor Stevens and John Barnet were outstanding, taking 3-20 and 4-22 respectively, as Frimley were restricted to just 150 from their 45 overs.
Horley then batted very well with three players leading the way. Opener Danny Razzaq made 36 not out, Sam Remfry added another 36 and there was a big performance from Matt Ware with 53, scoring the first XI’s first 50 of the year and taking Horley to a six-wicket win.
Chaldon CMO CC 2nd XI 249-6 (40 overs), Horley 2nd XI 133 all out (31.5 overs). Chaldon won by 116 runs.
Horley were well beaten by Chaldon despite winning the toss and electing to field.
Chaldon batted strongly from the outset against opening bowlers Chris Cosham and Darren Croft. Abdul Razzaq made the first breakthrough and ended up with three wickets, while Andrew Thomas took two and Andrew Burbidge and Croft one each.
Horley lost early wickets in their reply and continued to see batters dismissed at regular intervals. Cosham top-scored for Horley with 29 not out while Fizal Nadir made 21, but Horley could only make 133.
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