Horley Strollers 207-6 (35 overs), Blackboys 208-6 (34.3 overs), Friendly match.
Horley’s Sunday Strollers lost a high-scoring game by four wickets, despite having a couple of first-teamers in their ranks.
Ben Davis was the pick of the Horley batsmen, scoring 89 before being bowled while trying sweep.
Chris Allen was in great form on his return after a spell umpiring instead of playing, and he retired on 57 not out. Kieran Childs scored 17, Zack Collins 12 and Saleem Nadir 11 in a Horley total of 207 for six from 35 overs (a rain shower reduced the match from its original 40 overs).
In the reply the openers put on 46 before the first wicket fell to Colin Terry, caught by Nadir.
Trevor Stevens took the second wicket in the 24th over, with 129 on the board, before 14-year-old Alex Field – who had gone for just 11 runs off his first four overs - took the third wicket clean bowled, with the last ball of the 25th over.
By now Blackboys were scoring quickly and playing on through some pouring rain, as opener J Britton chased his first-ever century. Sadly for him, he was bowled by Dave Childs for 95 but he had done a lot of damage to Horley’s hopes of a win.
Next ball, Childs claimed a second wicket, out lbw. Leon Watson took a brilliant catch for Childs’ third wicket before Blackboys hit the winning runs in the final over.
Putney 1st XI 144 all out (44.1 overs), Horley 1st XI 106 all out (28.4 overs).Putney won by 38 runs.
Horley missed out on the chance of securing a second league win in a row when they failed to chase down a low total at Putney and lost by 38 runs.
Horley skipper Charlie Robins won the toss and elected to bowl first, but his team didn’t get off to the best of starts with silly mistakes and inconsistent fielding costing them early runs.
Only two wickets were taken before drinks courtesy of Charlie Robins and Jonathan Barnett, but Horley came out a different team after the short break, taking wickets at a steady rate.
The stand-out bowlers were Sam Remfry, who took three for eight from three overs and Barnett, who took three for 15 from nine overs. Putney managed to make their way to 144 before being bowled out.
The Horley run chase started off badly, losing both openers for ducks early on to the bowling of Gary Peters.
Sam Remfry came in at three and chipped away at the total, scoring 38 before being caught. He had help from Andrew Burbidge (17) and Matt Ware (18), but nobody else offered up much resistance until the skipper Charlie Robins had a little cameo towards the end of the innings, making 21 batting at nine.
Horley were bowled out for 106 after 28.4 overs, with Hugo Flower and Saad Hannan taking four wickets apiece.
Dorking Under-14s 120 all out (19 overs), Horley Under-14s 173-7 (20 overs). Horley won by 53 runs.
Horley Under-14s had a mixed week, losing to Lingfield in the East Surrey Colts League Cup, but winning a league match at Dorking two days later, when they only had ten players.
At Dorking, Horley batted first and opener Udith Molanguri was the star turn, retiring on 40 from 31 balls. Joe English and Harry Grimwood both made 19, Alex Field 18 and Bailey Warren 11.
Dorking also had an opener retire – Ed Phillips, with 41. Only two of their other batters reached double figures as Field, Ben Stewart and Evan Grimwood took two wickets each and English took one, caught by Harry Grimwood.
Warren kept wicket very well and executed a fine stumping for Field’s second wicket.
Sanderstead Under-12s 71 all out (19.5 overs), Horley Under-12s 73-5 (20 overs). Horley won by two runs.
Horley Under-12s earned a place in the next round of the East Surrey Colts League Cup with a nail-biting win at Sanderstead.
In challenging batting conditions, and against excellent bowling, Ali Khan top-scored with 20 and Luke Smith made a quick-fire 16 in a Horley total of 73 for five from their 20 overs.
Horley were sent out to field with the instruction to enjoy themselves as defending 73 was going to be a big ask. Sam Terry and under-10s player Alex Mutton opened the bowling well, then Khyan Patel took two wickets in his first over, one bowled and the other an excellent catch from Josh Robinson.
Smith and Charlie Moseling took a wicket each, caught by Khan and Ryan Bunn, then Spalding clean bowled the Sanderstead batsman who’d made 14 and was looking dangerous.
After a direct-hit run out from Spalding, Adam Hamza took two wickets, one a fantastic low catch from Robinson.
Henry Grimwood got a run out, then bowled a tight over, going for a single run, before Khan took the ninth wicket.
Sanderstead needed four to win off the final over with only one wicket remaining and after three dot balls and a single they needed three runs off the last two balls. Khan got a run out and Horley won by two runs with one ball to spare.
Horley Under-14s 141-5 (20 overs), Lingfield Under-14s 142-8 (19.2 overs). East Surrey Colts League Cup quarter-final. Tuesday, 21 May, Horley Row. Lingfield won by one wicket.
In the cup against Lingfield, Horley very nearly pulled victory from the jaws of defeat when, with the visitors needing just two runs to pass their total of 141, they took two wickets in two balls, only to see Lingfield win the match off the next ball.
Horley’s innings had featured a 34-ball 40 (retired) from Harry Grimwood and a 31-ball 37 from Udith Molanguri. Will Agombar hit 24, Luke Smith scored 16 (three fours), and Alex Field made 12.
Aaron Hockey put Lingfield in charge, walloping 41 off just 20 balls. Horley contributed to their own downfall, giving 35 extras away.
Joe English, Molanguri and Harry Grimwood took two wickets each, Agombar took one and Smith bowled superbly to take one for six from two overs. Field bagged two catches, including one to dismiss Joe Walsh off the last ball of the penultimate over, then Tommy McKenna caught Joe Walker off the first ball of the next over, but No 11 Tommy Walsh hit the two needed to win the match.
Horley Under-10s 287-5 (20 overs), Reigate Llamas Under-10s 266-7 (20 overs). Horley won by 21 runs.
Horley U10s continued their undefeated season with a Cup win against Reigate Llamas.
Horley batted first but found the damp conditions quite challenging ending up with only 87 runs (287 net), including some strong fours from Ryan Smith and Edward Rhodes.
Reigate Llamas started their reply well, with the first pair making 33 runs, but some strong bowling from Riley Hill, Ryan Smith and Luke Benjamin, and great work from Edward Rhodes, who was making his debut as wicket keeper, Horley managed to hold off the Llamas to take the win and progress through to the next round.
It was a great team effort with some strong fielding. Hill and Rhodes shared Man of the Match.
Six teams from Horley Cricket Club enjoyed a lighthearted day of high-spirited six-a-side cricket at Horley Row on Sunday, competing in the second annual DK Cup.
A handful of colts joined senior players from the 1sts, 2nds and Sunday Strollers to make up the six teams. After a round-robin stage in which they won four and drew one game, Vicarage Vikings, led by Matt Gainsford, triumphed in the final, beating Langshott Lightning.
Horley 1st Xl 84-1 (15.1 overs), Old Tennysonians 1st Xl 83 all out (28.1 overs). Horley won by nine wickets.
Horley picked up their second successive County League win, set up by an excellent performance in the field.
Old Tennysonians won the toss and elected to bat but that proved to be a high spot for their afternoon as the Horley bowlers maintained discipline and dismissed them for 83.
Skipper Charlie Robins opened the bowling and set an excellent example, claiming two wickets for 13 in an opening seven-over spell. He was well supported by Guy Derham who claimed one for 20.
With a smart run out from Richard Waddington, Horley had the visitors four wickets down after 14 overs.
Sam Remfry and Trevor Stevens replaced the opening bowlers and maintained the pressure. Sam Remfry claimed two for 26 in seven overs and Stevens enticed the batsmen to find the fielders with two for 20 from his spell.
Matt Ware claimed an unlikely run out and Jordan Robins wrapped up the innings, claiming the final wicket with his first ball.
Horley’s enthusiasm and athleticism in the field had clearly put pressure on the opposition.
After a short break for rain, the Horley openers set about chasing the sub-par total. Ben Remfry clearly wanted a prompt finish and scored a quick 37, which included some shots of real class.
When he was out, brother Sam joined Waddington in the middle and they saw the home team to victory in 15 overs. Waddington ended up on 33 not out and Sam Remfry 11 not out.
Next week Horley travel to Putney and anticipate a stronger challenge.
Horley Under-14s 105-6 (20 overs), Newdigate Under-14s 106-6 (19.3 overs). Newdigate won by four wickets.
Having had their first two matches of the season rained off, Horley Under-14s finally completed a game but ended up losing narrowly to Newdigate.
Horley’s total of 105 in 20 overs was a little light. The openers found it tough to score freely but Harry Grimwood ended up top-scoring on 40 from 49 balls before he retired. Evan Grimwood made 19 and Udith Molanguri 16.
Frankie Patterson took two wickets for Newdigate, including a caught and bowled.
Horley restricted their visitors’ scoring well in the first half of the reply and set up a close finish, but Oliver Brien (27 not out), Thomas Clark (22) and Henry Wells (14) did enough to bring Newdigate home with three balls to spare at 106 for six.
Molanguri, Edward James, Luke Smith, Harry Grimwood, Will Agombar and Joe English took a wicket each.
Horley Hackers 140 all out (20 overs), Lingfield Lancers 83 all out (18.1 overs). Horley Hackers won by 55 runs.
Horley Hackers got their 20/20 Surrey Slam season off to a winning start against Lingfield Lancers.
Having elected to bat, Guy Derham and Ben Remfry made a fast start before Derham fell for 13. Remfry, who was Horley’s top-scorer with 28, also got good support from Jordan Robins (16) and Ross Nel (17) to take Horley to a total of 140 all out, with the last wicket falling on the final ball of the 20th over.
The pick of the Lancers’ bowlers was Simon Hooker, who took three for 13.
Horley – looking the part in new coloured kit from sponsors Keymex – were always in charge after the break. Their bowling attack restricted the Lancers’ batting and some excellent fielding resulted in Lingfield only managing three boundaries. Darren Croft and Matthew Puttick took three wickets each and Chris Cosham two, leaving Lingfield a mountain to climb from the 12th over onwards. Lancers captain Neil Wallace tried to steady the flow of falling wickets but was eventually cleaned up by the left arm of Robins with the first ball of the 19th over, and Lingfield were all out for 85.
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