Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Development XI 176-9 (40 overs), Horley Development XI 147 all out (39.3 overs), Surrey Trust League Tier Two Final, Normandy Cricket Club, Sunday 8 September. Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian won by 29 runs.
Horley were beaten by Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian in the final of the Surrey Trust League for the second successive year, falling short in their run-chase by 29 runs.
Trinity batted first and made 176 for nine from their 40 overs. Sam Remfry took three wickets for Horley, Guy Derham and Jordan Robins one each, but Trinity had wickets to spare in the last few overs which enabled them to hit out. Horley fielded well and got four run-outs, two from Matt Puttick and one each from Derham and Sam Remfry.
When Horley batted, Trinity’s bowling was tight and accurate and the batters got frustrated as they kept finding the fielders.
With a couple of their best batters from previous rounds of this competition unavailable for the final, Horley struggled to get any substantial partnerships going, with 45 for the seventh wicket from Sam Remfry and Aryan Patel the best they could manage. Sam Remfry top-scored for Horley with 35, batting at seven, his brother Ben got 19, Zack Collins 20 and Patel 19.
History was made at Horley Cricket Club this month when the club fielded a ladies’ team for the first time in its 227-year history.
Many of the pioneering players are mums of boys and girls from the club’s thriving colts’ section and, with a few training sessions behind them, led by skipper Martha Spalding they took on a much more experienced Outwood team in a pairs game and did themselves proud.
Horley were put in to bat in glorious sunshine, with all-rounder Zeta Hoskins scoring the historic first runs, and she was ably assisted by her opening partner Jaymini Patel.
A sterling effort from Cathy Girling and top-scorer Lauren Waddington – comfortably the most experienced Horley player - moved the score on.
A wag of the tail from Madeleine Richards and Niki Smith later on set Outwood a total of 256 to win.
Horley under-12s player Aidan Spalding guested for Outwood as an opener and top-scored for the visitors, despite being troubled early on by the bowling of Lisa Richards. A wicket from Cheryl Douglas off her first ball, two wickets from captain Martha Spalding and a wicket from Sarah Robinson gave Horley hope of an upset.
All-rounder Georgina Mutton impressed, looking anything but sheepish with ball in hand, conceding only three runs in her bowling spell, as well as taking a fine catch and scoring a confident 11 runs with the bat.
Finally, Nihara Cook, also guesting for Outwood, edged Outwood to victory, before both teams shared a celebratory glass or two of bubbly to mark the historic occasion.
Horley Under-17s 146-3 (20 overs), Lingfield Under-17s 129-6 (20 overs), East Surrey Colts League Under-17s Cup Final, Tuesday 3 September, Horley Row. Horley won by 17 runs.
Horley Under-17s won the East Surrey Colts League Cup final, beating local rivals Lingfield by 17 runs.
Lingfield put Horley in but only managed to take three wickets. An opening partnership of 49 by Aryan Patel and Christian Kelly set the home side up nicely and after Patel was bowled on 28, Kelly and Ben Remfry shared a terrific partnership of 91 for the second wicket.
Remfry finally fell on 56 and Kelly followed soon after for 40, but Horley had set an excellent total of 146 in their 20 overs and were in the driving seat.
Freddie Holland struck early in Lingfield’s reply to remove one of the openers but Lingfield batted well and kept up with the required run-rate for a good proportion of the innings. When Zack Collins joined the attack, Horley regained the upper hand, as he took two for nine in two overs, removing Lingfield’s top-scorer Tyler Robertshaw for 48.
Remfry, Ben Cooper and Ben Payne took one wicket each and Patel bowled three overs for 11 runs to help peg Lingfield back to a total of 129 from their 20 overs.
Horley Under-15s 109-7 (20 overs), Lingfield Under-15s 110-4 (15.1 overs), ESCL Under-15s League Cup Final, Sunday 1 September, Lingfield CC.
Horley were well-beaten in the Under-15s League Cup final at Lingfield, as the hosts matched Horley’s target with 4.5 overs to spare.
Horley made 109 for seven from their 20 overs, with Joe Willis leading the way, retiring on 52 not out. The middle and lower order couldn’t match his scoring rate against good bowling and Horley knew their total might not test Lingfield.
Jude Powell took an early wicket to give Horley hope, but Lingfield’s second wicket partnership made 76 in good time before Aryan Patel bowled Oscar Ford for 34. Zack Collins picked up two wickets in an over, but Horley, having dropped a couple of catches, couldn’t stop Lingfield cruising to the win.
Horley put out two Sunday Strollers teams on the same day and beat Ifield by 67 runs, but lost at Balcombe by 33 runs.
At Ifield, the Strollers made 216-1 from 40 overs with Danyal Razzaq hitting 87 not out, Andrew Longley retiring on 52 and George Heise making 43 not out.
Colin Terry was the star turn with the ball, picking up five wickets for 16 runs in 5.2 overs, including a hat-trick, as Ifield were bowled out for 149. Tyler Nevill took three wickets.
At Balcombe, the hosts made 204 for seven from their 40 overs. Callum Tester took three wickets for Horley, Evan Grimwood two and Craig Macfarlane one, with Alex Field getting a direct-hit run-out.
Grimwood top-scored in Horley’s reply, the 13-year-old making an excellent 56 – his first senior 50 for Horley - while Kieran Childs got 41 and Field 24. Cameron Bennett, playing his first-ever match, scored seven.
Horley Development XI 159-6 (34 overs), Spencer 156 all out (38.4 overs), Surrey Trust League Tier Two semi-final, Sunday, 1 September, Horley Row.
Horley’s Development team have reached the final of the Surrey Trust League for the third year on the trot and will hope it is third time lucky next Sunday after losing in 2011 and 2018.
They won Sunday’s semi-final with a terrific all-round performance, bowling Spencer out for 156 in 38.4 overs and chasing down the target in 34 overs to win by four wickets.
Sam Remfry took three wickets for 21, Ben Davies two for 24, Jon Barnett two for 37 and Matt Gainsford one for 23, while colts Kaine Stephens and Aryan Patel both got a run-out.
Charlie Robins also put in a notable bowling performance, conceding just six runs in his seven overs to stop Spencer making a good start.
In Horley’s reply, Davies top-scored with 47, Gainsford got 31 and Ben Remfry 21.
Horley will play Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian in next Sunday’s final.
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