Horley 1st XI Saturday 20th July, Surrey County League Division One, Archbishop Tenison's Sportsground
Horley 1st XI 159-9 (42 overs), Old Tenisonians 93-7 (37 overs), Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 20 July, Archbishop Tenison’s Sportsground. Timed winning draw to Horley.
Horley are still top of the Surrey County League Division One table despite not having won for three matches now. A string of wins has been followed in the last three weeks by a loss and two draws, the latest of which came at Old Tenisonians on Saturday.
Rain delayed the start so the match was shortened by 17 overs. Horley lost the toss and were put in to bat, but Guy Derham and Ben Remfry got them off to a nice start until Derham was run out on 39.
Remfry finished on 29 and Horley’s run-rate was then steady through to the end of their innings as they finished on 159-9 from 42 overs.
Matt Gainsford made 31 and Ross Nel 25.
Tenisonians were left with 37 overs to bat. Taking the old ball, Trevor Stevens got an early breakthrough for Horley and after Horley switched to the new ball wickets fell at gradual intervals but the visitors did not manage to get the 10 wickets required for the win.
Tenisonians finished at 93-7, with the best bowling figures from Stevens who took three wickets for 12 in eight overs. Derham got two wickets and brothers Charlie and Jordan Robins one each.
Horley will look to get back to winning ways at third-placed Putney this Saturday.
Shepperton 170-8 (50 overs), Horley 1st XI 172-7 (45.4 overs), Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 29 June, Shepperton CC. Horley won by three wickets.
Horley stay top of Surrey County League Division One after a win at fourth-place Shepperton, with Jonathan Barnett contributing with the bat and ball, scoring 45 not out and taking three wickets.
Horley put Shepperton in on a very hot day and started well with the ball, picking up some early wickets through Charlie Robins (one for 49) and Trevor Stevens (three for 22).
Sachin Puri, batting at three, made 96 not out but his team-mates kept getting out around him as Barnett dismissed batters seven, eight and nine to restrict Shepperton to a total of 170-8 off 50 overs.
Horley lost their first wicket without scoring and Shepperton bowled really good lines, so it was a slow start for the visitors. But then Andrew Thomas and Ben Remfry built a little partnership to get things started and when Thomas was out Remfry and Matt Ware kept the runs coming, scoring 31 and 33 respectively.
Barnett came to the crease when Remfry was out and forged a partnership with Ware to take Horley to 98-3 off 30 overs, setting up an interesting last 16 overs needing 73 to win.
Barnett stuck to the task, finishing on 45 not out while Richard Waddington hit the winning runs with three balls to spare when six runs were needed from the last over.
Horley batsman Chris Allen scored his 20,000th run for the club on Sunday – only the second batter to do so in the 200-plus year history of the club.
Allen, who umpires for the Horley first team games, returned to playing this season after a three-year break, after he was made aware that he was just 127 runs short of the 20,000 landmark.
It took him just three appearances for the club’s Sunday Strollers to pass the milestone. He made 57 not out in his first match last month, hit 54 last week and got the 16 runs he needed on Sunday, striking a four to pass the 20,000, and being greeted with a standing ovation from the Horley players and club members who had come to the game in the hope of watching Allen make his own little bit of history.
He batted on to make 30 before being caught out, but Horley went on to win against Jamaica Inn Pirates.
Allen, aged 55, was delighted and probably a bit relieved to pass the landmark after falling just short last week. He has been involved with Horley Cricket Club for as long as he can remember. “My parents first brought me down here when I was a baby,” he said. He recalls that his first appearance was as a substitute fielder in 1975, but he didn’t score his first runs for the club until 1978 and he has played for all the Horley senior teams, scoring a total of 26 centuries during his career.
The popular and talented batsman’s long association with the club is far from over. Asked if he planned to retire from playing again now, Allen smiled and said, “I have got a veterans match to play and if the club are short anytime I will play, but I don’t want to stop other people from playing.”
Horley 1st XI 125-6 (24.4 overs), London Gymkhana 124-7 (50 overs), Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 22 June, Horley Row. Horley won by four wickets.
Horley 1st XI beat top-of-the-table London Gymkhana and took their place at the head of the Surrey County League Division One table.
Charlie Robins won yet another toss and put Gymkhana into bat. Matt Reid, bowling from the pavilion end, took the first wicket of the day when Amjad Majadi lifted a miscued drive straight to Ben Remfry in the covers.
Robins, at the other end, provided great control, only conceding seven runs from his seven overs. He was replaced by Trevor Stevens who bowled a mammoth 18 over spell taking three wickets in the process and only conceding 50 runs.
Equally impressive was Jon Barnett whose 13 overs only cost 24 runs and yielded three wickets. The bowlers’ efforts were backed up by some excellent fielding which restricted Gymkhana to 124 for seven from their full 50 overs.
Tackling the chase was the opening pair of Matt Reid and Andrew Thomas, who was promoted from the second XI after some good performances including a 50 and a century. Unfortunately, he fell first, out LBW for two.
With Ben Remfry next in, Horley began to make light work of the chase. Reid and Remfry scored at a good rate before Remfry was unfortunate to be caught down the leg side for 20.
His brother Sam came in next at four and he and Matt Ware and Barnett all came and went for nine runs each just after Reid brought up his 50. Reid was then bowled by Sharjeel Malik for a well-made 56.
With five wickets down and 20 required the pressure mounted on Ross Nel and Richard Waddington, but Waddington hit the winning runs and Horley leapfrogged London Gymkhana to move in to first position in the table. Next week they travel away to fifth-placed Shepperton and will hope to keep the winning run going.
Whiteley Village 75 all out (25 overs), Horley 1st XI 79-0 (11.2 overs). Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 15 June, Whiteley Village Cricket Club. Horley won by ten wickets.
Horley travelled away to Whiteley Village and were back home early with an easy win under their belts, keeping them in second place in the Surrey County League Division One table.
On a rather green wicket, Horley won the toss and elected to bowl first. A great opening spell from Charlie Robins and Guy Derham resulted in four Whiteley wickets, three for Robins – including both openers and the skipper Deepak Gaikwad - and one for Derham.
Sam Remfry picked up the fifth wicket with a great direct-hit run-out from long on.
Jordan Robins took two wickets and Matt Reid one to finish the Village, all out for 75.
A great bowling display from the Horley attack was followed by two good knocks from their opening batters. Ben Remfry made 28 and the in-form Reid 38, passing the Whiteley total without losing a wicket.
This Saturday Horley entertain league leaders London Gymkhana and will be hoping to make it four league wins in a row so they can overtake them at the top of the table.
Sheen Park 1st XI 160-9 (50 overs), Horley 1st XI 162-6 (41.4 overs), Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 8 June, Sheen Common. Horley won by four wickts.
Horley moved up to second in the Surrey County League Division One table, turning round last year’s loss against Sheen Park to win by four wickets.
With the ground wet, Horley skipper Charlie Robins won a vital toss and put Sheen Park in, then he and Guy Derham set the tone with some great bowling. Sheen Park were under pressure, with Robins taking two wickets – catches by Jonathan Barnett and Richard Waddington - and the hosts never really recovered as each bowling change continued to create chances.
Sam Remfry found his length to bowl batters three and four and the two spinners, Barnett and Trevor Stevens bowled extremely well together and picked up three and two wickets respectively, showing that bowling in the right areas will bring rewards.
Sheen Park did well to bat the full 50 overs and put on a par total of 160-9.
Horley opened the batting in a very positive manner and took to the Sheen total with ease. Ben Remfry was unlucky to get out early, as he was looking good again, but Waddington and Matt Reid steadied the ship and continued with the positive outlook against good line and length bowling.
Horley were looking very much in control and set for a good win when Reid was given out LBW after scoring a solid 76. Horley then lost a few quick wickets, including Waddington for 32, but they managed to finish the game off with four wickets to spare.
Horley 1st XI 133-5 (37.2 overs), Ripley 1st XI 129 all out (44.3 overs) Horley won by five wickets
Horley picked up their third County League Division One win of the season to take third place in the table.
The conditions were sunny for this first timed game of the season and Horley captain Charlie Robins won the toss and elected to bowl. Horley started off well and took two early wickets, both catches by Ben Remfry off Guy Derham and Charlie Robins after a quick cameo from opener Dylan Knight (26).
Horley then took wickets at regular intervals after periods of pressure. However, with the opposition at 70-8 Horley lost a bit of composure and Richard Warne (38) took advantage of this with the help of the tail and pushed Ripley’s score up to 129, with Warne the last batter to fall, caught by Matt Ware off Derham.
Wickets were shared around but the stand out performer was Jonathan Barnett with four for 32 from his 14 overs.
Horley’s reply didn’t get off to the best of starts. Ben Remfry (20) was the only top-five batter to reach double figures as Matt Russell and Josh Thomas took two and three wickets respectively.
This put the hosts under real pressure and it was looking like another tough afternoon for the Horley batting line-up. Horley needed a couple of batters to stand up and be counted and that’s what they got in Matt Reid (40) and Ross Nel (42). With the loss of no further wickets, this pair saw Horley over the line to secure full league points for the hosts.
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.
Horley 1st IX 153-9 (43 overs), Claygate 1st XI 152 all out (42 overs). Horley won by one wicket.
Horley 1st XI won a tense Surrey County League Division One match at Claygate on Saturday, 11 May. Horley dismissed the hosts for 152 in 42 overs, and scraped home with one wicket standing, finishing on 153-9.
Horley 1st XI had a mixed weekend, losing their opening Surrey County League First Division match of the season on Saturday but winning in round one of the League Cup on Sunday.
In the league game, Horley batted first at Southern Railway, Kenley and Selsdon and made 167 for nine from their 45 overs. After some rain, the hosts had a revised target of 161 from 42 overs and reached it for the loss of five wickets in 35 overs.
Horley had a better day on Sunday, progressing to round two of the County League Cup after beating Effingham by eight wickets.
Effingham elected to bat and were bowled out for 135 from 44.2 overs. Horley reached their target off just 27.4 overs, finishing on 138 for two.