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.
Horley 1st XI 192-9 (45 overs), Southern Railway, Kenley and Selsdon 88 all out (32.4 overs). Horley won by 104 runs.
Horley won their final game of the season against Southern Rail and Kenley by 104 runs thanks to a good innings from Ross Nel and great bowling from Sam Remfry.
Having chosen to bat, Horley felt the pressure early on and found themselves at 46-4 after 14 overs. The middle order then battled back to make sure the score found its way to 192-9 with a big contribution from Nel scoring 87 not out. This was backed up by Stuart Macpherson scoring a breezy 28.
Kenley in reply struggled to really ever get going with a great bowling and fielding display from the visitors. The stand out bowler was Remfry who took five for 18 from seven overs.
Having been promoted at the end of last season, Horley finish this season in a respectable fifth place in the league table. They regard that as a slightly disappointing outcome as they were looking like finishing higher until they lost three matches on the bounce during August, but they hope to bounce back next season and will have promotion as their target.
Frimley 1st XI 232-9 (47.2 overs), Horley 1st XI 231-6 declared (45 overs). Frimley won by one wicket.
Horley – chasing a second successive promotion - were looking to bounce back from last week’s agonising defeat at home against league leaders Thames Ditton, but ended up losing narrowly to bottom-of-the-table Frimley.
A slightly damp track meant it was a good toss to win, but Horley lost and were put into bat.
The newly formed opening duo Matthew Gainsford (26) and Danyal Razzaq (10) set a solid first five overs with 30 on the board before a delivery to Razzaq stuck in the pitch and he edged it to the keeper.
Having been the hero with the ball in the previous two games, Adam Stephenson was keen to demonstrate his batting ability too. Gainsford was bowled by Luke Burrows for his second wicket but
Jonathan Barnett came in at four in the absence of Sam Remfry and he and Stephenson built an excellent partnership with a few cheeky singles, a six or two amongst great stroke play, taking Horley to 100 for two off 22 overs at the drinks break.
The track was slowly drying out and offering a little more to the batsmen, however Barnett could not capitalise on this and was dismissed for 34 shortly after drinks.
Incoming batsman was Matt Ware (19) contributed well with Stephenson before he too was bowled whilst looking to push the score along. Ben Remfry again showed his talent at such a young age with some wonder cover drives and leg flicks and the scoreboard ticked along nicely before he fell for 18.
By now skipper Charlie Robins was thinking about when to declare. He sent his brother Jordan Robins in to add some quick runs, which he duly did. Stephenson hit a huge six down the ground and Robins (38) sent the crowd wild with a few of his own. The two scored at ten an over for the last six overs and Horley declared on 231-6 when Robins was out. Stephenson batted maturely and elegantly making a patient and hard fought 73 not out.
Cricket is a game of two halves, and Horley made a sluggish start in the field, dropping a catch inside the first few overs. Runs were being freely scored by Frimley. Trevor Stevens – eight overs for 14 runs - did his best to tie down an end but unfortunately the pace of the ball off the bat at the other end did Charlie Robins no favours as he picked up a wicket, but went for 50 from seven overs.
The skipper turned to his brother to build some momentum and whilst Horley had some glimpses of getting back in, with the odd good ball, the runs just kept on flowing.
Jordan Robins dismissed the number three batsman and Jonathan Barnett clean bowled the remaining opener and the number four then later had number seven caught by Elliot Strode for a duck.
Barnett ended up with 3-26 from nine overs and Gainsford took two for 20 from five overs to conjure some sort of hope and put Horley back in the mix.
However the Frimley captain John Hebditch put a valiant individual effort as wickets fell at the other end, scoring 72 including some monstrous sixes. Horley were all too kind in supporting his quest with four dropped catches including one for what would have been the final wicket with five runs still needed to win.
Hebditch and Alex Ogilvy got Frimley home with a wicket to spare and Horley were left to rue their missed chances.
This week Horley play away at Ripley, who are third from bottom in the table. They are still within a fighting chance of climbing from fourth into one of the two promotion spots as just 13 points separate them from second.
Horley 1st XI 163-6 (31.4 overs), Sheen Park 1st XI 159 all out (44.2 overs). Horley won by four wickets.
Horley, who were fourth in the table going into this game, beat third-placed Sheen Park and moved up to take their spot in the league.
Horley won the toss and elected to field. Matt Gainsford and Charlie Robins bowled a good, steady opening spell but then Sheen Park started to make progress.
Robins took two wickets and Gainsford one – all bowled – to see Sheen Park at 59-3, then Trevor Stevens came on to bowl and slowed the run rate down.
He removed batters five and six and picked up a later wicket to end with figures of three for 28.
Jonathan Barnett (3-35) got the important wicket of Touseef Ahmad, who made 84 runs before he was caught by Brad Bosman.
Sheen Park were all out for 159 in the 45th over and Horley didn’t make the best of starts to their reply, losing their first wicket inside two overs.
However, they recovered thanks to Bosman, who got a quick 78 to put the opposition on the back foot.
By the time he was out lbw Horley were 111-6 as Sikander Jajja had been taking wickets at the other end.
Barnett hit an important 34 not out and Ross Nel made 14 not out to see Horley home to claim a valuable important win.
Horley 1st XI 233-6 (44.2 overs), Southern Railway, Kenley and Selsdon 1st XI 229-2 (50 overs). Horley won by four wickets.
In a must-win game for Horley, as they bid to stay close to the front-runners in the league, they put Southern Rail, Kenley and Selsdon in on what looked like a good batting track.
That was confirmed by the opening partnership racing to 35 from the first five overs.
The old hand Trevor Stevens was brought into the attack and did just what was required to peg back the batsmen to around 3.5 runs an over by drinks. He finished with figures of 22 overs, five maidens, nought for 85.
The first wicket to fall in the SRKS innings went to Jordan Robins, who bowled well in tandem with Stevens with figures of seven overs, one wicket for 22 runs.
Skipper Charlie Robins brought himself back on and took a wicket towards the end of the innings but SRKS set an imposing total of 229, with their opening batsman Jon Coles finishing on a terrific 143 not out having been given a lifeline on 66.
Having to score 230 from 45 overs, Horley’s reply started strongly with an untried opening pair of Matthew Gainsford (48) and Richard Waddington (19) scoring at 6.5 an over in a stand of 55.
Waddington was dismissed and in came Man of the Match Ross Nel, who carried on scoring at a good rate to make 64, with notable partnerships with John Barnett (24) and Stuart MacPherson (33).
Whilst pacing the innings well, Horley found themselves needing 36 from the last five overs. Jordan Robins came to the crease and hit 23 from 11 balls to ensure Horley got over the line in the final over, and he did so in fine fashion with a six off his legs to win the game.
Horley are now fourth in the Surrey League Division One table, having been promoted into this division at the end of last season, and on Saturday they have a crunch game against third-placed Sheen Park.
Horley 1st XI lost by seven wickets at Claygate in their Surrey County League 1st XI Division One match. Horley made 186-7, with Danyal Razzaq top-scoring on 71 and Bem Remfry making 41. Claygate lost just three wickets in getting to 190 in 34.3 overs.