Southern Railway, Kenley and Selsdon 2nd XI 143-9 (49 overs), Horley 2nd XI 157 all out (46.4 overs). Winning draw, Horley 8 points, SRKS 6
On a track that was under-prepared, Horley’s batsmen had to dig deep to set a decent total before Fizal Nadir ripped through SRKS with six wickets. It wasn’t quite enough for a win, but it was a moral victory.
Fizal Nadir, opening for Horley with his son Saleem Nadir, pulled the first ball of the day for four but was then out for six.
Saleem batted on to top score with 42 not out, and number four Chris Cosham joined him in a partnership of 60, sending an array of shots to all parts of the ground and making 33 before he was out lbw.
Stewart Warren came in at five and made a handy 26 while the opposition toiled in the sunshine. Farris Chaudry took a hat-trick to wrap up the innings in the 47th over with Horley on 157.
Horley’s bowlers were soon making inroads into to SRKS batting. Tom Livermore made the early breakthrough with a caught and bowled and finished with figures of seven overs, three maidens, 11 runs, one wicket.
Fizal Nadir then set about destroying the hosts’ line-up with a six-wicket haul for 37 runs from 15 overs. Darren Croft (11-5-22-1) helped to stem the flow of runs at the other end and was rewarded with one wicket. Skipper and opener Stuart Kemp top-scored for SRKS with 71.
Horley remain third in the league.
Horley 2nd XI 207 all out (43.3 overs), Roehampton 2nd XI 212-9 (50 overs). Roehampton won by five runs.
Horley Seconds lost narrowly to Roehampton in a thrilling finish to a high-scoring game.
Horley put Roehampton into bat and dropped some early catches, so the visitors took full advantage reaching 175 for two from their first 35 overs.
From there Horley fought back with a superb long haul bowling performance from Tom Livermore finishing with figures of 19 overs, four maidens, five wickets for 74 runs.
He was amply supported by Rob Rigby who took two wickets to restrict Roehampton to 212 from their 50 overs.
Dave Hyde (33) and Richard Waddington (69) propelled Horley‘s reply to a flying start with 77 runs coming from the first seven overs.
Hyde was dismissed lbw but Horley continued scoring quickly with Andrew Burbidge hitting 14 runs from his first three balls.
Waddington was out just before drinks and more wickets fell just after.
With all results possible in the closing stages, Horley were dismissed five runs short, despite notable contributions from Burbidge (28) and Rigby (23).
Next week Horley, who are fourth in the table, play front runners Kenley.
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.
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.
Horley 2nd XI 134-4 (26.5 overs), Churt 131 all out (44.5 overs). Horley won by six wickets.
Horley got their league season off to a fine start with a comfortable win over Churt.
Horley lost the toss and were asked to field first on a softish wicket. The Churt opening pair reached a 50 partnership before losing their first wicket.
After a bowling change the runs started to dry up and Darren Croft took the first of his three wickets. With runs difficult to come by Churt struggled to boost their scoring rate and lost wickets at regular intervals.
Stewart Warren bagged three, including a double wicket maiden to end Churt’s innings. Fizal Nadir and Chris Cosham took the other wickets for Horley, plus a runout from Croft.
After tea, Horley started their innings strongly with a good opening partnership between Sam Bracken and Ben Remfry.
Remfry was out for 13 and Dave Hyde joined Bracken at the crease and this pair took the game away from Churt, scoring freely until Bracken was run out for 58 and Hyde caught for 41.
These breakthroughs came too late for Churt and Horley romped home a comfortable victory for the first league game of the season.
*Horley 1st XI lost by 59 runs at Wandgas in their first league match after promotion to the Surrey County League Division One. Wandgas made 169-7 in 45 overs and Horley fell short in their reply, dismissed for 110 in 38.3 overs.
Next Saturday (12 May) Horley 1sts play at home against Effingham.