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 2nd XI 229-6 (35.5 overs declared), Sheen Park 2nd XI 58 all out (29.4 overs), Surrey County League 2nd XI Division One, Saturday 8 June, Horley Row. Horley won by 171 runs.
A century by opener Andrew Thomas – his first for Horley – helped Horley 2nds kept up their 100% winning record in the league this season as they trounced Sheen Park 2nds.
Horley skipper Darren Croft chose to bat first and his top order made a steady start, making 70 off the first 22 overs. With two wickets down, Matt Gainsford joined opener Thomas and hit a quick 35 from 15 balls, while later on Andrew Burbidge made 39 from 17 balls.
All the while, Thomas had kept the scoreboard ticking over and when Horley passed the 200 mark with him on 98, Croft decided to delay his declaration until Thomas had reached his 100.
After Burbidge was dismissed, Jordan Robins hit a quick 11 and Thomas completed his fine century, ending up on 103 not out from 110 balls. When Robins was caught, Horley declared on 229 for six.
Horley’s opening bowlers, Chris Cosham and Matthew Puttick, kept it tight, with Cosham going for just five runs from six overs. Puttick got an early breakthrough and Horley’s bowlers then skittled out Sheen Park for just 58, with Darren Croft, Gainsford, Robins and Matthew Puttick taking two wickets each and Fizal Nadir one, while Burbidge got a run-out. Thomas, Croft, Anthony Puttick and Burbidge all took catches.
Horley 2nds remain joint top of the league and in the next three weeks will be well tested as they play the other sides in the top four. If they can continue their winning run, they will be in a great position.
Horley Under-14s 111-8 (20 overs), Crawley Down Under-14s 101-8 (20 overs), East Surry Colts League, Thursday 6 June, Horley Row. Horley won by ten runs.
Outstanding bowling and fielding took Horley Under-14s to their second league win of the season.
Horley’s innings had a fast start and finish. Opener Udith Molanguri top-scored with 31, his partner Alex Field scored 10, and down the order Evan Grimwood made 14 (12 balls), Luke Smith 12 (10 balls) and Ben Stewart 12 (seven balls).
Horley reached a total of 111 in their 20 overs, thanks partly to scoring 36 runs in the last four overs when Evan Grimwood, Smith and Stewart were all swinging the bat.
When Crawley Down replied, Joe English took a wicket with the first ball, caught by Evan Grimwood. Both English’s overs were maidens and he ran out one of Crawley Down’s most dangerous players, Alex Barker, with a long throw to wicket-keeper Bailey Warren.
Tommy McKenna also had a great day in the field, snapping up a direct-hit run-out, taking a catch off Field’s bowling and taking two wickets of his own in two balls, through excellent catches from Evan Grimwood and Field, who took a real steepler over his shoulder on the run.
Evan Grimwood took the other wicket, well caught by Harry Grimwood, while under-12s player William Hofmann bowled very well in his first match for this age-group, conceding just four runs from two overs. Crawley Down ended up on 101 for eight, giving Horley the win by ten runs.
Dorking Under-11s 73-11 (net 207) 20 overs, Horley Under-11s 149-4 (net 325) 20 overs. East Surrey Colts League, Monday, 3 June, Westhumble cricket ground. Horley won by 118 runs.
Horley Under-11s enjoyed a big ESCL win over Dorking U11s, making it three wins out of three for this team this season.
After losing an early wicket, Horley captain Khyan Patel steadied the ship and the team began to punish the Dorking bowlers with some great batting, most notably Aidan Spalding (15), Mathew Girling (16), Oscar Davies (20) and Ollie Millard (16). Dorking came back and took three more wickets before the end, leaving Horley with a net score of 325 to defend.
The opening bowlers Spalding and Dan Sired, both started with double-wicket maidens. The rest of the Horley team kept the Dorking batsman pinned to their crease with accurate bowling and sharp fielding. Further wickets fell to James Burgoyne (2), Davies (2), Mathew Girling and another two to Spalding and Horley won by 118 runs.
Horley Under-9s 312 (20 overs), Sutton Under-9s 283 (20 overs). East Surrey Colts League. Horley won by 30 runs.
Horley Under-9s avenged last week’s first round cup defeat to Sutton with a splendid league victory against them. Having been asked to bat Horley started conservatively, protecting their wickets before Jack James bludgeoned 33 off the last four overs of the innings to help Horley set a promising target of 313.
Sutton responded strongly and pushed the score along throughout their innings but calm heads and accurate bowling from Horley kept the runs in check.
Finlay Toward claimed two wickets and a great run out whilst Ethan Marks gave away just four runs off his two overs whilst getting a wicket. Ultimately the run rate became too much with Sutton finishing 30 runs short on 283.
Horley Under-11s 74 all out (17 overs), Sanderstead Under-11s 45 all out (9 overs), NEC League Two, Sunday 2 June, Smallfield CC.
Horley Under-11s maintained their winning start to their NEC League season with a convincing victory over Sanderstead.
Batting first, Horley lost a couple of early wickets before Ali Khan and Sonny Perkins steadied the ship. Artie Hoskins, with 10, and Henry Grimwood, with 13, were the only two Horley batters to reach double figures as Horley were bowled out for 74 in 17 overs.
Dan Sired and Khan then produced fast and accurate bowling to go through the Sanderstead top order, with the top four all failing to score. Sired took four of the first five wickets – three clean bowled and one lbw - and Khan picked up the other.
Sanderstead fought back but Ollie Millard joined the attack and took three wickets in one over and the inevitable victory was completed when Sam Terry and Joe Leaver took the last two wickets, to bowl Sanderstead out for 45 inside nine overs.
Dorking Under-10s 222-11 (net 367, 20 overs), Horley Under-10s 256-12 (net 396, 19 overs), Saturday 2 June, East Surrey Colts League, Westhumble Ground. Horley won by 29 runs.
Horley Under-10s made a rocky start to their match at Dorking, as the home team’s bowling was excellent, with Jessica Cooper taking four wickets as Horley’s first two pairs struggled to score.
In the 3rd pair Charlie Webber hit a couple of good fours, and then the fireworks came, with Edward Rhodes in the fourth pair hitting two big sixes in his score of 20. Jack James scored 7 in well-timed singles and in the final pair, Ryan Smith scored 14 off the bat, helping Horley to 256.
Horley showed great determination in the field and there were bowled wickets from Jonathan Limb (two), Jack James (two), Thomas Hitchman, Finley Jakins and Ryan Smith, plus four run-outs, including a direct hit from Jakins, with the others well taken by keeper Edward Rhodes.
Horley restricted Dorking to 222, for a comfortable win.
Old Rutlishians Under-15s 101 all out (23.4 overs), Horley Under-15s 217-3 (24 overs), NEC League, Sunday 2 June, Old Ruts. Horley won by 116 runs.
Horley opener Christian Kelly hit 113 not out (retired) as Horley’s Under-15s picked up a big win in the NEC League.
Kelly and Shae Meacher put on an opening stand of 82 and after Meacher was dismissed, Kelly continued to pepper the boundary with dozens of fours. With his powerful hitting, he gave a couple of chances – not least when he was dropped going for a six to reach 100 – but it was an excellent innings.
Cameron Newton made 19 and Aryan Patel was not out 27 as Horley ended up on 217 for three from their 24 overs.
Horley reduced Old Ruts to 21 for four inside five overs with Ben Cooper bowling both openers and Freddie Holland bowling the number three.
Cooper ended up with three wickets (3-28 from five overs) while Alex Field (2-11) and Jacob Burton – in his first game - picked up two each and Holland took a second in his second spell. Only three Old Ruts batters reached double figures as Horley bowled them out for just 101 runs to record their third NEC win out of three this season.
Horley Strollers 122-5 (23 overs), Sunbury 119 all out (22 overs), Sunday 2 June, Horley Row. Horley won by five wickets.
Horley’s Sunday Strollers achieved a comfortable win over Sunbury, bowling the visitors out for 119 in 22 overs and then passing that score for the loss of five wickets in the 23rd over.
Sunbury batted first and Callum Tester took two early wickets, then father and son Dave and Kieran Childs got one each to reduce the visitors to 46 for four.
Alex Field and Leon Watson joined the attack and cleaned up the remaining wickets, with one batter run out by Nick Waddington. Field, the youngest player at the age of 14, took two for 11 from three overs, including a wicket maiden, and Watson got the final two batsmen out off consecutive balls, so he will be on a hat-trick in the next game.
Horley’s openers made a strong start, with Kieran Childs making 26 and Saleem Nadir 23. After a couple of cheaper wickets, Naveed Sherwani and Tester saw Horley home with some lusty blows, making 25 not out and 16 not out respectively.
Long Ditton 2nd XI 138 all out (39.2 overs), Horley 2nd XI 140-4 (23.5 overs), Surrey County League 2nd XI Division One, Saturday 1 June, Long Ditton CC. Horley won by six wickets.
Horley Seconds made it five wins out of five this season with a six-wicket win at Long Ditton and are joint top of the Surrey County League 2nd Xi Division One.
After having no game last week, Horley were raring to go. They lost the toss for the fifth game running and were asked to bowl first, much to the skipper Darren Croft’s delight.
The opening bowlers didn't disappoint with some tight bowling, restricting the runs and there were a couple of early wickets for Matt Puttick.
The pressure was always on Long Ditton with an excellent display of fielding from the travelling side. Runs were hard to come by and wickets kept falling at regular intervals with Croft, Andrew Burbidge and Matt Gainsford taking a brace each.
Long Ditton set a low total of 138 from 38 overs and, under the rules of this timed match, Horley had 56 overs to chase their score.
Horley’s first two wickets fell quite cheaply with Stewart Warren (5) and Abdul Razzaq (1) heading back to the pavilion but the other opener, Andrew Thomas, hit an unbeaten 58, carrying his bat.
Burbidge hitting 42 off 18 balls at the end to seal the victory with plenty of time to spare.