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 Under-15s 176-6 (20 overs), Merstham Under-15s 115-5 (20 overs).Horley won by 61 runs.
Horley Under-15s made a winning start to their East Surrey Colts League season with a strong all-round performance against Merstham.
Joe Willis, a new recruit for Horley, who plays age-grade cricket for Sussex and adult cricket for Horsham, hit a 29-ball 55 on debut. His knock included four sixes – one of which went out of the ground – and seven fours, and by finishing with a six he made the highest possible score for an individual batsman in this age group, as the retirement mark is 50.
Horley’s total of 176 for six from 20 overs included an unbeaten 37 from Zack Collins and 31 for Aryan Patel, while Bailey Warren was unlucky to be run-out at the non-strikers end for 17 when a powerful shot from Collins ricocheted off the bowler’s leg and hit the stumps.
Horley’s opening bowlers, Freddie Holland and Alex Field, kept it tight. After starting with a maiden, Field bowled Luca Retter in his second over and Ben Cooper had Aditya Chougule caught by Harry Grimwood, before Grimwood himself bowled Edward Cecil.
Wicket keeper Christian Kelly produced a bit of smart work to collect a throw from Willis and run out Liam Barry, and after James Cripps (38 not out) and Matthew Greaves (21) put on a 46-run partnership for the next wicket, Holland had Greaves caught by Collins. Merstham finished well short of their target on 115 for five.