Horley 1st Xl 84-1 (15.1 overs), Old Tennysonians 1st Xl 83 all out (28.1 overs). Horley won by nine wickets.
Horley picked up their second successive County League win, set up by an excellent performance in the field.
Old Tennysonians won the toss and elected to bat but that proved to be a high spot for their afternoon as the Horley bowlers maintained discipline and dismissed them for 83.
Skipper Charlie Robins opened the bowling and set an excellent example, claiming two wickets for 13 in an opening seven-over spell. He was well supported by Guy Derham who claimed one for 20.
With a smart run out from Richard Waddington, Horley had the visitors four wickets down after 14 overs.
Sam Remfry and Trevor Stevens replaced the opening bowlers and maintained the pressure. Sam Remfry claimed two for 26 in seven overs and Stevens enticed the batsmen to find the fielders with two for 20 from his spell.
Matt Ware claimed an unlikely run out and Jordan Robins wrapped up the innings, claiming the final wicket with his first ball.
Horley’s enthusiasm and athleticism in the field had clearly put pressure on the opposition.
After a short break for rain, the Horley openers set about chasing the sub-par total. Ben Remfry clearly wanted a prompt finish and scored a quick 37, which included some shots of real class.
When he was out, brother Sam joined Waddington in the middle and they saw the home team to victory in 15 overs. Waddington ended up on 33 not out and Sam Remfry 11 not out.
Next week Horley travel to Putney and anticipate a stronger challenge.
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