Horley 1st XI Saturday 20th July, Surrey County League Division One, Archbishop Tenison's Sportsground
Horley 1st XI 159-9 (42 overs), Old Tenisonians 93-7 (37 overs), Surrey County League Division One, Saturday 20 July, Archbishop Tenison’s Sportsground. Timed winning draw to Horley.
Horley are still top of the Surrey County League Division One table despite not having won for three matches now. A string of wins has been followed in the last three weeks by a loss and two draws, the latest of which came at Old Tenisonians on Saturday.
Rain delayed the start so the match was shortened by 17 overs. Horley lost the toss and were put in to bat, but Guy Derham and Ben Remfry got them off to a nice start until Derham was run out on 39.
Remfry finished on 29 and Horley’s run-rate was then steady through to the end of their innings as they finished on 159-9 from 42 overs.
Matt Gainsford made 31 and Ross Nel 25.
Tenisonians were left with 37 overs to bat. Taking the old ball, Trevor Stevens got an early breakthrough for Horley and after Horley switched to the new ball wickets fell at gradual intervals but the visitors did not manage to get the 10 wickets required for the win.
Tenisonians finished at 93-7, with the best bowling figures from Stevens who took three wickets for 12 in eight overs. Derham got two wickets and brothers Charlie and Jordan Robins one each.
Horley will look to get back to winning ways at third-placed Putney this Saturday.
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