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.
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