Horley 2nd XI 181-6 (45 overs), Churt 2nd XI 84 all out (26.1 overs). Horley won by 97 runs.
Horley 2nd XI made it two league wins out of two with a comfortable victory over Churt.
Put into bat, Horley openers Andrew Thomas and Stewart Warren started off steadily with a 30-run partnership in very difficult batting conditions until Thomas mistimed a delivery which seemed to hang in the pitch and edged to cover for 16.
Top-scorer Abdul Razzaq (44) joined Warren at the crease and helped rebuild the innings, losing Warren (27) just before drinks in the 22nd over. At 85-2 at the halfway mark Horley were hoping to reach a par score of 160.
As the sun came out the runs started to flow. Fizal Nadir made 32 and as Horley went on the attack towards the end of their 45 overs they lost wickets quickly, with Chris Sellicks taking an impressive five for 25 from eight overs.
Churt’s reply never really got going, with Horley’s opening bowlers Tom Livermore and Chris Cosham finding a decent amount of swing and the pitch working to their advantage.
Livermore achieved his best-ever bowling figures, taking six for 23 from nine overs and Cosham took two for 28 from his nine, leaving Churt – who only had ten players - in big trouble on 38-8.
Sellicks then came in and put on a tidy partnership with his skipper Alex Rogan, but the game was too far gone and Jack Jee took a catch off skipper Darren Croft to wrap up the Churt innings for just 84.
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