Horley 2nd XI 155-6 (35.4 overs), Chaldon 2nd XI 154 all out (34.4 overs). Horley won by four wickets.
Chaldon opted to bat but Tom Livermore – returning after a five week injury – bowled really tightly as he opened the attack for Horley and Chaldon were soon in trouble.
Livermore dismissed the number two batsman for eight, caught by Andrew Burbidge, and had the number four lbw for a duck. At the other end colts player Aryan Patel (aged 14) was also bowling well. He bowled the number three, had the other opener caught by Naveed Sherwani and then dismissed the number five, caught and bowled.
Another 14-year-old colt, Zack Collins, came on to take a wicket and Abdul Razzaq picked up the last three, caught by Archie Longley, Collins and Adam Razzaq, dismissing Chaldon for 154.
Father and son Abdul and Adam Razzaq opened the batting and unfortunately Adam was out first ball. Saleem Nadir came in and supported Abdul for a while until Razzaq got an inside edge and was caught behind.
Patel batted at five and looked really comfortable facing adult bowling. He supported Saleem well until Saleem ran himself out, then Burbidge came to the crease and enjoyed a solid partnership with Patel until the colt was caught for 14.
In came Collins, who again really supported Burbidge even to the point where these two ran six runs, before Collins chipped one back to the bowler to fall for 19.
Naveed Sherwani came to the crease and made a quick 19 and Burbidge reached his fifty before Horley secured the win. Skipper Darren Croft was impressed with the colts and delighted with a great team performance all round.
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