Horley Under-12s finished their league season with a welcome win which will hopefully boost their confidence for the challenges to come in the Sussex Festival next month.
Horley were asked to field first and gave away a lot of extras, while Sanderstead capitalised on the short boundary to score when they had the chance.
Joseph Barton bowled the only maiden over of the match while Taylor Brooks took the only wicket for Horley (stumped by Bailey Warren) and didn’t give away any extras to end with figures of 1-8 from two overs.
Sanderstead scored 40 from the last four overs to set an imposing total, so Horley knew they would have to bat well to win.
Harry Grimwood and Evan Grimwood (no relation) made a steady start before the former was bamboozled by a spinner and bowled.
Evan Grimwood survived a couple of scares and hit five boundaries before retiring on 26 from 22 balls.
Joe English and Ben Stewart both made good starts but were both caught and Horley were struggling to keep up with the required run-rate until Warren and Hugo Hobbs came to the wicket. They put together a massive partnership of 60, with Hobbs hitting two huge sixes before he retired on 25 from 14 balls.
Horley still needed 20 runs to win but had plenty of time and Warren played the leading role to see them home with an over to spare, finishing on 20 not out from 27 balls.
Hobbs was named Player of the Match.