Horley Under-13s 79-1 (7.5 overs), Reigate Priory Under-13s 77-7 (20 overs). Horley won by nine wickets.
Just 24 hours later, at the same venue, Horley strolled to victory over a Priory team consisting of only nine players, all of whom were under-12s.
Horley’s line-up included five under-12s and one under-11, but they were far too strong for Priory and the match was never a contest.
Leah Lane opened the bowling with a maiden and while Alex Field conceded more runs at the other end, he took the first wicket with a caught and bowled.
Udith Molanguri clean bowled the other Reigate opener and Joe English clean bowled batters three and four, dismissing the first from the last ball of his first over – a maiden – and the second from the first ball of his second.
Joseph Barton took the fifth wicket in the 14th over, clean bowled, and Bailey Warren matched him in the next over. Molanguri picked up his second wicket in the final over.
With only 77 to chase down, Horley were hot favourites to win and Evan Grimwood and English – both under-12s players – were chosen to open and attacked from the start.
Grimwood played a terrific innings and retired not out on 32 from 17 balls, including seven boundaries. English ended up on 20 not out (12 balls) and Will Agombar, playing his first match for Horley, helped him see the team home, striking three confident fours to finish on 12 not out.
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