Horley Under-14s finished their East Surrey Colts League season with a win in an eventful match against Capel.
Horley’s bowlers were on top throughout Capel’s innings. Harry Grimwood took the first wicket, caught by Tommy McKenna, then Luke Smith bowled the new batter for a duck and when Joseph Marshall bowled the number four for a duck, Capel were 30-3 in the tenth over.
Smith took a second wicket and Evan Grimwood, Ben Stewart and Joe English took one apiece while McKenna got a run-out and the visitors made just 95 from their 20 overs, with Fraser Brearley top-scoring on 16.
Horley’s reply had its ups and downs. They were 40-4 when Bailey Warren and Ryan Bunn came together at the wicket and Bunn turned out to be the star batsman, making 24 while Warren made 14. Their partnership took Horley to 87 for five before Warren was out and Horley seemed to be almost home and dry. They took their total to 95, but then gave themselves and their supporters a major fright by losing three wickets while looking for the solitary winning run. Marshall was bowled, then Brearley dismissed Bunn and Stewart from consecutive balls, but bowled a wide next ball to give Horley the win.