Horley Under-15s 88-2 (14.2 overs), Oxted and Limpsfield Under-15s 86-9 (20 overs), East Surrey Colts League, Wednesday 24 July, Horley Row. Horley won by eight wickets.
Horley Under-15s finished their East Surrey Colts League Division One season as runners-up in the table after beating Oxted and Limpsfield in their last match. They ended up just one point behind league champions Banstead, who beat Reigate Priory in their last game.
Freddie Holland bowled superbly in the win over Oxted, taking five wickets for just nine runs in his four overs. He started with a double-wicket maiden, then took two more wickets in his second over, bowling Matt Thomas with a particularly superb delivery.
Holland returned later in the match to dismiss opener Jocelyn Heaver, who was on 26., with his last ball.
Harry Grimwood took two wickets, both bowled, Udith Molanguri one, and Alex Field claimed the last wicket, caught by Shae Meacher, as Horley restricted Oxted to just 86-9 in their 20 overs.
Knowing a win would give them a chance of being champions – depending on Banstead’s result – Horley were keen to make short work of the chase, but both openers fell relatively cheaply and Horley were 25-2 when Meacher joined Aryan Patel at the crease.
Meacher was batting with a leg injury and finding running between the wickets very difficult, but he overcame this problem to hit some fine shots and made his highest-ever score of 28 not out, including six fours.
Patel ended up on 30 not out as this pair saw Horley home with 5.4 overs to spare.
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