Sanderstead Under-9s 318 (20 overs), Horley Under-9s 290 (20 overs). Sanderstead won by 28 runs.
Horley batted well in their first game of the season but were unable to take enough wickets to restrict Sanderstead’s reply.
In this age-group, pairs of players bat for four overs and are docked four runs if they get out. The total starts on 200 for each innings.
Horley’s two opening pairs of Ruben and Beau Money followed by Coby Warren and Thomas Hitchman struggled to post runs as they faced quick balls and strong fielding from Sanderstead.
Jack James struck two fours in quick succession and stole some quick singles with Riley Hill.
Similarly Ryan Smith and Charlie Webber ran well, though the highlight had to be Webber scoring two fours from two consecutive deliveries.
The final pair, Alex Mutton and Luke Benjamin, were the most productive, with Mutton’s score of 21 including two sixes and a four.
Sanderstead only scored two runs off the opening over from James, but their total slowly crept up after that.
Horley were unfortunate not to hold on to some catches and it wasn’t until the penultimate over that they took their one and only wicket, clean bowled by Mutton. Webber kept wicket well in his first game for the club.