Horley Under-9s 289-8 (20 overs), Oxted and Limpsfield Under-9s 329-8 (20 overs). Oxted and Limpsfield won by 40 runs.
Horley put the opposition into bat and Riley Hill made an early breakthrough helped by an excellent catch by Finley Jakins. It wasn’t long before Jakins claimed his second victim, this time as bowler with a delivery that, in the words of team mate Coby Warren, “exploded the stumps”!
Oxted and Limpsfield’s batsmen then settled in, hitting several fours and sixes before Thomas Hitchman made the catch of the day. The visitors soon lost a fourth and fifth wicket, this time to Ruben and Beau Money respectively.
Hitchman then claimed his second wicket with an incredible direct hit throw for a run out. Ryan Smith claimed the final wicket as Oxted and Limpsfield finished on 329.
Horley knew this would be a tough score to beat so took every opportunity to run singles. Hill hit several confident fours, as did Smith who also struck his first six. Alex Mutton also hit a couple of fours but the target set by Oxted and Limpsfield proved too high as Horley finished 40 runs short.
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