Horley Cricket Club is pleased to announce an exciting new sponsorship agreement. Plus One Personnel’s Banbury branch have agreed to sponsor their First Team for the rest of the 2014 season through to the end of the 2015 season. Also included is part sponsorship of the ground.
Our pictures show the presentation of the shirts and ground banner by Claire Kingsbury and Stuart Moore, of Plus One Personnel to the Club’s Chairman David Beck and Dave Taylor, First Team captain. The other picture shows the First Team proudly wearing the new shirts at a recent game.
Chairman David Beck said ‘We are very happy and excited about this agreement and thank Plus One Personnel for their support which will help us with our plans for the development of cricket at the Club.’
Plus One Personnel CEO Claire Kingsbury commented “At Plus One we believe it is important to be a part of the local community and are delighted to support such a thriving local club as Horley Cricket. The first team have had a fantastic season so far and we are looking forward to sharing their successes for the rest of the 2014 season and into 2015.”
Great Brickhill 2′s 95
Horley made light work of a poor Great Brickhill 2nd XI side who are languishing just above the relegation zone.
Pete Papenfus (3-25) and Dave Eaton (3-38) set the early tone as Brickhill were reduced to 25-4 from the opening 19 overs which included 10 maidens. Only some middle order hitting from Tristan Hardy (22) was the only innings that gave the scoreboard an air of respectability as Jon Hart (2-29) and Adam Webb (1-1) came on to wrap up the tail leaving Brickhill with an uncompetitive total of 95.
A reshuffled batting line up saw Alex Short (7) and Matthew Brice (7) open the batting but both found it tough going against Brickhill’s skipper Lee Morgon (1-15) as Horley were reduced to 19-2 from 13 overs. Steve Palmer (46) and Sam Pearce (27*) then set about a destruction of Brickhill’s change bowlers as Horley advanced at more than a run a ball into the 90’s. Palmer, attempting to stay on strike to achieve his 50, was run out with just 6 needed allowing Horley’s senior statesman Nick Tarrant to ease his team over the line.
Horley’s greatest challenge came from the weather on Saturday as they crushed Chearsley by 7 wickets in Cherwell League Division 4.
The match had barely got underway before the rain came down forcing the players from the field for around two and a half hours. An early tea was taken and play resumed at 3.50pm with a 40/24 over split.
Horley knew that any more delays in the first innings would almost surely end the game and set about taking quick wickets. Pete Papenfus (5-34) found just enough movement to beat the bat resulting in 3 LBWs and a bowled before claiming the prize scalp of Neil Davies caught behind. Dave Eaton (2-23) bowled a tight spell at the other end to reduce the home side to 31-7 after 17 overs.
A brief cameo from the evergreen Larry Warr (25) took the score onto 69. With rainclouds afoot the introduction of Steve Palmer (1-1) and Jon Hart (2-6) was enough to wrap up the tail moments before a huge downpour during the change of innings.
As Horley’s innings commenced the sun emerged, but Ed Holland made the most of the greasy surface bowling both Horley openers as Horley stuttered on 11-2. Sam Pearce (7) and Dave Clark (53*) steadied the ship taking Horley onto 39 before Pearce holed out in the deep. Clark continued his rich vein of form striking seven 4′s and two 6′s as he and skipper Dave Taylor saw Horley home in the 17th over for a 7 wicket win.