Horley 1’s 190
Leighton Buzzard 2’s 96
Horley maintained their record as the only unbeaten Cherwell League team as they concluded the season with a 94 run victory over Leighton Buzzard 2’s.
Opting to bat first, stand-in skipper Dave Clark (54) led from the front scoring a quick fire half century before being the 5th wicket to fall with the score on 86-5. As Rhiaan Krynauw (6-38) tore through Horley’s top order it took some resolute defence from Adam Webb (18) and Nick Tarrant (14) to stem the rot and turn the game back in Horley’s favour. Jon Hart (36) and Dave Eaton (17) moved the score on quickly with some big hitting but both holed out as Horley were bowled out for the first time this season.
Buzzard were soon on the back foot though as a blistering open spell from Adam Webb (3-29) reduced the visitors to 12-3. Darren De Bruyn (6-48) was not to be denied either as the next three wickets followed in quick succession leaving the game all but over at 36-6. Only Krynauw (60) provided any sort of resistance as De Bruyn continued to torment the tail with two more wickets. Krynauw’s defiant innings finally came to a close, along with the season, as De Bruyn took his 6th wicket.
Horley combined 1st & 2nd team points (375 & 322) totals also earned them the coveted Peter Baker Trophy for the Cherwell League Club of the Year.
The Chairman invites you all to an end of season promotion party in the pavilion around 7.30pm on Saturday.
Can I also take the opportunity to thank all the people who helped (too many to mention by name) and supported last Sunday with the Parents v Children match in the morning and President’s day in the afternoon. It was a brilliant day and we managed to raise £100 to donate to Cystic Fibrosis in the process. Well done to everyone.
David Beck – Chairman
Horley 2′s 107
Oxford 4′s 196
Horley 2′s suffered a heavy defeat at home to Oxford 4′s on Saturday in Cherwell League Division 7 but still secured promotion thanks to results elsewhere.
Oxford’s innings got off to a bizarre start as most of the team were delayed in arriving resulting in a makeshift batting order. Fiaz Mohammed (7-65) exploited the opportunity to take career best figures. However some late order hitting by Mubasher Hassan (87) saw Oxford post a competitive 196 despite the evergreen Richard Hart taking 3-46.
Horley’s innings never got going as only two batsmen made double figures against the pace of Usman Wahid (5-17). Dave Quinney (16) watched on as wickets tumbled around him before Imran Hussain (30*) struck some late boundaries to give the score an air of respectability at 107.
Despite only scoring 6 points, defeats for Cublington and Abingdon Vale saw Horley 2′s gain promotion for the 4th season running.
Blewbury & Wallingford 1′s 157
Horley 1′s 162-7
Horley clinched the Cherwell League Division 4 title with a week to spare against their closest rivals Blewbury & Wallingford on Saturday with a 3 wicket win.
Pete Papenfus (2-23) and Adam Webb (2-22) immediately put the Blewbury top order under pressure with some fast accurate bowling. The pressure finally paid off as Sam Pearce took a brace of slip catches and two more wickets fell to leave the hosts on 40-4. Robert Sessions (34) could only watch on as the introduction of Darren De Bruyn (4-58) saw stutter to 78-8, however a fine rearguard action by skipper Warren Ainsworth (28) saw Blewbury almost double their score in the last 10 overs to 157 with assistance from Ian Harris (17) and Charlie Sutton (15*).
Horley’s response once again got off to a slow start as Charlie Sutton (4-61) took the first four wickets leaving Horley doubting themselves on 54-4. A patient partnership of 80 between Jon Hart (52) and Dave Clark (47) looked to have given Horley certain victory before Hart chipped to cover after passing his half century. Clark soon followed to leave Horley needing a run-a-ball from the final 2 overs. Dave Eaton (10) calmed any potential nerves though, striking a 6 over mid wicket to win the match and the league.
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