Horley beat Sandford (Bernard Tollett Cup)

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Sandford 130-6
Horley 131-5

Horley advanced into the 2nd round of the Bernard Tollett (Oxfordshire) Cup with a 5 wicket demolition of Sandford in difficult windy conditions at Ledwell Road. Darren De Bruyn (1-15 from 4) and Dave Eaton (0-18 from 4) kept it tight, limiting the big hitting Steven Dobson to 30 before Nick Tarrant (3-23 from 4) came on to rip the heart out the middle order. Sandford skipper Chris Thompson hit a late 36 to take the Sandford score up to a respectable 130.

The Horley innings got off to a flying start as Dave Taylor and Jon Hart plundered 49 from the power play overs. Once Hart departed for 25, Dave Clark (16) and Mike Kelly (20) continued to score freely before Dave Eaton (23*) and Nick Tarrant (14*) saw Horley home in the 17th over despite the best efforts of Chris Thompson (3-25).