Cricket: Strong set of results for Horndon

Horndon CC

Old Southendians 1xi 92-1
Horndon on the Hill 1xi 90 AO

Horndon’s league season got off to a bad start as they travelled to Garons Park for their first game. Old Souths won the toss and put Horndon into bat. A disastrous start by the visitors and some good bowling from Matt Austin left the visitors on 32-4. Horndon struggled to make any partnership’s with only Jack Walsh (21) making any real contribution as Horndon were bowled out for just 90. Andrew Mcgarry picked up 5 wickets with Austin taking 4. Old Souths made easy work of the deflated Horndon team, chasing the target in 21 overs, Max Craddock making 51.

Horndon on the Hill 2xi 191-3
Ardleigh Green 2xi 189ao

Horndon 2s made a fine start to the league season with a comfortable win against Ardleigh Green. Green batted first and were out for 189 with Mark Wills the pick of the Horndon bowlers taking 4 wickets. Horndon chased down the total with relative ease for the loss of only 3 wickets. James Stitson making his half century backed up by Rob Hutch and Dan Stone. Skipper Ryan Cutts made a fine contribution at the end to ensure 20 points.

Horndon on the Hill 3xi 198-5
Leigh on Sea 3xi 196-6

Horndon enjoyed success in their first game of the season welcoming Leigh on Sea. Horndon’s bowlers produced some fine work to restrict Leigh on Sea to 196-6. Openers Paget and Patmore were the pick of the Horndon bowlers with Patmore picking up 3 wickets. Horndon chased down their target in comfortable fashion. Paul Collis made 65 and was backed up by Mark Witts who hit a half century to win the game in just 30 overs.

Leigh on Sea 4xi 142-8
Horndon on the Hill 4xi 143-5

Horndon had a winning start to their season as they travelled to Leigh on Sea. Horndon restricted the home side to just 142 with some brilliant bowling from Rich Jasper going for just 4 runs of 8 overs. Derry Mathews picked up 3 wickets with some aggressive bowling. Horndon chased the total in just 25 overs. Alfie Thompson making 35 with Ed Philpot (22*) and Simon Rutland (33*) taking them over the line.

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