Category Archives: SUSY Sport

Cricket: More success in the Surrey Slam for Newdigate Ninjas

This week there’s another win for Newdigate Ninjas, the Joey Benjamin Memorial Match concludes the Reigate Priory Cricket Week, Horley beat the league leaders, and both South Nutfield sides win again, with an undefeated hundred for Chris Walker.

Photo courtesy of the Newdigate Ninjas Ladies

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Horley CC Fun Day

Children and adults from Horley Cricket Club enjoyed a fabulous Fun Day at the club on Friday 23 July and raised £1,500 for their £40,000 appeal for a new two-lane practice net to be built at the Horley Row ground.

The appeal got an extra boost at the event when the club’s long-time generous sponsor, Keymex, donated £5,000 to the total, with owner Richard Stephenson handing a cheque to club chairman Colin Terry, surrounded by delighted adult and junior players.

The day was well attended, with everyone enjoying the inflatables, water games, cricket games and barbecue. Colin Terry said: “It was a roaring success and we will make it even better next year. It was a great day for the club. To get the donation from Keymex was a big step forward to getting the nets and a wonderful gesture to help the club and the community we are part of. We would also like to say big thanks to Horley Spinal Health for their sponsorship and to Tesco, Waitrose and Specsavers for providing raffle prizes.”

Horley are well on the way to the project’s total cost of £40,000 with grants from Sport England, Raven Housing, the Gatwick Community Fund, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, plus the new gift from Keymex and £500 from Horley Spinal Health. Planning permission has already been granted for the project.

Photo courtesy of Jay Christianson Photography
Report by Horley Cricket Club

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Weight gains average half a stone during lockdown

A Public Health England survey of around 5000 people has shown that more than 40% of adults have gained an average of half a stone in weight during the pandemic.

Image credit: Getty Images/BBC

Snacking and comfort eating were given as the main contributor by about half of those who said they were fatter.

PHE are now running a Better Health campaign, which offers free support and guidance on how to lose excess weight and become active using a 12-week plan.

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Pickleball Comes To Horley

Photo credit:  Horley Town Council.  Photo shows Pickleball Ladies and Gents

A new sport has arrived in Horley! 

Horley Recreation Ground has a Pickleball Court – the first outdoor court in the Borough.  It is situated on one of the tennis courts which has additional distinctive blue court markings for the game.

Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis and can be played as singles or doubles.

The rules of the game can be found at pickleballengland.org.

Photo credit:  Horley Town Council.  Photo shows Pickleball lines on a tennis court.