Saturday saw the beginning of the new football season for some of our local teams.
Crawley Town made a disappointing start to the new League 2 campaign after losing their first match of the season 2-1 away to Carlisle United.
In the Combined Counties Premier Division, Redhill lost 2-1 away to Molesey in their first game.
A new season and a new division for Horley Town as they transfer in a lateral move to the Southern Combination Premier Division. It was a good start for Horley winning 2-0 at home to Hassocks FC. Playing in the same Division as Horley, Lingfield also gained three points winning 3-0 away to East Preston.
August’s Cricket Chat Show features David Gentles from South Nutfield and Ray Watson from Banstead chatting about their clubs, while Tim, David and pundit Jim Grant run out of time discussing the World Cup, the Ashes, the local leagues and the counties!
Week Eleven’s local league cricket is rather outshone by the afterglow of England’s World Cup triumph: but Ashley Middleton makes 165 not out as Outwood crush Meopham, and Rilwan Mohammed takes 6-11, including the hat trick, as Crawley Eagles bowl out Rottingdean for 36 in 13.1 overs.
Week ten of league cricket sees one or two successful sides falter, but Newdigate beat the table-toppers, South Nutfield and Reigate Priory sail on, there’s a maiden club hundred for Dru Tunstall at Outwood, and another big milestone’s passed at Horley, this time by Deepal Ahangama who’s in town from Sri Lanka.