Overseas ace Henry hits 99 on Horsham debut

HORSHAM Cricket Club’s new overseas star Matthew Henry got off to a brilliant start this weekend, with a fine all round display, including 99 not out as he helped Horsham to a two wicket victory against Eastbourne.

Henry, who has come over from New Zealand where he plays for Canterbury, made the perfect start with both bat and ball as he looks to follow in the footsteps of last seasons’ overseas player Richard Sherlock.

The youngster hit seven sixes and five fours in a stunning batting innings as well as taking two key wickets to prove exactly why he has made four first class appearances already in his career.

Henry said: “The first game was great fun and it’s very good to get a win under the belt, all the boys played really well, and I was happy with my performance.

“I see myself as a bowling all rounder, but I’m trying to advance my game and become a better batsman.”

It was Henry’s first game of the season, after being rested during pre-season due to only just completing his season back home with Canterbury but he was in fine form as he took the key opening wicket.

He added: “When I came to England, I had only just finished my season at home, so I am being eased into it again.

“Everyone has been really welcoming and helpful. Hopefully I can do well for the club and do what they want me to do. Horsham is a fantastic club with great facilities, playing here is important for my development.”