Horsham win with ease as Munday takes six wickets

Horsham's Michael Munday claimed figures of 6-35 on Saturday
Horsham's Michael Munday claimed figures of 6-35 on Saturday

Horsham continued to apply pressure to the frontrunners in the Premier Division as they efficiently picked apart relegation favourites Hastings & St Leonards Priory.

Hastings opted to bat first, and Horsham’s Michael Munday churned out an impressive 18 overs, taking an economical and ruthless 6-35 in the process.

Opener Travis Muller removed two of Hastings’s top order in an equally miserly spell of 2-11.

The only real batting resistance came from Hastings captain George Campbell, who endured 121 deliveries to make 50 before falling to Munday.

In an innings that only saw two other batsmen manage double figures, Hastings were polished off for 124 runs.

In response, Ben Shoare took the plaudits for Horsham with a boundary-peppered 64 not out, with James Johnson scoring a diligent 34 in support as Horsham achieved their winning total in 28 overs.

Horsham captain Sam Attfield said: “I was very pleased with 30 points and to win fairly convincingly, it’s always nice to get 30 points and even more so in that fashion.

“Michael Munday was really good and it is good to have him back firing like last year and earlier this season.

“Hopefully, he will be very important to us, but we do have plenty of other bowlers.

“Michael is massive for us as everyone knows – including the opposition – his importance and quality.

“Ben Shoare batted very well up the top for 60-odd not not. We knew we wanted to lose as little wickets as possible to help us knock it off. It was a very professional performance.”