Norton-in-Hales CC 1st XI visited Hanford CC on Saturday May 2nd. Hanford CC winning the toss and electing to field. Norton losing early wickets followed by some positive batting lower down the order. Zafar Iqbal hitting 80 runs including 5 fours and 6 sixes. A good contribution from Kyle Morgan with 30 runs and Simon Line adding 24 runs to the total. Norton finishing the innings with a respectable 211 runs.
The home side batted and lost early wickets giving Norton hope but stubborn middle order batting proved difficult to remove for the hard working bowlers. A home win for Hanford by 4 wickets. A tough day for Norton’s bowlers with Zafar finishing on 3/86 and Kyle Morgan 2/50.
Valuable batting & bowling points was gained from the match keeping the team in contention at the top of the division.
Norton-in-Hales CC 2nd XI match at home against Hanford CC 2nd XI was abandoned due to the persistent rain.