Success! A brilliant day for Norton-in-Hales CC 1st XI playing at home against Moddershall CC. Norton losing the toss & put in to bat first against a strong bowling attack. Scoring runs proving to be difficult. Early wickets tumbled but some middle order resistance and excellent batting from Callum Claydon hitting 44 runs helping the team to a total of 167 runs.
The visitors batted facing excellent bowling with Norton piling on the pressure and soon to follow was the falling of wickets. Magnificent bowling from Zafar Iqbal 7/31 and Michael Dyer 3/20 with hard working fielding leading to the home team winning by 84 runs.
Norton-in-Hales CC 2nd XI away to Moddershall 2nds proved to be a low scoring affair. Norton won the toss and elected to field. The bowling attack remained consistent throughout the innings giving away little runs and seeing a steady fall of wickets restricting the home side to an all out run total of only 52. Pick of the bowling being Paul Evans 6/15, Matt Riley 3/5 and hard working Eddie Warrington adding pace to the attack & taking a wicket.
Norton chasing a very low total got off to a poor start batting, losing early wickets although the scoreboard was kept ticking over. Wickets continued to fall… Poor form continued but stubborn batting from in form Eddie Warrington finishing with 19 runs not out. Eddie with the help of the batting tail managing with a struggle to reach the total to win the match.
A double win for Norton-in-Hales CC. Same again next match!