Norton-in-Hales 1st XI welcomed Wedgwood CC for the Saturday afternoon spectacular. Norton losing the toss and was put in to bat. The in-form team scoring runs freely, Luke Claydon (19) getting the side of to a start. Noteable run makers being Simon Ellwell (56) Kyle Morgan (39) and highlighted by a blazing century from Zafar Iqbal (109). The Captain declaring on 264 for 7 off 50.3 overs.
After tea the team set about the opposition with the bowling attack looking strong, Kyle Morgan (3/39) removing early wickets and assisted by Luke Claydon (2/25). The star of the show being Zafar Iqbal (5/23) going on to take five wickets to add to his monumental batting efforts.
Norton finishing off the away team and winning the match by 137 runs.
The weather remained sunny all afternoon. The evening developed and the BBQ was lit, the players, families and spectators was in good spirits socialising on the Clubhouse patio.
On Sunday morning Norton-in-Hales under 17’s entertained Moddershall CC. Norton winning the toss and electing to field. The bowling attack struggled to remove the openers but determination eventually helping the home side to a well earned break through. Tom Furnival (3/19) being the leading wicket taker and assisted by tight bowling from team mates. The opposition completed the allocated overs with a total of 138 for 7 wickets.
Norton batters dug in with an excellent opening partnership from Joel Clark (54) and Jack Furnival (75) both not out taking Norton to a convincing 10 wicket win against a very good side.
Looking forward to another strong performance from the teams next weekend…