Norton-in-Hales 1st XI played at home entertaining Hanford CC 1st XI. Norton looking for another win to keep in line as division title winning contenders. Norton winning the toss and electing to bat. An excellent all round batting performance developed with runs being scored by most batsman. The team declaring on 240 for 9 wickets.
After tea, Norton’s bowlers stuck to the task and removed early wickets leaving the visitors trailing. Bowling highlights from Zafar Iqbal 7 for 47 and Michael Dyer 3 for 47.
The visitors being bowled out for 147 leaving Norton with a good win by 93 runs.
Norton-in-Hales 2nd XI travelled to Hanford CC 2nd’s in search of a much needed victory. Norton winning the toss and electing to bat. A strong team performance was to follow.
Batting highlights from Jack Warrington 44 and Rob Warrington 42. Norton posting a credible score of 178 runs for the opposition to chase.
Norton’s bowlers fired from all cylinders with excellent bowling from Matt Riley 3 for 19 and Eddie Warrington 4 for 6 including a Hat-Trick – A good day for the Warrington family and to top the day off C Warrington winning the Clubs ‘Bonus Ball’!
Norton winning the game by a resounding 119 runs.
After the matches the BBQ was lit at the Club. Members & families enjoyed a pleasant social evening helped by the favourably evening sunny weather…
Sunday saw the Norton-in-Hales Under 17’s travel to Moddershall CC. The team not performing with the bat as the team has been accustomed to in recent games.
The bowlers toiled hard but was unable to remove some stubborn batting. It was encouraging to see an excellent fielding display.
Norton losing by 7 wickets.
The team in good spirits and sure to return to winning ways next Sunday at home against Stone CC Under 17’s.