The 2021 season started with a bang for Norton in Hales CC 1st team! On a glorious day of weather both the 1st and 2nd team were involved in great games of cricket, Away at Porthill Park CC 2nd X1, the first team batted first and after a couple of wobbles reached a score of 166 all out. Adeel Khalid and Kashif Ali Moon top scoring with 41 and 29 respectively. In reply the bowling attack never let the home team batsmen settle and the home team were bowled out for 117. 3 wickets apiece for Mike Dyer, Jack Furnival and James Pringle doing the damage.
At home the 2nd team rattled up a score of 224 in their 40 overs against Hanford CC 2nd X1, Simon Dyer and Matt Lawrenson reaching their fifty. However in the last over to go in the second innings, Hanford required 8 to win. The first 3 balls were dot balls but then a six and a four in the next 2 balls won them the game. A great game to watch.
Next week the 1st team are at home to Stafford CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are away at Church Eaton CC, 1pm start. Please do come along and support.
Next weekend we have the Beer Festival, following Covid guidelines at the club from Friday evening until the end of Sunday. Many guest beers on offer for us all to sample. There will be a game of cricket at the cricket club on Sunday as well so we can take in beer and cricket. BBQ is also available on Saturday and Sunday. Please do come along.
The winner of this week’s Bonus Ball, Saturday 24th April 2021, Mr Alex Thorley, well done!!!!!!