Both the Saturday Senior teams ground out wins to bag maximum points on another warm sunny day. The 1st team were at home to Caverswall CC, batting first the home team got off to a great start, reaching 56 for the first wicket. However by the time the score had reached 105 we had lost 6 wickets. A couple of short cameos got the score to 151 before all out. Top scores of the day were Jack Furnival (29) and Joe Wagg (23).
It was not long before the Caverswall CC batsmen were in trouble from the Norton in Hales bowlers. Once the score hit 21, it all went wrong for the batting team with Kashif Ali Moon (5-23) ripping through. Ewan Farnell and James Pringle chipping in with 2 apiece as well, plus 1 from Mike Dyer saw Caverswall CC all out for 78.
The 2nd team were away at Wood Lane CC, asked to bowl first they struggled to take early wickets. A 50 run opening partnership before the first wicket. The bowlers then brought good control and reduced the home team to total of 147/7 off their 40 overs. 2 wickets apiece for Simon Line and Jamie Shaw, plus 1 apiece for Paul Evans and Scott Lawrenson.
The Norton in Hales reply got off to the worst start possible, 1-1, 9-2 then 51-6. Not what the doctor ordered. A fantastic knock from Jamie Shaw (33) got the ball rolling, 118-7. It was then left to Scott Lawrenson (6 no) and Simon Line (14 no) to see the Norton in Hales lads home for a 2 wicket win.
Last Sunday the Sunday 3rd team had a great contest at home to Forton CC. In the end losing by only 3 runs against a very youthful away team. The Phoenix League team won their second game last Thursday evening, 2 form 2 now!
Next week the 1st team are away at Barlaston CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are at home to Moddershall/Oulton CC 5th X1, 1pm start. Please come along and support.
Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 5th June 2021, Mr Alan Bloor. Well done.
Both the 1st and the 2nd team are involved in T20 competitions today, 1st team at Bignall End CC and the 2nd team at Checkley CC. Good luck to both teams.