With more fantastic weather continuing, both the Saturday Senior teams achieved 2 big wins to keep themselves near the top of their respective leagues.
The 1st team were at away at Barlaston CC. Batting first a great opening partnership between Ronnie Farnell (17) and Jack Furnival (65) set the standard and the rest of the team made sure the total was a very competitive one. With skipper Alex Thorley (20), stand in pro Appukuttige Perara (34), Darren Long (24) and James Pringle (11), the Norton in Hales Innings finished on 206-8 off their 40 overs.
In reply, in form Kashif Ali Moon (5-15) started the damage very quickly, ripping through the top order of Barlaston CC. 36-5 made sure the Norton total was way out of sight. It was a matter of time before the Norton bowlers wrapped the game up. Anthony Sheeran weighing in with 3-22, along with a wicket apiece for Appukuttige and Ewan Farnell. Barlaston were bowled out for 99. A great win.
The 2nd team were at home to Moddershall/Oulton CC 5ht X1. Batting first the early Norton batsmen had to see off some very good early bowling. That laid the foundations for excellent batting in the middle and end overs to reach a great total of 228-7 off their 40 overs. Great innings from captain Matt Lawrenson (77 not out), Simon Belfield (26), Simon Line (17), Charlie Hine (25), Jamie Shaw (23) and Scott Lawrenson (20 not out).
A first ball of their innings wicket from Scott Lawrenson set the scene for Norton. From there they never looked back. Wickets from all of the Norton in Hales bowlers ensured a huge win as Moddershall/Oulton CC 5th X1 were bowled out for 102. Pick of the bowlers were Matt Lawrenson 2-24 and Simon Dyer 3-2. Another great win.
Next week the 1st team at home to Silverdale CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are away at Burslem CC 2nd X1, 1pm start. Please come along at support.
This week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 12th June 2021 was Sue Walton. Many congratulations.