A weekend of close games at Norton in Hales CC

Both the first and second team take part in very tight games, however with different outcomes. The first team at home to Silverdale CC, bowled first. Generally good tight bowling kept the majority of the Silverdale Batsmen quiet, apart from 1 who batted extremely well and scored 95 before being caught on the boundary off Kashif’s bowling. Off their 40 overs Silverdale scored 182-7. 2 wickets apiece for Kashif, Mike Dyer and Adeel Khalid. 1 for James Pringle.
In reply, opener’s Jack Furnival (69) and Simon Dyer (30) put on a fantastic opening 50+ stand to get the innings off to a great start. Looking like what was becoming an easy win then turned nervy. Good tight bowling, a few wickets and things started to get close. In the end sensible batting from Kashif (13 no) and Anthony Sheeran (15 no) saw the home team to victory in the last over to win by 3 wickets.
The second team, away at Burslem CC 2nd X1, batted first and scored a brilliant total of 220-9 off their 40 overs. Notable innings from Simon Belfield (38), James Ruscoe (23), Scott Lawrenson (32), Jamie Shaw (54) and Ben Furnival (28).
In reply, Burlsem kept the run rate up, despite losing some wickets. At crucial times loose bowling got punished and the required total kept getting closer and closer. More wickets falling but in the end with a few overs to spare Burslem knocked off the score 8 wickets down. Best bowling of the day was Jamie Shaw (4-58) and Paul Evans (2-39).

Next week the 1st team are away at Rode Park and Lawton CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are at home to Endon CC 2nd X1, also 1pm start. Please do come along and support.

Well done to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 19th June 2021, Duncan Blood. Congratulations.

Thank you