Norton in Hales CC first team win again, this time at home to Alsager CC. Unfortunately the second team lost away at Sandyford CC 2nd X1.
Choosing to bowl first, the first time did not take long to have the game wrapped up. Mike Dyer (2-29) and Kashif Ali Moon (4-11) immediately removing the away team’s top order. Both Ewan Farnell (1-20) and Adeel Khalid (2-17) then came on and finished the Alsager innings off to leave the away team all out for 78 off 23 overs.
The reply with Ronnie Farnell (18) and Jack Furnival (31 not out) got the home team up and running. The score got to over 30 before the first wicket fell. Skipper Alex Thorley chipped in with 18, so it was left to Jack and James Pringle (9 not out) to wrap the game up for another great win, this time by 8 wickets.
The second team, away at Sandyford CC 2nd X1, bowled first and started well to reduce the home team to 74-5, then 94-6. However a 7th wicket partnership steadied their ship and after 40 overs the home team had reached 168-7. Best bowling from Paul Evans (2-23), Charlie Belfield (2-26) and Eddie Warrington (2-13).
In reply the Norton in Hales batsmen never got going and regular wickets meant we were never on target to reach the required total. Only 3 players reached double figures, Oli Wain (18), Matt Lawrenson (24) and Rob Warrington (11). Norton in Hales all out for 98.
In midweek the Phoenix league team, led by Eddie Warrington scored another victory, this time against Wedgwood CC, putting them onto the verge of qualification to the finals day.
Next week the first team are at home to Porthill Park CC 2nd X1, 12.30pm start. The second team are away at Hanford CC 2nd X1, 1pm start. Please come along and support.
The week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 3rd July 2021, is Vernon Stockton. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!