On a blisteringly hot day, Norton in Hales CC secured 3 wins on the same day! The 1st team walloped Stafford CC away, the 2nd team beat Church Eaton CC at home and the U8’s beat Rode Park and Lawton CC away on Saturday morning.
Norton in Hales CC 1st team elected to bat first and opening pair of Jack Furnival (83) and Eddie Warrington (24) put on 61 for the first wicket. A steady stream of 20-30 run partnerships kept the score ticking over. Darren Long chipping in with 40 to bring the innings to a close on 218-9 off their 45 overs.
The bowling reply was soon at work. Kashif Ali Moon (3-26) removing the top opening pair of batsmen very cheaply. Anthony Sheeran then came into the frame and a devastating spell (6-13 off 7 overs) ripped through the Stafford CC order. James Pringle finished the game off with a wicket, Stafford CC all out for 75 off 26 overs.
The 2nd team chose to bowl first, Charlie Hine (2-26) taking the first 2 wickets. On a good batting deck the away team kept the score ticking over at around 4 an over, however the home team bowlers kept taking wickets. Oliver Tinsley (2-44), Charlie Belfield (1-42), Paul Evans (1-16) and Simon Line (2-28) taking the wickets. Church Eaton finished their innings on 178-8 off their 40 overs.
In reply James Ruscoe (31) set about the opening bowlers, however both he, Olly Wain and Ben Furnival soon went. Scott Lawrenson (65no) and Simon Line (51) then steadied the ship putting on a near 100 runs partnership in very quick fashion. Rob Warrington chipped in at the end with 14. It was left to Scott to hit the ball into the bowling green for a massive 6 to win the game for Norton in Hales. A fantastic 4 wicket win with a few overs to spare.
Next week the 1st team are at home to Bignall End CC, 12.30pm start. The 2nd team are away at Stafford CC 2nd X1, 1pm start. Please do come along and support.
This week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 17th July 2021, Mr Alex Thorley. Congratulations………..
Our popular Sheep racing evening is on Friday 6th August at the Cricket Club, 6.30pm start. Bar, BBQ and fun all in one place!!!!!!!!!!!!