On a day of lots of rain, both senior Norton in Hales CC teams managed to play and win in very reduced games when a lot of fixtures were abandoned.
The 1st team, away at Caverswall CC, lost the toss and bowled first. After a decent opening stand of 32, the wickets started to then tumble. Caverswall were soon 73-7, then 103-9. Finally all out for 120 in the 40th over. Kashif Ali Moon (1-11), Jack Furnival (3-27), Appukutigge Perara (1-36) and Anthony Sheeran (3-22) being the wicket takers.
The Norton in Hales run chase did not take long, Jack Furnival (36 no), Alex Thorley (46) and Appukutigge Perara (22 no) doing the job to ensure a fine win.
The 2nd team were at home to Wood Lane CC 2nd X1. Again bowling first the away team’s wickets tumbled immediately. After 33 overs the innings was over, Wood Lane CC 2nd X1 all out for 44. Excellent bowling from Ewan Farnell (2-4), Jamie Shaw (3-8), Paul Evans (2-11), Charlie Hine (2-12) and Scott Lawrenson (1-0) doing the business.
The batting reply for Norton in Hales CC took only 10 overs. Ronnie Farnell (17), Ewan Farnell (14 no) and Jamie Shaw (13 no) getting the job done for another great win.
Next week the 1st team are at home to Barlaston CC, 12.30pm start. The 2nd team are away at Moddershall/Oulton CC 5th X1, 12.30pm start. Just 4 games to go now and both teams in the promotion mix.
Today the Phoenix League team play in the finals day of that competition. The games are being played at Nantwich CC, our lads start at lunch time. Good luck!!!
This week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 21st August 2021 is Matthew Riley. Congratulations.