On a beautiful sunny day both the Norton in Hales CC senior teams win their crucial games. The 1st team are now on the cusp of promotion needing 1 more point to guarantee their deserved rise up to Division 1. The 2nd team are right in the mix for promotion as well from Division 6.
The 1st team were at home to Barlaston CC, batting first they amassed a huge 244-8 declared off 44 overs. Fantastic contributions from Jack Furnival (58), Alex Thorley (34), Appukutigge Perara (30) and James Pringle (33 no).
After a decent batting reply from the visitors, reaching 27 for the 1st wicket, it soon went downhill and wickets tumbled very quickly. A devastating change of bowling to spin at both ends reaped rewards. Appukutigge Perara (3-14) and Anthony Sheeran (6-14) soon wrapped the game up. Barlaston CC all out for 72. Another step closer to promotion.
The 2nd team were away at Moddershall/Oulton CC 5th X1. Asked to bat first the Norton in Hales batsmen put together a massive score of 252-7 off their 40 overs. Great innings played by James Ruscoe (82), Ronnie Farnell (69), supported by Ewan Farnell (23) and Simon Line (17).
The score was far too much for the opposition and after a very long 40 overs of bowling where only 4 wickets were taken, Norton in Hales won by 125 runs. This has put them right into the mix for promotion with 3 games left.
Next week the 1st team are away at Silverdale CC looking to seal promotion to Division 1, 12.30pm start. The 2nd team are home to title chasing Burlsem CC 2nd X1, 1pm start. This particular game is being played at Market Drayton CC due to our home ground being used for a Wedding.
This week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 28th August 2021 is Simon Line. Congratulations!!!!!!!