What a way to finish the season for Norton in Hales cricket club. Not only did the 1st team win Division 2 by a mile, the 2nd team finish an amazing second half of the season to earn a deserved promotion from Division 6. On top of another amazing year of Junior cricket involvement and the midweek Phoenix team reaching the finals day. What a great night was had by all last night.
The 1st team finished the season with a dead rubber away at Alsager CC. Batting first they set a very sportsmanlike total of 138-8 off 23 overs. Jack Furnival top scoring with 47. The home team run chase started well for the home side, however a late flurry of wickets meant a very tight finish. Alsager in the end winning by 1 wicket. The pick of the Norton in Hales CC bowlers was Anthony Sheeran (6-37). DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS…
The 2nd team needed to win at home to Sandyford CC 2nd X1. Batting first the Norton batsmen all got in without going on a putting a big innings together. Skipper Matt Lawrenson top scoring with 33. However lots of other contributions meant that Norton in Hales CC reached 171 all out in the 37th over. A challenging target for the opposition. Jamie Shaw and Ewan Farnell opened the bowling and soon set about taking wickets, 4-1, 12-2, 12-3. Despite the odd blow to the boundary the away team never recovered and the run in to seal promotion was on. All 6 of the bowlers took at least 1 wicket, the pick being Ewan Farnell (3-24). Sandyford CC 2nd X1 all out for 91. Wild celebrations started which carried on way into the night. DIVISION 5 HERE WE COME……..
On Friday we held the Junior presentation evening at the club. Well over 100 people plus over 50 juniors attended. A fantastic season again for the Juniors, many thanks to all the volunteers for their efforts this season.
The Senior teams presentation evening date will be Friday 15th October at the club. For more details contact Simon Line and/or Roly Tavernor
The Bonus Ball Prize Draw winner, Saturday 9th October 2021 is Norman Yates. Congratulations.
Many thanks to everyone who has in any way helped Norton in Hales CC achieve a Double promotion season. There are too many to mention. Plus to all of those who come and support. SEE YOU NEXT SEASON.