Cricket League Survey

North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier Cricket League Players Survey is now open! Your opinion matters very much to the League Executive Board and could help shape the future of the League. Please therefore take a few minutes of your time to take the survey which is open to all players who play or aspire to play in the North Staffs & South Cheshire League

Encourage others from the Club to do it as your views are important and could determine the future of cricket in the area…  Please click on the link below to have your say!    Survey now closed


‘Race Night’ Sponsor

‘Race Night’ Friday 30th January will see a full ‘Race Card’ with 6 races. (See ‘Events’ page).

Introducing the First Race Sponsor :-

Frisby & Co Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a national reputation for Regulatory and Serious Fraud legal advice. It is noted in Chambers and Partners Guide as ‘A younger and more ambitious firm, which is evolving and is getting some very big cases. They have a lot of integrity and are efficient.’ This has led to an expansion in its business advisory department where we offer advice for all aspects of a business, including employment issues, civil and commercial litigation, insolvency, recovery of debts and director’s disqualification. The firm also has a private client and conveyancing department where it offers advice for wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and estate planning as well as residential property transactions.

Frisby & Co Solicitors is based in Stafford with offices in Eccleshall, Manchester, Salford and the West Midlands. Please contact the head office in Stafford on 01785 244114 or see the website at

Thank you for your support…

New Year Message

Thank you all for a fantastic year at Norton-in-Hales Cricket Club!

2014 was a good season with the First XI winning the Stone & District Premiership.

The social scene is developing…. members families & supporters shared a wonderful presentation evening in October. We have also been overwhelmed with the support and positive comments from the recent ‘Christmas Walk’.

2015 already looks like being an exciting & fun year for the Club with our first social event booked for late January and more ‘Events’ being discussed for all our entertainment!

The First XI & Second XI teams will be strengthened and will rise to the challenge on better grounds in the forthcoming season.

A Under 17’s team will be fielded and will prove to be a positive proposition attracting enthusiastic young talent. Cricket practice/indoor nets for all players begins early January.

Other developments and improvements are in progress at the Clubhouse so please continue your valued support in making Norton-in-Hales Cricket Club a 2015 Success!!        

HAPPY NEW YEAR…. Roly, Chairman

Cricket Practice/Indoor Nets

Cricket Practice/Indoor Nets – Starts Thursday 8th January 7.00pm at Grove School, Market Drayton followed by a shandy in the Red Lion!

This practice session is available to all abilities. (Don’t be shy come & give it a try!)

The indoor net facilities provide the perfect facility to improve your technique. Potential members/players are most welcome.

Please contact Ben Furnival for any further information or 07741 288818

‘Christmas Walk Fun!”

What a fantastic fun Event!!!

Amazingly, 103 people turned up to our first Norton-in-Hales Cricket Club ‘Christmas P1050416Walk’ including 21 children. A beautiful cold, frosty & sunny day… The day started with bacon baps and hot beverages served by our willing volunteers at our catering facility at the Club.P1050393

Walkers set off meandering through the fields on the 5 mile picturesque walk in our beautiful Shropshire countryside climbing gradually to the first pit stop at our kind hosts hospitality for a port and mince pie break….

The walkers continued onto new pastures and enjoyed winterly views across the Shropshire & Cheshire plains stopping again by a roaring hot fire basket welcomed by another host to replenish with mulled wine and assortments….

P1050435P1050420The third leg encompassed parkland descending to the finish back into the village. It was good to see lots of happy families sharing conversations in true festive spirit in the Hinds Head public house afterwards! (And the well earned chip butties helped!)

‘Spot the Reindeer’ fun competition answer was – ‘Prancer’ (not many adults got that one!)

Many thanks to everyone that took part and especially to our hosts who looked after us all at the pit stops……

Event Reminder!

‘Cristmas Walk’ – This Sunday 28th 11am from the Cricket Club.


Never mind ‘Spot the Reindeer’ – They are already in the Club having some festive fun!

Hopefully they haven’t eaten all the mince pies…. Looks like Rudolph has had a tipple!

Don’t worry, if Rudolph gets an upset stomach we can always give him ‘Elk’-a-seltzer!

Why are Father Christmas’s Reindeer like a Cricket match? – Because they are both stopped by the rein!!   :mrgreen:

See you & your families tomorrow for some more festive fun…..

Christmas Eve – Special Bonus Ball Draw

Congratulations to our recent winners of the Bonus Ball draw.

We move from the regular Saturday draw for the special Christmas Bonus Ball Bumper Prize’ draw on Wednesday 24th December.

Who will be the lucky winner of the bumper prize to help celebrate Christmas?

Fingers crossed…..      Good luck everyone!