Contrasting fortunes for Norton in Hales CC!

On another day of rain, hail and sunshine, the 2 Saturday senior teams at Norton in Hales CC faired very differently.
The 1st team at home to Meir Heath scored a massive 194 runs of their rain affected 34 overs, Jack Furnival scoring another 50 plus James Pringle scoring 47 off 15 balls did a lot of the damage. After another rain delay that meant that Meir Heath required 111 off 16 overs. With one over to spare the visitors knocked it off with only 4 wickets down.
The 2nd team away at Stafford CC 3rd X1, bowled the home team out for 119, with all the bowlers chipping in, 3-17 from Scott Lawrenson, plus 2 apiece for Reggie Farnell and Charlie Hine were the picks.
In reply a dodgy start with the top 4 all going back to the pavilion very early. It was left to Jamie Shaw and Charlie Hine to steady the ship, 48 and 34 respectively. In the end a very comfortable and richly deserved first success of the season for the 2nd team lads.

Next week the 1st team are at home again, this time to Oakamoor CC, 1pm start time. The 2nd team are away at Leycett CC 2nd X1, start time also 1pm. Please do come along and support. Covid guidelines will then allow to us drink and sit inside the bar, great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 15th May 2021, Sue Walton. Well done.

Thank you

Poor weather intervenes!

On a shocking day of weather, both the 1st and the 2nd team games were cancelled due to persistent and heavy rain.

Next week the 1st team are at home to Meir Heath CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are away at Stafford CC 3rd X1, start 1pm. Please do come along and support.

This coming week the Juniors fixtures start, the U10’s are away at Woore CC on Monday evening, the U12’s are at home on Wednesday evening, 5.30pm start (ish). Junior training continues every Friday evening from 5.30pm. We now have 40 Juniors enjoying their Friday evening sessions.

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 8th May 2021, Jack Furnival. Well done!!!!!!

From Monday 17th May the Covid guidelines for hospitality do change. We will keep you updated as to how this will affect the bar. Until then please do come along for outside drinks.

Thank you

1st team win again!

On a very bright but chilly day the 1st and the 2nd team scored highly in terms of runs, however with differing outcomes!
The 1st team, at home to Stafford CC scored a massive 278 off their 40 overs. Joe Wagg achieving a fifty and Jack Furnival getting into his 90’s. Captain Alex Thorley and Darren Long also chipping in with 42 and 33 respectively.
In reply the Norton in Hales bowling attack did their job very professionally. They never let the batsmen get into much pf a rhythm and wickets fell relatively often! James Pringle ending with 4 wickets, Kashif and Anthony Sheeran 2 apiece. Stafford CC bowled out 138 runs short.
The 2nd team batted first and scored a very highly respectable 207 off their 40 overs. Captain Matt Lawrenson top scoring with 47, Simon Dyer 45 and Olly Wain 26 also chipping in well.
Church Eaton’s reply started poorly with a wicket apiece for Jamie Shaw and Reggie Farnell. After the 2 early wickets the home team steadied the ship and put together solid partnerships, in the end knocking off the total required to win only 4 wickets down.

Next week the 1st team are away at Bignall End CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are at home to Stafford CC 2nd X1, 1pm start. Please do come along and support.

This week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 1st May 2021, Mr Duncan Blood. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you

Winning start for the 1st Team!

The 2021 season started with a bang for Norton in Hales CC 1st team! On a glorious day of weather both the 1st and 2nd team were involved in great games of cricket, Away at Porthill Park CC 2nd X1, the first team batted first and after a couple of wobbles reached a score of 166 all out. Adeel Khalid and Kashif Ali Moon top scoring with 41 and 29 respectively. In reply the bowling attack never let the home team batsmen settle and the home team were bowled out for 117. 3 wickets apiece for Mike Dyer, Jack Furnival and James Pringle doing the damage.
At home the 2nd team rattled up a score of 224 in their 40 overs against Hanford CC 2nd X1, Simon Dyer and Matt Lawrenson reaching their fifty. However in the last over to go in the second innings, Hanford required 8 to win. The first 3 balls were dot balls but then a six and a four in the next 2 balls won them the game. A great game to watch.

Next week the 1st team are at home to Stafford CC, 1pm start. The 2nd team are away at Church Eaton CC, 1pm start. Please do come along and support.

Next weekend we have the Beer Festival, following Covid guidelines at the club from Friday evening until the end of Sunday. Many guest beers on offer for us all to sample. There will be a game of cricket at the cricket club on Sunday as well so we can take in beer and cricket. BBQ is also available on Saturday and Sunday. Please do come along.

The winner of this week’s Bonus Ball, Saturday 24th April 2021, Mr Alex Thorley, well done!!!!!!

Thank you

2021 League Season now upon us!!!!

The new 2021 cricket season is now upon us. The pre-season friendlies and practice are now over and the real stuff starts on Saturday 24th April 2021.
The 1st team warmed up yesterday with a fine 29 run win over Division 1 side Audley CC, with captain Alex Thorley and previous captain Jack Furnival showing the way with the bat. All the bowlers chipping in as well to get the cobwebs out ready for next week.

Next Saturday, 24th April the 1st team are away at Porthill Park CC to play their 2nd X1, starting at 1pm. The 2nd team are at home to Hanford CC 2nd X1, also starting at 1pm. Please do come along and support, socially distanced of course.

The bar is now open for drinks, however we will as always be following strict Covid guidelines and all drinks to be ordered and drank outside, using our brilliant table service staff. We have a very large Marque up just in case it gets a bit cold or wet! So no excuses, see you at the club next weekend.

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 17th April 2021, Mr Tony Swire. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many thanks

Cricket Pre-season friendlies

On Saturday 10th and 17th April we have home pre-season friendlies at Norton in Hales CC, in preparation for the start of the league season on Saturday 24th April.

Saturday 10th v JG Meakins CC (postponed due to snow!)
Saturday 17th April v Audley CC

No spectators are allowed on 10th April, however we are keen to welcome you all on Saturday 17th April. On that day we will be serving drinks from the bar outside on our patio and surrounding beer garden!

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 10th April 2021, Mrs Dot Rowley, well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As always Covid guidelines and protocols will be followed. We very much look forward to seeing you all down at Bearstone Road very soon.

Thank you

2021 Senior Fixtures on the website!

The upcoming fixtures for both the 1st and 2nd team 2021 League Season are now on our website. The season is getting ever closer, fingers crossed it won’t be too long before we can see you all down enjoying our facilities and supporting your local village cricket club.

Many thanks to Mike Dyer, Simon Dyer and Alex Thorley for organising and leading the Zoom Race Night on Saturday 6th March 2021. It was fantastic, yet again, with many people attending and contributing. It was another huge success for the club, the new Fundraising committee at the cricket club have not used Covid-19 as an excuse and their efforts over this tough period for all of us to give a bit of fun and keep the community spirit alive has been outstanding. Thank you to everyone who did contribute.

Congratulations to this weeks winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 27th March 2021, Alan Eardley!!!!! Well done. Only 2 weeks until the Easter Bumper Bonus Ball Prize Draw.

Outdoor practice cricket sessions for the Seniors starts on Tuesday 30th March at the club, 6pm onwards. Please do come and join in. New players, members (playing or social) are always welcome at our fantastic, friendly club. An update for our Junior cricket section will be posted soon.

Thank you, hopefully see you all very soon.

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Everyone at Norton in Hales CC would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, very much hoping 2021 brings us all a much brighter and positive year.
Fingers crossed we can safely come together in and around the club, enjoying excellent cricket and numerous great social evenings in the coming summer!

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 27th February 2021, Chris Green. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our Christmas walk was another huge success for the Norton in Hales Playing Fields Charity, organised by NIH CC. Despite a fairly large dumping of snow in the early hours of the walk on the 28th December, some 250 walkers braved the elements to negotiate the beautiful walk. Many thanks to the landowners for their assistance, especially Roly Tavernor and Phil Smith for their great hospitality at the refreshment stops. An army of volunteers from the cricket club ensured the walk was safe, followed Covid guidelines and more importanlty ensured everyone enjoyed their walk with plenty of atmosphere, food and drink.

Stay Safe!

Best Wishes

Merry Christmas everyone!

All at Norton in Hales CC would like wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We very much hope to see you this coming summer for a summer of great cricket, great entertainment and the usual fun on and off the pitch.

This years winner of the Bumper Christmas Bonus Ball Prize Draw, Saturday 26th December 2020, is Lynn Bolton, many many congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The NIH Charity walk on Monday 28th December is proving to be very popular with the amount of online bookings. Bacon and Sausage sandwiches plus tea and coffee are available for a small fee. Even better news is that there will be an outside bar available too!!!! See you at the club…………

Merry Chrismtas, Happy New Year, Stay Safe!!!!!