Match Report v Woore CC (19th May 2018)
A beautiful sunny morning greeted us on Saturday morning as we hosted the local derby match against Woore CC.
After a gentle warm up, Norton fielded first and restricted the visitors to a modest total with some tight bowling and tidy fielding. Arthur, Greta, Jacob and Isaac all making good use of the early conditions. Some strong batting from Wyatt, Charlie, Ryan and Ed ensured we were level at the half way stage.
With all to play for, Norton again bowled strongly a took a couple of wickets. However, some crazy overthrows in the field proved costly. Striving to recover, there were some lusty blows from Wyatt, Ed and Charlie as the ball hurtled to the boundary but, ultimately, it was not enough as Norton just missed out by 15 runs.
Match Report v Wood Lane CC (12th May 2018)
After a fantastic start to our All Stars programme on Friday evening, the U8s team trekked over to Wood Lane CC on Saturday morning to test their skills in the mor big sunshine.
It was a fabulous setting with a warm welcome from the hosts, along with bacon buttys!
Unfortunately, we lost 3 wickets in our first innings which meant we were always behind the game. However some great bowling and fielding kept us in it at the half way stage. A much improved batting performance in the second innings with some big 6s being struck set the opposition a fair total to chase for victory. Despite some more great bowling and determined fielding, we did not take enough wickets which ultimately proved decisive.
It was another great performance and you can really see the development of the players so plenty to be proud of!
Team :- Arthur, Greta, Ryan, Zack, Isaac, Charlie, Ed and Wyatt
Simon C Belfield
Match Report v Newcastle and Hartshill CC (5th May 2018)
The youngsters enjoyed another battle at home against a well drilled and experienced Newcastle and Hartshill team in the beautiful sunshine on Saturday 5th May.
We played very well as a team and you could really see the improvement and development as the practice sessions paid dividends but sadly it was not enough against the impressive opposition.
Strong batting from Arthur, Wyatt, Edward and Ryan and an impressive debut from Charlie laid the groundwork for the bowlers and the fielders. Corinne, Greta , Isaac all bowled with accuracy and determination while the team fielded well in the hot conditions.
A great performance all round!
Simon C Belfield
Saturday 28th April, game v Market Drayton CC (a) was cancelled due to the weather.
A fantastic start to the U8’s season! great fun, great weather, a great game!!!!!!!! Well done to coach Simon Belfield and all the team members and parents.
Match Report v Audley CC (21st April 2018)
Norton In Hales CC’s return to the junior league arrived in spectacular style under beautiful summer conditions as we welcomed Audley CC’s under 8 team to our ground.
The teams were well matched after the first innings with just 4 runs in it. Superb batting skills saw us to 40 with the loss of just 1 wicket with Ryan and Ed seeing out the main Audley strike bowler at the end of the innings. Greta took the first wicket of the season with a delightful delivery on the stumps and the careful bowling of the team restricted Audley to 44 for 1 at the half way stage.
Great batting from Corinne, Zach and Arthur steered Norton to a lead of 25 in the second innings. Spirited bowling and fielding from Wyatt, Isaac and the team confined Audley until the last pairing but their young superstar stole the plaudits with an impressive batting display and won the game for them.
Despite the result it was a super start to the season with everyone thoroughly enjoying the cricket, sunshine and bacon sarnies!
Simon C Belfield
2018 season details to follow shortly. For more details contact Roly Tavernor / Simon Belfield.
Coaching sessions start on Friday 6th April 2018 @NIH CC 6-7pm. Please come along and have some fun with our dedicated team of coaches.
U8’s: 2018 Fixtures:
Saturday 21st April v Audley CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 28th April v Market Drayton CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 5th May v Newcastle and Hartshill CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 12th May v Wood Lane CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 19th May v Woore CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 26th May v Leycett CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 2nd June v Whitmore CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 9th June v Audley CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 16th June v Market Drayton CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 23rd June v Newcastle and Hartshill CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 30th June v Wood Lane CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 7th July v Woore CC (a), 9.30am
Saturday 14th July v Leycett CC (h), 9.30am
Saturday 21st July v Whitmore CC (h), 9.30am