Thirds end on a winning note

STAGS thirds played their last match of the season on Sunday.
It was perhaps fitting that their last ever fixture in the Halifax Sunday League should be at home to champions Northowram Fields.
Mid-day rain meant a late start and a match reduced to 35 overs per team.
Northowram were asked to take first knock, and they got off to a great start, Lewis Moore and George Baker putting on 101 before the latter was caught behind by Simon Wystawnoha off Mo Waheed’s bowling for 50.
Moore went without addition, caught by Spencer Allen to provide Thomas Booth with a wicket, and with 113 on the board Slater was trapped leg before by Jack Harrison.
The innings had becalmed somewhat in the face of some tight bowling, especially from Mo Waheed, but Kyle Walsh then played an aggressive innings of 37 not out to see Northowram to a final total of 178 for four, Lancaster having been run out.
The reply was well paced, but a tad worrying as the night drew in and the light decreased.
Thomas Booth was caught by Slater having scored 51 of the 90 on the board at the time.
Jamie Jackson hit 59 before being trapped leg before by Naylor with the total on 147.
The job was rounded off by Spencer Allen who was unbeaten on 28, and Jack Harrison who hit 26 off 14 deliveries faced – stags 182-2.
The thirds will move into the Lancashire League competition in 2019.

Historic win for ladies

NORDEN Ladies became the first winners of the Lancashire Softball League trophy when they defeated Littleborough Ladies in a close final at Northern CC (Liverpool) on Sunday.
It finished Norden 243, Littleborough 241
The Norden team was Dee Hodgkinson, Kate Davies, Katy Simpson, Lucie Beswick, Mel Kay, Sue Skinner, Anna Skinner, Jill Matthews.

Bonfire volunteers needed

THE annual Norden Cricket Club bonfire and fireworks display will be held on Saturday 3 November.
Volunteers are needed for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you can help in any way please contact club manager Sheila Worsley.