Weekend teams

Norden v Ramsbottom away on Friday T20, meet 4.55pm. H Fitton, J O’Neill, J Tolley, L Crabtree, J Humphreys, G Butterworth, S Pimm, H Malik, D Humphreys, S Bhojani, J Sandham. Scorer – R Collin.
Norden v Walsden at home on Sunday, meet 11.55am. H Malik, L Crabtree, J Tolley, H Fitton, S Bhojani, G Butterworth, C Humphreys, D Humphreys, J Humphreys, S Pimm, J Sandham. Scorer – R Collin.
Norden 2nd v Walsden 2nd away on Sunday, meet NCC 11.25am. J Harrison. J O’Neill, M Goddard, M Buckley, D Lord, J Jackson, P Kearns, M Farrand, S Allen, J Collin, M Smith. Scorer – S Fitton.
Norden 3rd v Todmorden 3rd at home on Saturday, meet 12 noon. S Wystawnoha, S Allen, W Qayum, H Blomfield, J Jackson, J Gordon, J Hurst, T Hurst, C Hill, A Hanby, M Goddard.

Run continues for 15s

Norden under 15s defeated Great Harwood in a cup tie on Monday.
Harwood were restricted to 47-6 and Stags replied with 48-5. Sami Waheed was 25 not out.

A tough task at Turf Moor

NORDEN’S winning run in the JW Lees Lancashire League came to an end at Turf Moor on Sunday when they were beaten by Burnley.
Burnley leapfrogged Stags to the top of the table.
Norden took first knock and found nothing but trouble on a tricky wicket and against the bowling of stand in professional Jim Allenby.
Harvey Fitton, Josh Tolley, Jake Sandham and Saif Bhojani were all out to catches to make it 13 for four. Lee Crabtree also went to a catch to make it 27-5, and from then on it became a hard slog to survive and add a few runs.
Greg Butterworth hit five fours in his 29 but was stumped with the total on 49.
Dominic Humphreys ground out eight runs from 75 deliveries, Steve Pimm scored five off 59.
When Hashum Malik was out to yet another catch Stags were 72 for nine. But Burnley were denied two bowling bonus points by Chris Humphreys (13 off 15) and Mark Goddard (5 off 26).
The reply saw 29 on the board before Chris Holt was caught by Greg Butterworth. Two more wickets fell to the bowling of Hashum Malik, but Burnley were home in the 26th over.

Ladies at the double

Norden Ladies won both their games in a contest at Heyside on Sunday.
They defeated B United 249-215, then accounted for Winton 240-235.
Captain’s choice as player of the day was Lisa Lord.

Seconds rescued from the rocks

NORDEN seconds were up against it and looked to be on the rocks in their home match against Burnley seconds on Sunday.
They totalled only 103, and Burnley were on 64 for three after 16 overs when rain halted play.
The covers were off again during a fine spell, but another heavy and longer downpour ended chances of a finish.
The rules say that Burnley must have faced 20 overs before DLS came into play, and as such it became match abandoned and three points each.
Greg Tattersall was Stags’ top scorer with 25 on a wicket which looked slowish to start with then produced a bit of pop.
The conditions, and some poor shots, certainly helped Jack Hargreave who finished with seven for 38.
Burnley had 45 on the board by the time they lost a wicket, with Paul Mortimer going strong on 24.
Beamer picked up two wickets before the rain, one of them, thanks to a good slips catch by Phil Docker.

T20 washout

STAGS T20 match against Haslingden was abandoned on Friday night.
But at least those who turned out saw just over five overs of play.
In those five overs Greg Butterworth scored an unbeaten 16 and Jake Sandham blasted some massive hits in his 31 before being bowled.
Stags were on 65 for two in a reduced possible eight overs when rain ended any chance of more play.
Stags’ T20 campaign resumes on Friday at Ramsbottom, start 6.15pm.