Weekend teams

  • Norden v Colne away on Saturday, meet 11 10am. H Malik, L Crabtree, J Tolley, G Butterworth, H Fitton, S Pimm, D Buckley, C Humphreys, D Humphreys, J Harrison, J Sandham.
  • Sunday v Rishton at home. J Humphreys replaces H Fitton.

Norden 2nd v Church 2nd at home on Saturday, meet 11 50am. P Docker, R Collin, J Humphreys, T Booth, J Collin, M Farrand, M Saeed, A Saeed, P Morrell, G Tattersall, D Lord. Scorer P Greenwood. Sunday v Rishton away, P Collinson replaces J Humphreys.

Norden 3rd v Almondbury away on Sunday. S Wystawnoha, A Blomfield, H Blomfield, S Allen, J Jackson, W Wystawnoha, B Whitehead, L Midgeley, M Welsby, D Devine, J Gordon.

A friendship remembered

  • A KINDNESS shown years ago by Norden Cricket Club has been recognised in the will of a Rochdale lady.
    When the Rochdale Golf clubhouse was virtually destroyed by fire the Cricket Club allowed the use of its facilities to the Golf Club members.
    Among those members were Fred and Mary Bottomley and Ray Farrell who enjoyed games of bridge in the cricket club.
    Fred died in 2009, and Mary passed on in December 2017.
    Ray was Executor of the estate of the late Mary and on Tuesday night he handed a cheque for £10,000 to cricket club chairman Stuart Hunt.
    He said: “The kindness which was shown towards members of Rochdale Golf Club after our clubhouse was burned down some years ago has not been forgotten.
    “We would like the money to be used for the development of amateur cricket at the various age group levels within the club.”
    Club chairman Stuart Hunt said: “It has not been decided how to spend the money, but I can assure Ray that there will be some form of recognition in memory of Mary and Fred somewhere noticeable on the ground, and Ray will be invited to come and see what the money has been used for.”
    Mrs Bottomley left £100,000 to Springhill Hospice, and other amounts went to Grace’s Place – a Bury based children’s hospice which caters for families, Rochdale Golf Club, Rochdale RUFC, and Rochdale Mayfield.
  • Stuart Hunt (left) and Ray Farrell are pictured below.


Runs in the sun

Norden thirds played their first home match of the season on Sunday, against top team of last season Almondbury Wesleyans.

And what a match it turned out to be.

Almondbury piled up a total of 291-6. Mo Waheed took 3-36.

Stags then proved the doubting Thomas’s and one doubting Les B wrong by getting within 12 runs of what would have been a remarkable win.

Asif Saeed scored 86,  Paul Kearns scored 57, and there was a late 21 from Waqar Qayum.



Fifteens on form

Stags under 15s were resounding winners over Todmorden.

Tod scored 85-8 with Sami Waheed taking five for two.

Stags hit 86 without loss. Spencer Allen scored 50 and Thomas Hurst 31.

Spencer Allen also hit an unbeaten 50 in a total of 121-3 against Littleborough.

Boro scored 80-7 in reply.

The under 13s were defeated by a strong Middleton team. Nathan Mather was pick of the batsmen with 27.

Jake Hill and Alfie Radcliffe did well as the under 11s went down to Milnrow 232-3 – 216-2.


Tournament winners

Norden Ladies bounced back from their cup disappointment of Sunday morning by winning a softball tournament at Bacup in the afternoon.

They beat Roe Green 277-225, and Littleborough 264-244.

Great show girls.

Ladies out of cup

Norden Ladies bowed out of the National T20, well beaten by a stronger Didsbury team.

Prince- Navaratum hit a superb 120 not out as Didsbury totalled 195-3.

Stags replied with 41 for seven as they gained more experience the hard way.

Lancashire Cup

NORDEN will be at home to Roe Green in the second round of the LCF knockout on Sunday 10 June. This is after Roe Green’s first round opponents Vernon Carus withdrew from the competition. Stags had a first round bye.

Hot stuff from Stags seconds

STAGS seconds proved hot stuff in the sunshine as they took 12 points from their home match against Nelson seconds.

True, Nelson were not one of the best teams seen at Stag Park, but this should not detract from a good all-round display by Stags.

Thomas Butterworth scored 31, his highest score of the season to date.

Greg Tattersall scored a patient 31 off 72 deliveries faced, and Jay Collin bludgeoned 42.

Skipper Phil Docker added 46 at a run a ball, Beamer knocked a quick 19, and Matthew Buckley finished unbeaten on 26 as Stags closed on 242-7.

Nelson’s reply started badly as Dean Lord had Bradley (E) caught by Jay Collin,off a riser, behind the sticks.

The innings subsided to 49 for seven as Lord and Teeno Saeed ran through the batting.

Beamer picked up a wicket but was then belted to all parts of the ground as Manaf took a liking to his bowling.

It was left to Matthew Buckley to round it off. He bowled Manaf then trapped Parkinson leg before, and Nelson were all out for 79





Full points from Nelson

STAGS coasted to a 10 wickets away win over Nelson on Saturday.

Chris Humphreys started the ball rolling when he had Crotty  caught by Jake Sandham.

But it was Greg Butterworth who did most of the damage with five for 26.

His wickets included that of Nelson top scorer Bradley (L) who was caught behind by Lee Crabtree for 32.

Home professional Reeza Hendricks managed only five before going leg before to Chris Humphreys.

Nelson were all out for 110 and Stags then knocked them off without loss.

Josh Tolley hit 62 and Harvey Fitton scored 43.