ONE MATCH FROM NORDEN’S PAST WILL BE LOOKED AT FROM TIME TO TIME. THIS WEEK WE LOOK AT A FIXTURE IN AUGUST 2004.
SHANNON Mascarenhas picked up a seasonal best 7-39 as CLL leaders Norden scored a comfortable win at Stand.
And there to see him do it was his father Malik who had driven up from Cardiff where he had been watching his other son Dimitri play for Hampshire against Glamorgan, while on a visit from his home in Australia.
The Norden opening bowler had gone through a spell in which he had captured only one wicket in each of five matches before he took three in a home match against Milnrow.
Shannon said ‘It was a lean spell, but I wasn’t too worried. I felt I was bowling better than at the start of the season when I took quite a few wickets, and I knew that if I kept the pressure on at one end Asif would get the wickets from the other end
‘Having said that it was still good to get seven at Stand. The ball just did what I wanted it to do’
Shannon got £40 from a collection, but it was rumoured his dad contributed half if it.
Mascarenhas and Mujtaba rolled over Stand for 82 after Norden had been dismissed for 148, their lowest total for some time. Mujtaba made 45 and skipper Stu Fern scored 32.
Stand lost two early wickets, but Ferguson and Seedle restored the balance until Seedle had a rush of blood and charged Mujtaba to be bowled for 23.
The rest was somewhat inevitable. Ferguson finished with 32, but the last seven men at the wicket managed only nine runs off the bat between them.