Norton in Hales duo set new divisional record in NSSCL Premier B victory

Dane Tinsley was part of a record-breaking stand in Norton in Hales' NSSCL Premier B win against Elworth.
Dane Tinsley was part of a record-breaking stand in Norton in Hales' NSSCL Premier B win against Elworth. -Credit:Malcolm Hart

Norton in Hales pair Mohammed Jamal and Dane Tinsley set a new divisional partnership record in their side’s NSSCL Premier B win at Elworth.

The duo compiled an unbroken third-wicket stand of 276 to break the previous landmark figure for that particular wicket at this level.

The previous benchmark was the 235 put on by Jeff Maynard and Ian Precious for Crewe Rolls Royce against Stafford back in 2006.

New record holders Jamal and Tinsley’s exploits helped Norton in Hales to secure an impressive victory after they had been set a mammoth target.

Norton in Hales needed 277 for the points, but that seemed a long way off as they fell to 1-2 in the formative stages of the chase.

However, Jamal and Tinsley then joined forces to see the visitors to an eight-wicket success with two overs remaining.

Jamal dominated matters with 169 not out, hitting 14 fours and 11 sixes in the process.

Tinsley’s unbeaten 86 contained nine fours and two sixes as Norton in Hales started the celebrations.

Elworth had earlier opted to bat and amassed 276-6 from their 45 overs.

They were 112-5 at one point, but a sixth-wicket stand of 158 between Ash Rogers and Ali Usman turbo-charged their innings.

Rogers plundered 104 not out, including nine boundaries and six sixes, while 12 fours and two sixes were littered in Usman’s 40-ball 76.

Alex Bailey had earlier made 48 for Elworth, with Jack Furnival scooping 4-37.

Norton in Hales, after those two quick wickets, then sat back and watched a Jamal and Tinsley masterclass to see them past the post.

Leycett lost by one wicket for the second successive Saturday in going down at Silverdale.

Leycett had been edged out by Whitmore on the opening weekend - and it was the same outcome on this week’s trip to Underwood Road.

Visitors Leycett took first use and managed to reach 144 all out by the halfway stage.

Tom Warburton (38) and Dan Redfern (35) were the principal contributors with the bat.

Syed Bukhari (3-18) led the Silverdale bowling effort and there were two wickets apiece for Muhammad Chaudary, Matthew Moore and Ethan Sherriff.

In reply, Redfern’s 3-16, plus double strikes from Matt Johnson and Muhammad Usman Ahmed, kept Leycett in the hunt for the points.

But Sherriff (39), Bukhari (20), 18 apiece from Moore and Chaudary and Adil Ibrahim’s 14 saw Silverdale to the target by the barest of margins.

Newcastle & Hartshill made it back-to-back wins and in the process sent Eccleshall slipping to a second straight loss.

Visitors Castle were in the driving seat once they had reached 215 all out on their away-day adventure.

Joe Thorne top-scored with 35, with Sachithra Perera and James Cronie both adding 31 and Ryan Hassett amassing 23.

Ejaz Nawaz (4-42) was in fine form with the ball for Eccleshall, backed up by twin strikes from Lewis Evans, Deklan Binnington and Myles Coughlan.

Eccleshall struggled to gain any momentum in their post-tea reply.

Chris Plant (29), Coughlan (24) and Jack Knapper (20) all did their best to keep their challenge alive.

But Eccleshall were always battling the odds and eventually fell to 146 all out. Spinner Perera helped himself to 4-27, with four wickets being shared by Dan Gibbs and Cronie.

Wood Lane also have a 100 per cent record following their win at Ashcombe Park.

Richard Hassall’s 39 was backed up by Ben McGuire’s 29 and 24 not out from Zaighum Abbas as Wood Lane posted 156 all out at Basford Bridge Lane.

Home skipper Anis Raza snared 3-21 and there were two wickets apiece for Nathan Ball, Josh Johnson and Riecko Parker-Cole.

Ashcombe Park tumbled to 71-9 in reply, despite David Proffitt making 41.

But their was some late resistance from the hosts, which briefly hinted they could pull off a remarkable success.

Nathan Ball (30) and Jacob Johnson (23no) put on 52 for the 10th wicket.

They were eventually parted with the score on 123 to earn Wood Lane the points.

Richard Hassall picked up 4-20 for Wood Lane, with Abbas claiming 3-22. Richie Jervis added a couple of scalps.

Newly-promoted Alsager have settled into life at this level superbly after they beat Caverswall to record back-to-back victories.

Thikshila De Silva was quick out of the blocks to set Alsager on their way to a defendable total in their latest triumph.

He faced a mere 43 balls for his 81, hitting eight fours and five sixes, as Alsager raced to 243 all out.

Greg Phillips (48no) and Sam Goodwin (41) maintained that momentum as the innings progressed.

Craig Grimley and Sabah Ghaus took 3-17 and 3-58 respectively, with Eklavya Gupta adding a double.

In reply, Caverswall slumped to 58-5 before offering some much-needed fight with the bat. Ghaus struck four fours and five sixes in his unbeaten 57 and Saj Patel weighed in with 48. It was too little, too late, though, as Caverswall were dismissed for 175.

Khalid Jamal took centre stage with 4-10 and De Silva added a couple of victims to his earlier batting exploits.

Whitmore are also two from two after comfortably winning at home against Knypersley.

Danyal Hussain’s 45 was supported by Aaqil Mohideen (36), Yumeth Athauda (34) and Bilal Hussain (22no) to steer the hosts to 204-6 from their 45 overs.

Paul Goodwin took two of the wickets to fall for Knype.

Knypersley never threatened to challenge that total, despite Darren Butler’s 39 and 36 from Goodwin.

Lee Johnson scooped 4-16 and Matt McAll picked up two wickets as the visitors were limited to 139-9 at the close.