Notton win again as Boycott supports Deaf Cricket
ECAD North 154 all out (40 overs) Notton CC 155-7 (31 overs) Scorecard
Guest of honour, Sir Geoffrey Boycott was introduced to the teams before the game and performed the coin toss which came down in favour of Notton who decided to field on a still slightly damp wicket following several weeks of heavy rain.
Openers Chris McElroy and Ed Denton found it hard going against an accurate bowling attack and when Denton was out with the score on 12, it looked like anything over 100 would be a good effort.
McElroy dug in and, despite a very slow start, batted 37 of the 40 overs for 67 anchoring the innings as others came and went cheaply. He was well supported on the way by James O'Connor and towards the end James Dixon chipped in with 33 not out, valuable runs to take the team towards a competitive score.
In reply, Notton started equally cautiously, but the innings changed when Richard Nordon came to the crease, blasting 56 off just 24 balls of clean hitting, particularly in the deep mid wicket region, and took the game away from ECAD.
A flurry of late wickets gave some hope with young Jamie Dillon taking 2-13 and Alexandra Harrison bowling well against the attacking Nordon to finish with 2-25 off her 6 overs.
Many thanks to Notton for wonderful hosting once again and managing to provide the weather this time too!