Mount show their class in a T20 trouncing

Greenmount’s first T20 of the new campaign ended in a resounding victory over Norden last night writes John Stevens.

Winning the toss, skipper Travis Townsend chose to bat and both professional Jacques Snyman and opening partner Tom Heaton continued where they left off on Sunday with a 93 run opening stand.

Callum Hunter

Jacques was caught in the deep for 54 from 31 balls but Tom powered on in the second half.

Gav Nicholl and Travis Townsend then both fell cheaply but Tom was joined by Dan Stevens in a 40-run partnership to close out the innings, finishing with an excellent 76 including ten fours and a six. Dan finished 13 not out.

However, the last ball of the innings was smashed for six by Kieran Edwards in an effort to gain another special mention after his sensational catch at Crompton (the fees are rising pal ….).
Nobody quite expected Norden to start in the manner they did, losing seven wickets for 12 runs thanks mainly to an inspired spell by Callum Hunter.

Backed by a vocal large home crowd, Callum tore through the Norden line up finishing with five wickets for seven runs from his four over stint.

Jacques Snyman picked up two important victims, however the evening highlight was the debut performance from 14-year-old Noah Birtwistle.

Playing his first senior T20 match, Noah showed exactly why we’ve invested faith in his developing skills as he snared two wickets to cap a wonderful evening for The Mount.

Special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to help stage the event, especially the Greenmount Grill, the ground team and all our wonderful bar staff.

Weather looks okay for the weekend and all three of our teams lock horns with Rishton.

Next T20 is this Friday (June 7th) away at local rivals Ramsbottom.

Don’t miss any of the action but if you do, you can read about it here.

Have a great weekend!

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