New signing brings quality to Bagnall Norton, insists skipper Justin Mould



Bagnall Norton skipper Justin Mould believes they have added a “touch of quality” with the signing of Freddie Doorbar.

Doorbar has made the move from North Staffs and South Cheshire League Premier Division rivals Longton for the 2021 campaign.

The spinner and middle-order batsman has previously played for Wood Lane before spending the last two summers with Longton.

However, he has now opted to switch to Bagnall Norton for next summer’s action.

Mould said: “Freddie is a young, local player who will add more strength and a touch of quality to our current team.

“Having played with him for the Staffs Development XI, I recognised his potential and feel that he is a talented, hard-working cricketer that is willing to learn.

“He will have experienced players around him, so I hope he can go and express himself and show his quality.”

Doorbar progressed through the Wood Lane junior system and hit one century for the Megacre club  – 107 in a Kidsgrove League game against Audley in 2016.

He has also proved to be a useful asset with the ball and claimed his best senior bowling figures this summer when taking 4-31 against Meakins on the final day of the top-flight season.

His decision to transfer to Bagnall Norton will likely present more opportunities on the bowling front.

Longton are well stocked with spin options following the signing of Checkley’s Richard Williams to sit alongside Tom Steele and Dan Ball in the slow bowling stakes.

Doorbar’s move is the latest piece in the Bagnall Norton jigsaw.

They previously signed Whitmore’s Joe Bridgewater as they plan for 2021.

They have enjoyed a meteoric rise through the divisions, securing three successive promotions to take their place in the Premier Division.

However, it was a tough baptism for them this summer as they finished bottom of the table with two wins and nine defeats from their 11 matches in a shortened campaign.





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