Great Melton U13s beat Great Ellingham U13s by 132 runs at MeltonPark in the Allan Bridgwater Trophy on Wednesday 25th June.
Melton batted first and started very positively before losing Beth Harmer (11) LBW off R.George’s bowling in the third over. In came Patrick Walton (31 retired) batting with Fergus Hughes who also 35 retired but not before he had hit 2 sixes. Luke Richards (10) was caught by B.Watts off C.Preston which then brought out Lewis Thurston (30 retired) who also hit 2 sixes and was the third Melton player who had to retire. Matt Carter (4) was the only other Melton player to get out, caught by H.Spelman off B.Watts’ bowling. This left James Carter (17 not out) and Kai Wilkinson-Loines (2 not out) to give Melton a final score of 165-3.
Melton didn’t waste any time trying to bowl Great Ellingham out, striking in the third over when Luke Richards bowled R.George (1). Next over Beth Harmer got a double wicket maiden bowling out H.Spelman (2) & G.Peasgood (0) which left Great Ellingham struggling on 3-3 off 4 overs. They never recovered from the poor start with both Lewis Thurston & Matthew Carter picking up 2 wickets each leaving Great Ellingham all out for 33, with 17 of them coming from extras. Pick of the bowlers were L.Richards 2-0-3-1, B.Harmer 2-2-0-2, M.Carter 2-0-5-2 & L.Thurston 1-0-2-2.
Great Melton U13s beat Diss U13s by 7 wickets at the Rectory Meadow, Diss in the Allan Bridgewater Trophy on Wednesday 2nd July.
Diss won the toss and chose to bat first and lost their first wicket in the 2nd over when R.Gudde (1) was bowled by Kyle Weston. The next pair put on 28 before A.Browne (13) was caught by Lewis Thurston off Fergus Hughes’ bowling. Diss then lost wickets on a regular basis, A.Beckford (12) caught by Lewis Thurston off Ezra Leverett’s bowling, O.Fairweather (1) caught by Kyle off Ezra’s bowling, J.Heaton (1) bowled by Fergus and the final wicket Melton got was N.Channel (3) run out by Saxon Earley. Diss finished on 64-6 with 26 of those coming from extras. Pick of the bowlers were Fergus 3-1-5-2, Ezra 2-0-10-2, Beth 2-0-6-0 & Kyle 2-0-5-1.
Great Melton started really quickly with Saxon and Beth hitting 18 off the first over and continued at 10 an over until Saxon (19 not out) had to retire due to injury. Beth (19) & Fergus (14 not out) continued to score quickly until Beth was out LBW from O.Fairweather in the 6th over with the score on 62. Kyle (2 not out) hit a 2 of the last ball of the sixth over with only 3 runs required to win the match. Fergus decided to finish it hitting a six on the first delivery of the 7th over to win by 7 wickets. This meant that Great Melton U13’s made it 7 out of 7 to finish top of Group 1 of the Allan Bridgewater Trophy.
Great Melton U13 Boys beat Thetford U13s by 97 runs at Shadwell Stud, Thetford in the South Norfolk Community League on Tuesday 8th July.
Thetford won the toss and put Melton into bat and didn’t waste any time in removing Kyle Weston (0) on the fourth ball of the match by J.Boulch. In came Pat Walton (50 retired) and for the next 14 overs he put on a partnership of 120 with Thomas Moye (37 not out). Pat reached his first 50 with 2 overs to go. Luke Richards (5) went out and tried to get some quick runs, but got caught by J.Boulch off E.Haynes’ bowling. Great Melton finished on 129-2 which included 37 extras.
Great Melton matched Thetford’s good start by bowling out opener L.Haynes (0) with Finlay Hughes’ first ball. Melton’s bowling was very tight and Thetford only put on 8 runs in the next 4 overs before Luke Richards got the wicket of E.Haynes (2). Another 16 runs were added to the score before Luke bowled his final over and got a hat-trick maiden getting the wickets of A.Stannard (11), T.Bennett (0) & J.Bradley (0). Only 5 more runs were added before Thomas Moye got the wicket of J.Boulch (8) who was caught by Lewis Thurston. The final wicket was A.White (0) who was bowled by Kyle Weston on the first ball of the 12th over which meant Thetford finished on 32-7. Pick of the bowlers were Luke Richards 3-1-6-4, Finlay Hughes 2-1-2-1, Max Beckett 2-0-4-0, Kyle Weston 1.1-0-1-1 & Thomas Moye 1-0-4-1.