Back: Lucy Morton, Becky Greenslade, Hannah Brook (Coach), April Herathge, Alice Greenslade. Front: Alice Greenslade, Beth Harmer, Caitlin Ellis, Holly Marchant.

Back: Lucy Morton, Becky Greenslade, Hannah Brook (Coach), April Herathge, Alice Greenslade. Front: Alice Greenslade, Beth Harmer, Caitlin Ellis, Holly Marchant.

GREAT MELTON U13 GIRLS beat ROCKLANDS by 6 runs at Rocklands in the South Norfolk Community League

Becky Greenslade was unbeaten on 40 as Great Melton U13 Girls achieved their 2nd win of the SNCL season at Rocklands. Losing the toss Melton were put into bat and openers Greenslade and April Herathge got off to a slow start and eventually Herathge was bowled for three. Skipper Beth Harmer joined Becky at the crease and started to push the score on. With Becky looking for a run a ball and Beth looking to hit big shots the pair produced an excellent partnership 0f 52 and kept the strike rotating before Harmer was bowled for 33. Lucy Morton then stayed with Becky before being run out on 7. Becky managed to hit an excellent 40 before retiring, leaving cousins Holly Marchant and Sam Williamson to finish the innings on 102 for 2.

Melton walked onto the pitch knowing that another good bowling and fielding performance was key. Sam and Holly were the only girls to pick up wickets, however some good bowling from all seven girls saw them over the finish line. Caitlin Ellis and Alice Greenslade kept the run rate down and, by the 15th over bowled by Holly, the game was in the balance.  Rocklands only managed to score 5 which left them on 93, needing 10 of the last over. Rocklands fell 6 runs short of Melton’s total following a fine demonstration of how to bowl a final over from Beth Harmer.

Some Excellent performances as a team and as individuals from the girls with their hard training starting to show. Thanks again to Chris Brook and Joey Greenslade for sharing the scoring and umpiring.

Melton Girls have two games next Monday. The first team are playing in the SNCL against Mulbarton and the second team are playing in the Lady Taverners’ Soft-Ball competition at last year’s winners, Old Buckenham.

Hannah Brook