GREAT MELTON U15s beat GARBOLDISHAM U15s by 7 wickets at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League

A half-century from Ben Carding in an unbroken first-wicket partnership of 98 with Rob Smith (29 not out) ensured that the U15s maintained their unbeaten record in the South Norfolk Community League with a comfortable 7-wicket victory over Garboldisham at Melton Park.  Carding notched 52 not out but the pair weren’t quite able to make it a century partnership!

It was an evening for the batsmen as Garboldisham lost only two wickets in their innings, Tom Ling bowled by Carding for 18 and Ben Baker caught behind by Becca Greenslade off Henry Lynch for 31.  Carding was Melton’s best bowler, as well as their top scorer, with 3-0-8-1, with Lynch (1-14), Marcus Mawby (0-12), Craig Attewell (0-17), Connor White (0-9), Tom Smith and Matt Ling all having a bowl.  Becca Greenslade had quite a difficult job behind the stumps dealing with the bowling and throwing of the much older boys but she did well and the total of 28 extras was mainly down to wides, no balls and misfields.

Melton’s crunch top-of-the-table game in the South Norfolk competition comes on Friday at Mulbarton.

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