Great Melton U17 got their Carter Cup 2013 off to a winning start on a wet and dreary evening at Melton Park.
With Michael Farmer stuck on the A11, Chris Greenslade won the toss an elected to bat and, with Kieron Pask, got Melton off to flyer, 67 runs coming off the first 7 overs. The opening pair were dispatching the ball to all parts of the ground and Pask, who was dropped twice, made Dereham pay, going on to make a fine 93 before being bowled trying to force the run rate even further. This bought Emily Reay to the wicket, for her Carter Cup debut, however she was adjudged LBW. Greenslade was out soon after for an excellent 84, and with Rob Smith and Joe Bickel falling trying to push the score on, Melton finished on 200 off their 20 overs, with Joe Greenslade not out 8. Dereham, to their credit, never gave up but their bowling and fielding suffered against the power of Pask and Greenslade.
With a good score on the board, Greenslade opened his attack with James Robb and Stuart Wilson, with Robb bowling a tight two overs. Carding and Bickel continued to strangle the runs, however their opening batsman Fitt patiently built a solid innings and was finally out for a well-made 57 Melton, however, continued to dominate with the ball and Dereham reached 111 for 3 off their allocated overs. A solid display from a strong Under 17 team.