GREAT MELTON B (26 points) beat Bungay A (6 points) by 4 Wkts at Town Close School in the Lucas & Fettes Norfolk League Division 3
Great Melton B played host to an under strength Bungay A side to the one they competed against the previous season in a game they had a good chance of winning.
Winning the toss Melton took to the field first with regular bowler Gary Coulson unavailable it was youngsters Navin Sharma and Craig Woolrich to open the bowling.
Bungay started slowly but steadily building a total but also regularly losing wickets, at 80-3 of 26 overs it looked if Bungay could keep enough wickets in hand they would be posting a good total.
Melton skipper Chris McKay then brought change bowlers Jake Mardell and Fawad Kaiser into the attack which changed the game. The pair, bowling tightly in tandem, helped with some tidy fielding Melton were able to put pressure on the Bungay batsmen and restrict the runs.
Mardell and Kaiser both finishing good spells with 3 wickets a piece with the Bungay innings finishing on 149 all out.
After tea Melton’s reply with James Dorling (6) losing his wicket in the 3rd over bringing Eusha Fawad (25) to the crease.
Looking in a positive mood Fawad looked to try and dominate the Bungay bowlers on a slow but unpredictable wicket, leaving well and hitting the bad ball to the boundary. After hitting a huge six over long on Fawad tried to repeat the stroke and was caught in the deep.
After losing another couple of wickets Melton looked to be wobbling but Jon Moxon (33) and skipper Chris McKay (16no) steadied the ship and looked as if they would finish the job off scoring heavily in a few consecutive overs.
Then out of nowhere McKay called Moxon through for an impossible run which resulted in the latter being run out for 33 which then brought George Ducker (19) to the crease, he carried on where Moxon had left off, playing positively and scoring quickly.
Ducker then fell with the score on 125, needing just 25 to win off 16 overs it was left to McKay and Fawad Kaiser (6no) to see the team home crossing the line in the 35th over.
T. Chang ct. Fawad b. Mardell 38, C. Cudden ct. McKay b. Sharma 5, D. McPhillie ct. Clarke b. Kaiser 11, J. Masters ct. Kaiser b. Mardell 8, S. Davey ct. Dorling b. Kaiser 16, D. Davies ct. Fawad b. Mardell 11, d. Mowday ct. Woolrich b. Sharma 6, W. Hunt b. Sharma 0, R. Ferguson not out 22, A. Wright ct. Moxon b. Woolrich 5, L. Pawsey st. Ducker b. Kaiser 7.
TOTAL 149 all out (extras 16)
N. Sharma 11-2-26-3, C. Woolrich 10-1-40-1, J. Mardell 12-2-51-3, F. Kaiser 11.2-3-26-3
N. Clarke ct. McPhillie b. Pawsey 19, J. Dorling ct. Masters b. Mowday 6, E. Fawad ct. Davey b. Wright 25, J. Moxon run out 33, T. Wyatt ct. Hunt b. Wright 0, C. McKay not out 16, G. Ducker ct&b Pawsey 19, F. Kaiser not out 6
TOTAL 150-6 (extras 26)
L. Pawsey 11-1-35-3, D. Mowday 10-2-33-0, A. Wright 6-0-29-2, S. Davey 6-0-38-0, R. Ferguson 1.1-0-12-0