GREAT MELTON SUNDAY A TEAM (178-7) lost to CRUSADERS RFC (180-6) by 3 wickets at Melton Park in a Friendly.

There are many “I was there” moments in sport: Jon Jensen scoring for Arsenal; Derek Redmond being helped round the 400m track; Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal; and Kyle Mason’s casual and confident catch at mid on.

Crusaders RFC gathered round the scoreboard at the end of another glorious afternoon at Melton Park to celebrate their first win in this annual fixture, with S. Lind able to bask in retiring for a well crafted 53.

Earlier, Melton had posted a competitive 178 off their allotted 35 overs, with Kai Wilkinson Loines left stranded on 45 not out, ably supported by captain Tom Moye with 35 and a typically hard hit 36 by Kev Ellis.  32 extras also bolstered the total.

Hos took 3 for 34 off his 6 overs, with Barker taking two catches to add to an early wicket.  Sharp took 2 scalps for 17 from his 6 overs.

Crusaders’ strong batting line up took the chase by the scruff of the neck, with Peebles (38), Brown (30) and Barker (24) all providing momentum after Lind had retired.

Kyle Weston took a very good catch off Caitlin Ellis, and Tom Moye grabbed 2 late scalps, but the visitors took advantage of the one short boundary to record a good win, and another “I was there” moment.

Leo deSalis

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