GREAT MELTON U15s lost to ASHMANHAUGH & BARTON WANDERERS U15s by 16 runs at Barton Turf in the E.C.B. National Competition
Great Melton U15s, playing their first match of a season punctuated by postponements, produced a disappointing display to lose in the E.C.B. competition despite scoring 133 runs in their 20 overs.
Ashmanhaugh, having been put in to bat, wasted no time with both openers getting after the Melton bowlers. Playing aggressively they reached 50 in six overs helped by some ordinary bowling and poor fielding. Joe Everett retired on 51 but it wasn’t till the 18th over that Melton came into the match taking 3 wickets in the final 3 overs. Alex Rennie was the pick of the bowlers with 4-0-13-0.
Chasing Asmanhaugh’s big total of 149 Melton got off to a decent start with Joey Greenslade (18) and Rob Smith (29) before Rob was bowled quickly followed by Ben Carding (1). This brought James Robb to the crease. James started pushing Melton’s total along with some powerful shots of his own but wickets fell regularly around him and Melton where unable to find the match winning partnership they needed as the overs gradually run out, leaving Melton 16 runs short of Asmanhaugh’s total and Robb unbeaten on 48.