Great Melton U15s lost to Great Ellingham U15s by 3 wickets at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League.
Great Melton won the toss and chose to bat on a cold Tuesday evening at Melton Park. They opened with Thomas Moye (25no) & Aimee Palmer (13) of which Aimee hit 2 excellent fours before being caught and bowled by Freston. Finlay Hughes (10) was bowled by Draper and Luke Richards (17) who hit 3 excellent fours was caught & bowled also by Hannett. All this time Thomas stayed in, but was finding it difficult to middle any shots and only managed 1 four in his innings. James Bridges (11) was the next person to fall being bowled by Trett with Pat Walton finishing on 5 not out. This meant that Great Melton with the help of 37 extras reached their highest score this season finishing on 118-4.
Great Ellingham started positively with H Spelman (14) and Harvey Lake (19) hitting numerous boundaries until Lake was bowled by Aimee Palmer in the 4th over. This brought in R.George (10) who hit his first ball for a six, but was soon out in the 7th over bowled by Pat Walton. O.Hannent (0) was bowled by Finlay Hughes and H.Spelman was caught by Finlay Hughes off James Bridges bowling. This meant Great Ellingham had lost 4 wickets and Great Melton thought they may be in which a chance of a win. Up stepped Connor Freston (47 not out) who had different ideas and punished all the bowlers finishing the game with Great Melton only picking up one more wicket of J.Trett (0) being bowled by James Bridges. Great Ellingham reaching the total with 2 overs to spare.
Great Melton U15s
Thomas Moye not out 25, Aimee Palmer c&b Friston 13, Finlay Hughes b Draper 10, Luke Richards c&b Hannett 17, James Bridges b Trett 11, Pat Walton not out 5, Extras 37. Total 118-4
(H.Spelman 3-0-10-0, C.Friston 2-0-17-1, A.Draper 2-0-16-1, R.George 2-0-20-0, O.Hannent 3-0-20-1, J.Trett 3-0-20-1, A.Daly 2-0-16-0.
Great Ellingham U15s
H.Spelman ct Hughes b Bridges 14, H.Lake b Palmer 19, R.George b Walton 10, O.Hannent b Hughes 0, C.Friston not out 47, J.Trett b Bridges 0, A.Daly not out 2, Extras 28. Total 120-5(Matt Ling 2-0-14-0, Aimee Palmer 2-0-19-1, Pat Walton 2-0-7-1, Finlay Hughes 3-0-22-1, James Bridges 2-0-8-2, Thomas Moye 2-0-26-0, Luke Richards 1-0-11-0.
Great Melton U15s lost to Diss U15s by 4 wickets at Diss in the Andy Seeley Competition
On a very blustery evening down at Diss playing on the artificial pitch, Melton batted first and could only manage 83 runs in their 16 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Highest scorer was the extras (25) which included 11 wide’s with Pat Walton coming a close second with the bat scoring 22.
This never looked enough, but in the first over Luke Richards bowled A.Bronne out for a duck and with the other opener O.Fairweather being run out in the 4th, there was a little bit of hope. This soon vanished when G.Paine came into bat and played some very good shots before having to retire on 32. Melton managed to get a couple more wickets but with S.Hunt on 21 not out Diss reached the target in the 12th over.
A.Bronne b Luke Richards 0, D.Fairweather run out (Walton) 9, G.Paine rtd 32, R.Gudde b Thomas Moye 11, S.Hunt not out 21, A.Beckford b Matt Ling 1, T.Dunthorpe not out 5, Extras 5. Total 84 for 4(Luke Richards 2-1-5-1, Finlay Hughes 1-0-14-0, James Bridges 2-0-13-0, Thomas Moye 3-0-19-1, Matt Ling 2.3-0-22-1, Pat Walton 1-0-10-0)
Great Melton U15s
Matt Ling lbw Gudde 6, Finlay Hughes b Beckford 2, James Bridges b Gudde 0, Luke Richards ct b Heaton 11, Thomas Moye b Beckford 8, Kyle Weston b Fairweather 8, Pat Walton not out 22, Lewis Thurston not out 1, Extras 25. Total 83-6 (S.Hunt 3-1-2-0, A.Browne 3-0-20-0, A.Beckford 3-0-14-2, R.Gudde 3-0-23-2, A.Heaton 2-0-7-1, T.Dunthorpe 1-0-11-0, O.Fairweather 1-0-2-1)