Great Melton U13s beat Sheringham U13s by 45 runs at Sheringham in the ECB Competition 1st Round
Great Melton’s U13s had an impressive all round start to the season on a cold evening at Sheringham in the ECB Cup.
Jack Gorman (16) and Saxon Earley (20) opened the batting against Sheringham’s Adams brothers who bowled accurately. However, sharp running between the wickets always kept the pressure on the fielding team and led to a partnership of 40.
Patrick Walton played himself in against the effective bowling of Nash and Copeman before accelerating to retirement on 30 (the last 20 coming in boundaries)
Ben Granville (5no) and James Bridges (9no) had a cameo partnership to finish the innings on a challenging 107-3.
The Sheringham innings stuttered initially against tight bowling from Findlay Hughes (2.2-1-2-1) and James Bridges (2-0-13-1) aided by a direct hit run out of Sheridan by James Bridges from backward point.
Controlled batting from C Adams (34no) and Beeson (9) in a partnership of 47 put pressure on the Melton side. Sheringham got to the half way stage of their innings ahead of Melton’s score at the same stage, despite accurate bowling (only 3 wides and 1 no ball in the whole innings).
Josh Wright (2-0-4-2) and Ben Granville (2-1-2-3) then bowled their 4 overs for only 6 runs taking 5 wickets to turn the tie decisively in Melton’s favour. Two stumpings by Saxon Earley and a catch by James Bridges contributed to this turn of events.
Ollie Leinster (1-0-6-1) and Findlay Hughes wrapped up the tail to leave Sheringham 62 all out and a Melton victory by 45 runs.
Ben Granville, on his debut for Melton, made an impressive start with 2 wickets in his first 2 balls to go with his unbeaten 5.
Great Melton U13s: Earley Ct Beeson B Nash 20, Gorman B Copeman 16, Walton Rtd 30, Hughes B Nash 4, Granville no 5, Bridges no 9, Extras 23. Total 107-3
Sheringham U13s: Total 62ao Hughes 2.2-1-2-1, Bridges 2-0-13-1, Greenslade 2-0-19-0, Leverett 2-0-13-0, Wright 2-0-4-2, Granville 2-1-2-3, Leinster 1-0-6-0.