GREAT MELTON U11 GIRLS beat HETHERSETT & TAS VALLEY U11s by 5 wickets at Flordon in the South Norfolk Community League
Great Melton girls, with a little bit of help from George Alcock, produced a very good team performance which brought their first win of the season against Hethersett & Tas Valley.
Invited to bat, the Tas U11s made a nervous start with both openers falling within the first two overs, following some excellent bowling from George Alcock who ended with figures of 3-2-5-2 and Amelia Browning (2-1-3-2). The 4th wicket partnership of Alfie Bird (11) and Charlie Kerridge (9) steadied the Tas ship, but some very tight bowling from Melton plus two run outs, meant the total of 52 all out looked a very shaky one to defend. Poppy Bugg (3-1-12-0), Niamh Rushton (3-0-9-0), Rebecca Davey (1-0-3-1), Freya Ballam (2-0-11-0) and Kate Cooper (1-0-3-0) also bowled accurately for Melton while Izzy Barlow did well behind the stumps.
In response, Melton started briskly, with Amelia (9) starting the chase, well supported by Izzy (2). The Tas opening bowling partnership of Alfie (2-0-6-0) and Alex Saling (2-1-6-1) bowled tightly, but some loose fielding offered some byes to the total. At 10-1 U9s player, George, came to the crease for Melton and proved to the difference between the sides, knocking an unbeaten 27 and winning the game in 8.3 overs (55-
After Melton reached their winning total the match continued for the full 16 overs to give the rest of the players a chance to bat or bowl. Tas Valley manager Matt Bird said in his report it was “a great morning’s cricket played in great spirit by both sides. Congratulations to Melton Girls for their first win of the season!”
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