GREAT MELTON U13 GIRLS beat OLD BUCKENHAM by 52 runs at Old Buckenham in the South Norfolk Community League

Great Melton girls bounced back from their defeat a few days earlier against the boys to convincingly beat Old Buckenham.  If the home side underestimated Melton’s young ladies by including mainly U11s in their U13 side, they would have soon realised their error as Aimee Palmer won the toss, batted and she and Robyn Edge then hammered the Bucks attack to all parts of the ground.  Robyn hit some excellent straight drives and both girls deserved half-centuries as the innings ended on 126-0 with Aimee on 48 and Robyn on 49.

Melton were quick to get onto the field with Palmer determined not to let another team defeat her girls. Some good bowling & fielding strangled the Old Buckenham reply but the first wicket didn’t fall until the 12th over to debutant Caitlin Ellis. Robyn Edge also picked up a wicket and Palmer took two, one rather bizarrely ending with the ball getting stuck between middle and off stump! A great over from another debutant, 9-year-old Alice Greenslade only went for six runs and there was a superb diving catch from Emily Grisewood.  Old Buckenham finished on 74-4 as Melton girls secured their third win in four SNCL matches. It was a convincing victory even without Beth Harmer who was playing in the Terry Moore Semi-Final.

It’s the beginning of a busy schedule for the girls and lady’s section with the under 13s going to Garboldisham on Thursday to try to retain the county Lady Taverners Trophy. Then, on Friday Melton U15 Girls are hosts to Walmley from Warwickshire in the Lady Taverners U15 hard ball Regional Final! All are welcome to come and get behind our developing girls and ladies section.

Hannah Brook