GREAT MELTON U9s beat GREAT ELLINGHAM U9s by 51 runs at Great Ellingham in the John Dewing Competition
On a sun-baked Sunday of sporting celebration, Great Melton U9s came to the party with their 5th victory of a very successful John Dewing campaign.
Batting first at Great Ellingham, the Under 9s made 300-4 (net score of 284). Charlie Green again played some powerful strokes in making the highest individual score so far this season of 25 not out. Coming down the wicket on several occasions, Lohit Kannan made 14 not out with some superb drives. Nat Buxton brought out the reverse sweep in making 6 and Ben Johnson (7) and Ben Fletcher (5) both displayed some good batting in the middle order. Ethan Rushton was unlucky not to score more than his 2 not out, playing very straight and with great concentration.
The Ellingham openers faced the pace of Charlie Green but it was the accuracy of Ben Fletcher with 2 wickets which put the home team under pressure. Joe Wright behind the stumps worked hard in very hot conditions to support the bowlers. Ben Johnson bowled with a familiar accuracy and control taking 2 wickets. As the temperature soared Lohit continued to charge in off his long run-up and took 2 wickets restricting the home team to 257 for 6 (233). Cassie Mawby bowled 2 overs for 4 runs with a quality of bowling that deserved wickets.
This was the 5th win out of 7 in the John Dewing Trophy for the U9s. Over these matches the Great Melton players have represented the club in the most commendable manner with a mixture of fun, respect for the opposition and high quality cricket. They must now wait on the remaining results of Swardeston and Vauxhall Mallards to see whether they have done enough to qualify for the semi-finals.
Pictured are the Great Melton U9s with coach Guy McCurley. Back Row: Ben Johnson, Cassie Mawby, Guy McCurley, Ethan Rushton, Ben Fletcher. From Row: Joe Wright, Nat Buxton, Lohit Kannan, Charlie Green.