Gt Melton u11s (134/0) defeated Horsford u11s (41 all out) by 93 runs at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League

Gt Melton’s u11s continued their good form on Sunday as they welcomed a developing Horsford side to Melton Park.

Choosing to bat Melton’s openers were firing from the first over and it wasn’t long before Blade Earley retired 33 not out including five 4s and a very sweet six over the square-leg boundry. James Alcock soon followed him back to the sheds in a splendid innings of 31 not out that included 6 fours one of which a straight drive leaving the field standing. Daniel Graves (33 not out) played the captain’s innings nudging the singles before opening up with four boundries and he was well supported by Sam McKay (16 not out) before Charlie Hosmer steered the team home without any loss of wickets.

Three players didnt get a bat due to the complete innings of Melton’s top five batsmen but the two bowlers quickly announced their involvement on the game with immediate effect. Oliver Wormstone (1-13) took a fine wicket bowling the Horsford opener with the first ball of the innings and Harry Cheal (1-13) soon followed suit with a wicket of his own. Daniel Whiteley on his Melton debut was quite superb behind the stumps and was well backed by his field with only 5 extras going against the Melton team. Sam Mckay bowled a fantastic line taking two scalps for just one run and he was supported by Blade (1-8) and Daniel Graves (2-3) from the other end. James Alcock, chosen to bowl at the death, didnt get a chance to get ball in hand as the fine work of his team-mates meant the innings was wrapped up after only 10 overs.

A fine all round performance by Melton but much credit must be given to a spirited and developing Horsford side who fielded with great effort and hit some nice shots through their innings.

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