Great Melton U15s topsy-turvy season continued with two victories and a defeat in their last three matches.
Great Melton U15s beat Great Ellingham U15’s by 19 Runs in the Andy Seeley Competition on 16th June
On a pleasant Tuesday evening at Great Ellingham, Melton opened the batting with Fergus Hughes (32 retired) & Luke Richards (2). Fergus started very positively quickly getting to 32, but not before Luke was caught off Trett’s bowling in the 5th over. This meant Melton had 2 new batsmen at the crease as Fergus had to retire. Pat Walton (30 retired) & Kyle Weston (34 retired) continued the positive start both hitting plenty of boundaries including 1 six from Kyle. Melton lost their second wicket in the 13th over when Finlay Hughes (1) was caught off M.Daly’s bowling and soon to follow Matt Ling (0) caught off Freston’s bowling. Samson Magesh (2 not out) & Lewis Thurston (1 not out) saw the innings out with Melton finishing with 141-3 which included 38 extras.
Great Ellingham started their innings as Melton did theirs with H.Spelman (31 retired) & H.Lake (30 retired) hitting plenty of boundaries. This looked like it was going to be a very close match, but once the 2 openers retired Great Ellingham struggled to continue at the rate required, losing their first wicket in the 14th over R.George (8) caught by Matt of Finlay’s bowling and then O.Hannett (8) bowled by Finlay in the final over. After 16 overs Great Ellingham finished on 123-2 with C.Freston (12 not out & J.Trett (1 not out) still at the crease.
Great Melton U15s
Fergus Hughes retired 32, Luke Richards caught off Trett 2, Patrick Walton retired 30, Kyle Weston retired 34, Finlay Hughes c Freston b M.Daly 1, Matt.Ling c Lake b Freston 0, Samson Magesh 2no, Lewis Thurston 1no, Extras 38, Total 141-3 (H.Spelman 3-0-11-0, C.Freston 3-0-22-1, R.George 2-0-19-0, J.Trett 2-0-18-1, O.Hannett 2-0-26-0, A.Daly 2-0-22-0, M.Daly 2-0-16-1)
Great Ellingham U15s
H.Spelman retired 31, H.Lake retired 30, R.George c Ling b Finlay Hughes 8, O.Hannett b Finlay Hughes 8, C.Freston 12no, J.Trett 1no, Extras 33, Total 123-2 (Finlay Hughes 3-0-22-2, L.Richards 3-0-11-0, P.Walton 3-1-5-0, M.Ling 2-0-28-0, S.Magesh 2-0-22-0, K.Weston 2-0-13-0, L.Thurston 1-0-15-0)
Cringleford U15s beat Great Melton U15s by 4 wickets on 18th June
It all started really well with Melton picking up two early wickets in the first and second over. R.Duffy got run out by Fergus without scoring and L.Taylor also didn’t trouble the scorers being caught by Kai Wilkinson-Loines off James Bridges’ bowling. This is when the match turned with Cringleford regaining their composure and opener I.Singh (77) starting to dominate the batting. He was helped by J.Curtis (26) putting on a partnership of over 70 in 8 overs and moving the score onto 84 before J.Curtis was bowled by Samson Magesh getting his debut wicket off his first ball of his spell. I.Singh continued to play his shots as before but was run out for an excellent 77 in the final over. Cringleford lost one more wicket of M.Gaskins (8) who was caught by M.Ling off Kyle Weston’s bowling. Cringleford finished on 130-5 which included 18 extras off Melton’s bowling attack which struggled to tame I.Singh.
Melton started knowing they needed to score at over 8.5 runs per but it didn’t start well losing Kyle Weston (0) getting caught by Taylor off Duffy’s bowling in the first over. Fergus Hughes (36) & Thomas Moye (25) then put on 55 over the next 7 overs. Fergus was then caught by Taylor off Ellis’ bowling in the 8th over. There were only another 15 runs put on the scoreboard in the next 3 overs as Melton collapsed, losing their last 5 wickets for 10 runs. Great Melton finished on 83-7.
Great Melton U15s
Fergus Hughes c Taylor b Ellis 36, Kyle Weston c Taylor b Duffy 0, Thomas Moye run out 25, Matt Ling b Foster, Finlay Hughes run out 0, James Bridges b Curtis 8, Kai Wilkinson-Loines not out 0, Samson Magesh c Taylor b Curtis 0, Extras 10, Total 83-7 ( R.Duffy 2-0-14-1, M.Gaskins 2-0-22-0, I.Singh 2-0-7-0, J.Ellis 2-0-13-1, J.Curtis 3-0-10-2, S.Foster 2-0-11-1)
I.Singh run out 77, R.Duffy run out 0, L.Taylor c Wilkinson-Loines b Bridges 0, J.Curtis b Magesh, M.Gaskins c Ling b Weston 8, J.Ellis not out 1, Extras 18, Total 130-4 (Finlay Hughes 3-0-19-0, James Bridges 2-0-11-1, Matt Ling 1-0-16-0, Fergus Hughes 3-0-18-0, Thomas Moye 2-0-23-0, Samson Magesh 2-0-21-1, Kyle Weston 3-0-18-1)
Great Melton U15s beat Garboldisham U15s by 7 Wickets at Garboldisham in the Andy Seeley Competition on 23rd June
After losing the toss Melton were put into field and opened the bowling with Luke Richards & Aimee Palmer. With good accurate bowling Melton picked up their first wicket in the 3rd over when G.Southgate (0) was bowled by Richards. Garboldisham with J.Culling (16) & J.Barker (29) then put on a 51 partnership with J.Barker playing some good shots for his 29. Fergus Hughes then came into bowl in the 11th over and picked up the wicket of T.Culling with the score now on 54-2. Then came 5 wickets in 2.5 overs when Kyle Weston & Thomas Moye came onto bowl. First went F.Benrose (6) caught by Richards off Moye’s bowling. Next over it was Kyle’s turn to pick up the wicket of J.Baker (29) catching him off his own bowling. Moye then started his 2nd over with a wicket with his first ball, bowling out A.Pringle (1). In came G.Duncanson (2) who left the first ball and then hit the next for 2. Moye then bowled her out with the fourth ball and in came A.Culling (0) who was out first ball. Leaving Garboldisham finishing on 70-7 which included 16 extras.
Melton went into bat with Fergus Hughes (32 retired) & Aimee Palmer (21) knowing they only needed less than 4.5 an over to win. With very good batting by both openers, Melton were already on 55 after 6 overs going at just over 9 an over. On the last ball of the 7th over Fergus hit a six which meant he had to retire after a very good innings. Next over Garboldisham got their only wicket of the innings, with Palmer being bowled by Duncanson. This left Thomas Moye (7 not out) and Luke Richards (6) to get 12 runs off 9 overs. Luke got a six with the first ball he faced hitting a huge six over fine leg. Thomas finished the match with the next 3 balls of the following over hitting a 4 & then running a 2 to win the match. Melton finished on 71-1 which meant they won by 7 wickets.
Great Melton U15s
Fergus Hughes retired 32, Aimee Palmer b Duncanson 21, Thomas Moye not out 7, Luke Richards not out 6, Extras 5, Total 71-1 (A.Pringle 2-0-14-0, T.Culling 2-0-13-0, G.Duncanson 2-0-21-1, F.Penrose 1.3-0-20-0)
T.Culling b Fergus Hughes 16, G.Southgate b Luke Richards 0, J.Baker C&B Kyle Weston, F.Penrose c Luke Richards b Thomas Moye 6, A.Pringle b Thomas Moye 1, G.Duncanson b Thomas Moye 2, A.Culling b Thomas Moye 0, Extras 16, Total 70-7 (L.Richards 3-1-12-1, A.Palmer 3-0-9-0, M.Ling 2-0-19-0, P.Walton 2-0-12-0, F.Hughes 1-0-4-1, T.Moye 1.5-0-8-4, K.Weston 1-0-3-1)