For the second time this season, the Melton U9s travelled to Garboldisham, this time to take part in first round of the John Dewing trophy.
Skipper Jack Joice won the toss and immediately decided to bowl. Bowling is certainly a strength for this team, with all the bowlers showing excellent control and accuracy. With Gyan Bilyard developing into a brave wicketkeeper and giving away only 7 byes, the boys gave Garboldisham very few opportunities to build a competitive score.
The wickets were shared around by Archie McKay (2-0-9-1), Ned Francis (3-1-3-1), Leo Mondall (3-2-2-2) and Jack Joice who returned the remarkable figures of 3-3-0-6 (all bowled)! This included 4 wickets in the last over, but unfortunately no hat trick. Garboldisham finished on 254-11 off their 16 overs, a net score of 210.
Gyan and Seth Ford opened up the innings, and they both batted very well, and ran hard between the wickets. The calling and running between the wickets by all the pairs was excellent, and it was encouraging to see the boys applying what we have been working on in training. Ned Francis hit a lovely 4 on his way to a well made 10, and Rupert Beasley and Jack batted very well at the end of the innings. Jack finished on 30 which included 7 boundaries. In the end, Melton finished on 316-4, a net score of 300.
Thank you to the families who supported, and Sam McKay who scored for the match.
To view the scorecard on Play-Cricket click this link: http://greatmelton.play-cricket.com/website/results/4037334