Great Melton, skippered for the first time by H.Cunningham, won the toss and elected to bat. C.Rushton and debutant L.Burkett opened the batting and took the score to 54 from 5 overs before C.Rushton retired on 31 not out. H. Cunningham joined Burkett at the crease and the batsmen continued to score freely before Burkett was bowled by Daniel for 7. L. Armstrong-Brown (30*) and Cunningham (30*) both retired leaving N.Moore (0); H.Cheal (5*); J.Cooper (1) and E.Ellis (9*) to take the score to 155/3. Some accurate straight bowling by Great Ellingham, wickets for Daniel and Kyle and a run out were some of the many positives the improving Ellingham side could take from the match.
Great Melton looked buoyant in the field with yet another hatrick (sorry chairman!) from L. Armstrong-Brown (3-1) and wickets from H.Cheal (1-2); C.Rushton (1-6); J.Cooper (1-12); and E.Ellis (1-8) wrapping up victory in with four overs to spare.

Categories: Junior Team Reports