GREAT MELTON U11s beat BUNGAY U11s by 83 runs at Melton Park in the Terry Moore Trophy Quarter Final
Melton U11s moved confidently through to the semi-final of the Terry Moore Trophy with an impressive all-round performance against Bungay. With only 3 wides and 1 no ball in the entire 16 overs, Melton’s bowlers were superb and, apart from a stylish 21 from Bungay skipper F.Drinkle, all the other Bungay batsmen struggled against Melton’s nagging accuracy. Good captaincy and bowling from Fergus Hughes in the last 2 overs even strangled the talented Drinkle and the visitors struggled to 252-7 (217 net) leaving Melton to score just 18 for victory. Spinners Hughes (2-11) and Tom Moye (2-17) picked up the most wickets but Patrick Walton (2-1-2-1), Lewis Thurston (2-1-4-0), Arvind Shanmugan (2-1-4-1), Craig Wilson (2-0-3-0) and Aimee Palmer (2-0-8-0) all returned impressive figures helped by good catches by Walton, Wilson and Thurston.
Bungay needed early wickets if they were to stand any chance of winning and the dismissals of Moye (run out) and Thurston (bowled) gave them hope although the first pair did contribute 18 runs. Second pair Logan Stearman (3 not out) and Shanmugan (8 not out) added a further 20 without loss and, although, Walton was bowled, he and Aimee Palmer hit 16 and 17 respectively in a partnership of 48. With the game won, Fergus Hughes, supported by Wilson, then produced a cultured batting display, his 21 not out taking Melton to an impressive 315-3 (300 net). The margin of victory was a convincing 83 runs and it maintained the U11s remarkable run of victories – it’s now 11 from 11!