GREAT MELTON U13s beat GREAT WITCHINGHAM U13s by 83 runs at Great Witchingham in the Alan Bridgewater Trophy
Lohit Kannan led from the front as Great Melton U13s made it four wins out of four in the Alliance Alan Bridgewater competition with an 83-run demolition of Great Witchingham. Captain Lohit retired with 32 and took 3-2 in 2 overs as his team dominated the game in the beautiful surroundings of Walcis Park on a perfect evening for cricket. With Nat Buxton making another excellent contribution at the top of the order before being unluckily run out when a drive from Lohit was deflected onto his stumps, Melton got off to a flier with 73 on the board after only 7 overs. Once Lohit retired Ben Fletcher took charge hitting a succession of powerful boundaries in his 33 before he too had to retire. Ethan Rushton (17 not out) and Henry Marsh then maintained the momentum before stepping aside to allow Mohit Badimela and Henry Bugg a brief opportunity to bat. At the end of the inning Melton’s total of 149-3 looked formidable despite the fast outfield.
Although Witchingham’s openers got the innings off to a good start with some boundaries, once Ben Fletcher achieved a breakthrough, wickets fell regularly helped by some excellent catching by Kannan, Rushton, Marsh and Nat Buxton who continued to impress behind the stumps. Witchingham were eventually bowled out for 67 as Melton won by 83 runs. Melton still have, potentially, their toughest tests to come in the Alan Bridgewater competition with their final 2 games against Fakenham and Horsford.