Lou Cadge won the toss and asked Fakenham, the defending league champions, to bat 1st on another excellent Melton park strip. Lou, Amie Palmer and Emily Reay bowled with good control and conceded only 61 runs off their 11 overs. Beth Harmer bowled well and took her 1st wicket in senior cricket. Beth was also unlucky not to take a flying one handed catch in the gully. Fakenham closed on a imposing 166-1

The ladies were looking for a solid display with the bat following the 67 all out in the last game and, against a fully county strength attack, the batters of Lou Cadge, Emily Reay, Amie Palmer and Robyn Edge batted with control and the ladies finished on 97-2.
A vastly improved display with good efforts in the field from all including Hannah behind the stumps and fielding from Laura, Leah, Rachael and Beckie plus a Melton Début from Beth Nunn who patrolled the fine leg boundary with energy.
Thanks to all our supporters, scorer Joanne Brook and Chris Greenslade for umpiring ( even with the toilet break half way through the 2nd innings).
Fakenham
E Woodhouse retired 55
E Straffon Lawrence retired 25
A Hutchison not out 38
D Woodhouse bowled b Harmer 0
M Smith not out 2
Wides 32, No Balls 4, Byes 5 Leg Byes 5 Total 166-1
L Cadge 3-0-13-0 A Palmer 4-0-31-0 E Reay 4-0-17-0 R Edge 2-0-21-0, B Harmer 3-0-22-1 B Greenslade 1-0-15-0 R Hustler 3-0-37-0
Great Melton
L Cadge B Kellard 27
E Reay run out 25
R Edge not out 12
A Palmer not out 3
W 16 NB 6 Byes 6 LB 2 Total 97-2
E Woodhouse 3-1-9-0 M Smith 4-0-24-0 K Hellard 4-0-19-1 A Hutchison 4-1-9-0 A Cubbitt 4-0-24-0 I Colville 1-0-4-0
Chris Brook