Great Melton U13 Boys beat Hethersett & Tas Valley U13’s by 37 Runs at Tas Valley in the final game of the South Norfolk Community League
The U13 boys finished their season unbeaten with a hard fought win against Hethersett & Tas Valley. Thomas Moye (50) opened the batting with Kyle Weston (1) who got off to a poor start as Kyle was bowled with the 4th ball of the match by T.Worley. In came Craig Wilson (11) who had been bumped up the order due to holidays and played very positively and put on a 27-run partnership with Thomas until he was caught by J.Gibson off J.Rowlinson’s bowling. Pat Walton (6) was next to the crease, but only lasting 2 overs after being sent back trying for 2 runs and being run out. Max Beckett (1) came in at number 5 and was bowled by H.Worley in the tenth over. With the score only on 45 after 10 overs Thomas then upped his game and with help from Matthew Carter (4) put on over 40 runs in the next 3 overs which included a six over square leg. Matthew was then bowled in the 14th over by H.Worley who claimed his second wicket. Another 16 runs was put on in the last two overs, but not before Thomas had reached his maiden 50 with 2 balls left of the innings. On the last ball of the innings which was called a wide Thomas tried to get back for the second, but was run out trying to get the team an extra run.
Tas Valley’s openers of T.Worley (23) & T.Howard (28) started slowly but soon found their rhythm and put on 50 by the tenth over before Howard was caught by Craig Wilson of Thomas Moye’s bowling. This was the turning point of the match as Melton’s bowlers only gave away a further 20 runs in the final 6 overs which included T.Worley being caught by Max Beckett off Craig Wilson’s bowling in the final over. Melton’s bowlers finished with the following figures: Max Beckett (3-1-10-0), Craig Wilson (3-0-19-1), James Carter (2-0-17-0), Kyle Weston (3-1-5-0), Thomas Moye (3-1-5-1) & Pat Walton (2-0-8-0).
This was a great result for the boys who have played exceptionally well all season. Finishing top of the league unbeaten and dropping only 4 points in 8 matches on the way. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to David Bunn who has given up a lot of his time to coach the boys on a Friday night and umpire the matches during the season.