GREAT MELTON (21 points) beat SPROWSTON A (1 point) by 9 wickets at Sprowston in the Norfolk Alliance Division 3

After a disappointing result against Old Buckenham last week, Melton’s First XI got back to winning ways away to Sprowston, in a game which was never really a contest of note. The nine wicket win fully reflected the gulf between the sides. Putting the home side into bat, Melton were quickly on top with good opening spells from both Tom Grant and Nick MacKenzie. The latter in particular bowled with pace and hostility on a pitch which offered a little assistance. Mackenzie finished with 3 wickets in a man of the match winning effort. On a used pitch, none of the Sprowston middle or lower order had any answers against Rennie and Moye who both spun the ball with control and variation.

A total of 116 all out was massively short of what was required on a good pitch and Great Melton romped home in less than 22 overs. A very impressive century opening stand between Joey Greenslade and Jason Whiddett was full of aggressive shots as the home side all too often erred in line. A half century for Greenslade was the highlight.

Sprowston A

Tom Keene b Tom Grant 13, Laurie Ollerton ct Unsure b Nick Mackenzie 10; Richard Boothby* b Alex Rennie 22; Haemish Maul ct Unsure b Oliver Harris 8;  Joshua Spilling ct Unsure b Alex Rennie 15; Sam Walker not out 25; Charlie Robinson run out (Unsure) 0; Ian Doy† ct Unsure b Alex Rennie 0; Jack North ct Unsure b Tom Grant 9; Aaron Stock ct Unsure b Nick Mackenzie 2; Ryan Clarke ct Unsure b Nick Mackenzie 0; Extras b (1), lb (1), w (10) 12. Total 116

Great Melton

Jason Whiddett not out 34; Joe Greenslade ct Sam Walker b Ryan Clarke 55; Matthew Clarke not out 11 (Jack North 3-0-16-0; Aaron Stock 4-0-21-0; Joshua Spilling 5-0-34-0; Ryan Clarke 5.3-0-28-1; Richard Boothby 2-0-7-0; Haemish Maul 2-0-10-0)

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