GREAT MELTON SUNDAY A TEAM beat CRUSADERS by 132 runs at Melton Park in a friendly
Peter Hunt and Kannan Kupusamy’s Sunday A Side made it a winning weekend for Great Melton teams when their blend of veterans, occasional cricketers and up-and-coming juniors, proved far too strong for Crusaders. Leo DeSalis (51 retired) scored a rare half century – his third in a long career; young Tom Moye hit his second fifty and another young player, on loan from Mattishall, George Harrad, made it a hat-trick of unbeaten half-century makers. With Lohit Kannan hitting a classy 18 and Tim Hales 25, Melton totalled 234-5.
James Bridges then bowled an impressive opening spell to take 2-4, Neal Clarke took 2-7 and Kevin Ready, who played for Melton in the 90s, rolled back the years with a 5-over bowling spell that included four maidens and 2 wickets for 1 run! Crusaders, even with 12 batsmen, were bowled out for 102 as Melton one by the massive margin of 132 runs.
With two dads of juniors, Kevin Ellis and Peter Graves turning out as well as younger juniors like Lohit and Ben Granville, it was an enjoyable, sociable afternoon and, with 6 disabled youngsters joining Andrew Fearne & Mally Howard’s Invictus coaching group, Sunday’s Melton Park activity completed an excellent weekend for the club.