Great Melton (184-9) lost to Ashmanaugh & Barton Wanderers (200) by 16 runs in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Shield Premier Division
Nick MacKenzie scored a very composed half century after Melton’s top order had uncharacteristically failed to produce, but was unable to provide the impetus for the home side to mount a successful chase in this rain affected yet highly enjoyable Sunday Premier league game.
Sish Bhahita top scored for the visitors with a hard hit 59, ably supported by both Jordon (29) and Joe Everett (23), Cameron Marrable (31) and Anne Other (30) adding to the total to make a competitive 200.
Sam Mann (4/37), Ryan Hayward (2/19) and Leo de Salis (2/40), were the main wicket takers, though Nick MacKenzie’s 8 over spell for 34 with just one victim was probably the most threatening.
James Bridges (21) tried to help Nick (54) in nudging Melton to within reach of victory but, by the time Kai Wilkinson-Loines (10*) and Marcus Mawby (39*) came together, that seemed a long way off. Two mighty maximums in the last over left Marcus wondering what might have been if he had launched an attack slightly earlier, though Ashmanaugh may have had enough in reserve to restrict braver effort.
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