GREAT MELTON U9s beat MATTISHALL U9s by 81 runs atMelton Park in the South Norfolk Community League
Taking 12 wickets against Mattishall, resulted in a convincing win by 81 runs for the Gt Melton under 9s.Winning the toss, Daniel Graves decided to field first. The visitors started brightly and were looking comfortable until an excellent run out by Blade Early, throwing in to keeper Noah Moore, brought a halt to their progress. The bowlers then applied the pressure which saw James Alcock, Harry Cheal and Oliver Wormstone each take two wickets. Daniel took 3 and another run out with a very accurate throw at the stumps. Blade took 1 and Jack Rowley and Dylan Crawley were unlucky as their accurate bowling restricted the scoring without the reward of a wicket. Mattishall closed on 164-12 (104).
The runs came freely for the Gt Melton. Noah top scored with 12 not out including some powerful hitting and excellent boundary stops by the visitors. Blade, Harry and James took every available single with the running between the wickets providing some exciting viewing for the spectators. Jack, Dylan and Oliver also picked up runs as the innings closed at 190 for the loss of just 1 wicket (185). This was one of those memorable sunny evenings at Melton Park when the excellent cricket played by both sides was as enjoyable as the friendly spirit in which it was played.
Daniel Graves (c),Noah Moore (w/k), James Alcock, Jack Rowley, Blade Early, Dylan Crawley, Oliver Wormstone, Harry Cheal