GREAT MELTON U11s beat CRINGLEFORD U11s by 5 wickets at Cringleford in the South Norfolk Community League
Melton U11s – defeated only once this season in the final of the Gresham’s Tournament – rested some of their regular Alliance competition players but still proved too strong for Cringleford on Sunday. The home side, batting first, were 4-3 after 3 overs as Cameron Graveling and James Bridges (twice) clean bowled 3 of the first 4 batsmen. Skipper Cameron Verney stuck around well, however, and found good support from the lower order as Cringleford managed to survive the full 16 overs. Mainly due to Verney’s 25 that included a six, Cringleford totalled 57-6 with Bridges (3-0-11-2), Graveling (3-1-3-1), Josh Wright (3-2-13-2) and Kit Fordham (2-0-3-1) taking the wickets.
Cringleford, helped by good fielding, also enjoyed some good fortune when both Olly Leinster (11) and Fordham (0) were both run out going for ill-judged runs but Wright batted sensibly making an unbeaten 14. Olly Black offered solid support at the end without getting off the mark and Melton’s cause was helped by 32 wides and no balls as they won with 3.2 overs and 5 wickets to spare To keep their place at the top of the South Norfolk Community League table. Jennings (2-0-6-0) and Evans (2-1-7-0) we’re the best of the Cringleford bowlers.