GREAT MELTON U13s beat MULBARTON U13s by 7 wickets at Orchard Park in the South Norfolk Community League
Luke Richards made the most of a rare batting opportunity to score an unbeaten 42 in 8 overs as Great Melton U13s made short work of overhauling Mulbarton’s total of 64 all out to win by 7 wickets. With main run scorers Fergus Hughes, Tom Moye and Pat Walton having had plenty of opportunity to bat and an Alliance semi-final looming against old rivals Great Witchingham, manager Martyn Moye, gave Richards and Craig Wilson the chance to open the innings. Wilson looked solid in a supporting role, scoring 13 but Richards attacked the bowling hitting a six and 7 fours to achieve his highest score to date.
Earlier spinners Tom Moye (3-1-8-2) and Fergus Hughes (1.4-0-3-2) had taken the bulk of the wickets as the home side were dismissed for 64, with Wilson (2-1-3-1), Kyle Weston (2-0-10-1) and Max Beckett (2-0-14-1) taking the others. B.Thorpe, with 22 and J.Stace with 11 were Mulbarton’s top scorers.
The maximum points win keeps the U13s at the top of the South Norfolk Community League table.