GREAT MELTON U15s lost to ASHMANHAUGH & BARTON WANDERERS U15s by 72 runs at Melton Park in the Andy Seeley Quarter Final.

Having won all their group matches, Melton U15s had high hopes of reaching another County Final in the Andy Seeley competition but those hopes were quickly dashed by Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers who, on the day, proved just too strong winning by 72 runs.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first which turned out to be a good decision. Melton’s u15s bowled and fielded well restricting Ashmanhaugh to 126 for 7 off 20 overs with Tom Moye the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-0-16-4, closely followed by Marcus Mawby (4-0-12-1) who, with a bit more luck, would have added to his one wicket and earned just reward for his spell of blistering pace.

In reply Melton’s innings got off to a slow start against probably the best bowling attack they have faced this season.  With wickets falling at regular intervals the u15s were finally bowled out for 54 in the 17th over which was a disappointing way to bow out of the competition.

Duncan Greenslade

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