GREAT MELTON U15s beat THETFORD U15s by 55 runs at Shadwell in the South Norfolk Community League
The U15s got their South Norfolk Community League season off to a winning start with a comfortable victory over 7-man Thetford but it was an indifferent performance. The batting was impressive with Joey Greenslade scoring 49 and Alex Rennie 48 not out in a 16-over total of 159-2 but Melton then produced a rather lack-lustre bowling and fielding display which might have proven costly against stronger opponents.
Rob Smith scored 22 in an opening partnership of 64 with Greenslade before Alex Rennie and Craig Attewell (10 not out) put on 69 for the third wicket as Melton set the home side a challenging target but Kayley and Mitchell rose to the challenge with an even better stand of 95 for the second wicket. The pair batted well but were helped by some loose bowling and lethargic fielding. Kayley hit 4 sixes and 3 fours and, although the pair never quite threatened the Melton score, neither did they look like being out. Eventually Tom Moye removed both of them in successive deliveries, first having Mitchell caught by Matt Ling for 33, then seeing Rob Smith snap up Kayley for 47. Thetford’s innings ended at 104-4 with Moye the pick of the Melton bowlers with figures of 3-0-10-3, Alex Rennie (3-0-22-1) getting the other wicket.