GREAT MELTON U15s beat SWARDESTON U15s by 41 runs at Melton. Park in the Andy Seeley Trophy
With the U9s, U11s and U13s having already beaten Swardeston in their various Alliance competitions, the U15s made it a clean sweep of victories over their South Norfolk rivals in the Andy Seeley competition. Batting first Melton lost two quick wickets with both Joey Greenslade and Matt Rennie bowled with only 8 runs on the score board. Rob Smith and Alex Rennie settled in to their batting with both finding the boundary with some well timed shots. Rob was caught on 20 but Alex continued to move the score along quickly aided by new partner Aimee Palmer. Running quick singles and hitting boundaries Alex reached his 50 before seeing out the innings with Amiee . Melton totalled 143 for 3, Alex finishing on 64no and Amiee 20no.
Marcus Mawby clean bowled the Swardeston opener in the first over and, after a short recovery by the visitors, Tom Moye caught and bowled the other opener while the other younger players in the team worked their way through the Swardeston batting line up with wickets for Amiee Palmer (2) Luke Richards and Ben Bailey. There was also a wicket for Craig Attewell. Swardeston finished with a total of 102 for 7 off their 20 overs, leaving Meltons u15s winners by 41 runs.
Last night (Monday) Joey Greenslade completed a century off the final ball as the U15s scored 171-4 against Garboldisham before bowling out the visitors for 71. The win guarantees the U15s a place in the Andy Seeley quarter-finals. (Detailed report to follow)