GREAT MELTON U15s beat BRADENHAM U15s by 38 runs at Bradenham in the Andy Seeley Trophy
After their ECB Cup defeat the U15s returned to winning ways by beating Bradenham to clinch top spot in Group 1 of the Andy Seeley Trophy. With Josh Wright once again winning the toss and electing to bat, the skipper himself opened the innings with Ethan Rushton who did not lat long, having his stumps knocked back by Campbell Tillcock for 1. Wright was joined by Charlie Green who batted sensibly before Wright retired, having scored 31. Sam Johnson’s quick-fire 12 maintained the momentum leaving Green (23 not out) and James Bridges (31 retired) to add 61 runs in the final 6 overs as Melton posted a respectable 128-2 in their 16 overs. Tillcock bowled well for Bradenham with only 2 runs coming from his 3 overs.
He also batted well. After losing opening partner Josh Watts for 2, bowled by Bridges, he and Joe Taylor scored quickly and, when Taylor retired, having scored 30, Bradenham were very much in the match at 68-1 from 8 overs. However, from there onwards run-scoring became more difficult as Tilcock was starved of the strike. Wright (3-0-13-0), Lohit Kannan (3-1-13-0) and Green (3-1-8-2) all bowled tight spells to restrict the home batsmen with Green eventually getting the vital wicket of Tillcock, caught at mid-on by Johnson for 26.
Bradenham eventually closed on 90-3 giving Melton victory by 38 runs. It was a well-contested game played in good spirit and leaves Melton, winners of all their group matches, to play the runner-up in Group 4 (Lowestoft, Beccles, Diss, Brooke, Southwold or Topcroft)
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