GREAT MELTON U9s beat ASHMANHAUGH & BARTON WANDERERS U9s by 47 runs in the John Dewing Competition
For the second week running the brave parents of the under 9s, endured heavy rain to watch the team win away from home. Captain Corey Rushton won the toss and decided to field while conditions were dry. With the first ball of the match, Louis Armstrong Brown bowled the opening batter and went on to take 2 wickets for 7 runs from 3 overs. Accurate bowling by Corey, Sam Davey and Ethan Ellis kept the pressure on the batters. In his first match for the Club, Wilbur King made a spectacular stop and then ran out the batter. As the rain became heavier the home team finished with 254 for 3, a net score of 242. Having again shown great skill at eating all the refreshments, Gt Melton under 9s set about reaching the required target. Sam and William Bailey opened in worsening conditions. James Cooper dispatched any bad ball,scoring 14 in the highest partnership of 31 with Harrison Cunningham. Wilbur score d his first runs and with any opportunity to run a bye being taken, a win was soon in sight. Again, Corey hit some powerful shots making14 not out. Gt Melton finshed on 301 for 3, a net score of 289 and win by 47 runs.
As an interesting postscript to the match there was some discussion regarding the size of some of the U9s cricket bags & the question was asked ‘why do such small people need such big bags?’ Well in view of the wet weather that has afflicted the U9s matches this season, Sam Davey provided the answer!