GREAT MELTON U9s beat BROOKE U9s by 20 runs in the South Norfolk Community League
The season has ended a little early for Great Melton U9s whose steady improvement brought them their third successive victory on Sunday.
Brooke won the toss and decided to bat first on another sunny morning at Melton Park. In the first over Ethan Ellis stopped a well hit shot off his own bowling and then ran out the opening batter. Some powerful hitting was matched by accurate bowling, with Max Wilson bowling the other opener. Making his debut for the Club, Ben Scott kept up the pressure on the visitors. Dilshan Rai was almost unplayable and took 1 wicket for 8 runs from 3 overs. Wickets for Cassie Mawby, Ben Johnson and Henry Marsh followed. Keeper Corey Rushton made some excellent stops and Brooke closed on 169 for 8, a net score of 129.
Max and Henry opened for Gt Melton and in a familiar calm and controlled manner batted through the first four overs without loosing a wicket. Ben Scott and Ethan had a sparkling partnership of 16 not out. Corey hit runs off any loose bowling and gradually the opposition’s score was overhauled. Ben and Cassie closed the innings with some great shots and familiar dramatic running. Gt Melton made 164 for 3, a net score of 149, to win by 20 runs.
This was the final competitive match of the season for the under 9s, who have played 11 matches winning 5 and losing 6. 21 boys and girls have represented the Club, many of whom playing their first ever competitive game. It has been a season full of fun and great cricket.
Team: Ben Johnson (c), Cassie Mawby, Corey Rushton, Ben Scott, Dilshan Rai, Ethan Ellis, Max Wilson, Henry Marsh