GREAT MELTON U9s lost to NORWICH U9s by 21 runs at Postwick in the John Dewing Competition
After several postponements and cancellations, Great Melton under 9s finally got to play their first match of the season on Sunday, losing to Norwich CC by 21 runs at Postwick. Captain Ben Johnson won the toss and decided to field first. On a longer pitch than previously experienced, all the bowlers struggled to find a good length and, as a result the number of no balls, flattered the Norwich score. Accurate bowling by Henry Marsh made the first break through. Joseph Graves and Ben Johnson bowled with pace and great control in windy conditions. Norwich scored 307 for 5 with half of the runs the result of no balls or wides. Opening the batting, Alice Greenslade and Max Howard faced an extremely hostile spell of bowling from the Norwich opening bowlers. Max Wilson hit the first 4 of the innings with Dilshan Rai and Corey Rushton showing concentration and a hunger to score during their innings. The final partnership of Joseph Graves and Ben Johnson was 15 without loss against the best of the Norwich bowling. Great Melton made 286 for 5. For six of the team this was their debut for Gt Melton. There will be many more matches to come and one day, some of these young players will play at senior level for the Club.
The U9s have their second match of the season on Tuesday, a friendly at Mattishall.