GREAT MELTON U9s lost to SWAFFHAM U9s by 31 runs at Swaffham in the John Dewing Trophy
Batting first, Gt Melton faced some hostile bowling from Swaffham, losing 3 wickets during the opening overs. Oliver Black, playing his first-ever competitive match, and Jack Rooney were the only batsman not to lose their wicket and the team looked well placed to post a good score midway through the innings. However, the low bounce of the Swaffham pitch , saw Gt Melton stumble to 246 for 7, a net score of 211. Knowing that taking wickets would be essential, the Melton attack bowled accurately. Lohit Kannan and Aaron Bradford both took wickets as Swaffham scored 252 for 2 (net 242). The under 9s again showed great promise and have progressed commendably over the 3 matches played.