GREAT MELTON U15s beat MATTISHALL U15s by 2 wickets at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League

The U15s concluded their season with a final over victory over Mattishall at Melton Park.

Skipper Josh Wright maintained his 0% record of winning the toss and Mattishall chose to bat in the better light.  Melton’s bowlers served up a mixed performance with plenty of effort and some good deliveries.  However, Mattishall opener Charlie Dickerson was scoring freely off anything loose.  Josh Wright (3-0-8-2) brought himself on in the 5th over and removed opener Jamie Wilson caught by Sam Nutt and then bowling Trent Stoltz through the gate.  This brought Matthew Braybrook, an U9 player, in to partner Dickerson through to his retirement on 50.  Braybrook assisted by a generous sprinkling of wides and no balls saw Mattishall to a total of 102-2

Melton’s chase was a steady affair – never less than 5 runs an over though only one over reaching 10 runs. Five players Atticus Evans-Lombe (20), James Bridges(23*), Josh Wright(12), Nat Buxton (11) and Tim Nutt(11) reached double figures in the ever reducing light. It looked as though Melton would score the runs provided the wickets didn’t run out first. James paced his innings well and a 35 run partnership with Tim Nutt took Melton to the verge of victory which was sealed from the first ball of the final over. A total of 103-5 for a 2 wicket win.

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Clive Gristwood

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