GREAT MELTON U9s beat HORSFORD U9s by 18 runs at Manor Park in the John Dewing Cup
Teamwork was the key as Melton Under 9s chalked up their first victory of the season with a good performance at Horsford.
Put into bat by Horsford,Gt Melton scored 275 for 5 (250 net) at a chilly Manor Park. Charlie Green, Cassie Mawby, Lohit Kannan and Cameron Graveling batted with great concentration and were all not out. On his debut for the club Joe Wright struck the only boundary of the innings. Holly Marchant opened the bowling and immediately put Horsford under pressure with two maiden overs. Ben Johnson took two wickets, bowling with accuracy and control. Just when the final Horsford pair looked as if they might win the match a second wicket for Lohit sealed the result. The fielding performance was strong with Cassie and Holly preventing certain boundaries. Joe Wright and Jamie Keylock played their first competitive matches and were very much part of an excellent team display that saw Horsford restricted to 268-6 (238) giving Melton victory by 18 runs.
GREAT MELTON U13’s beat HORSFORD U13’s by 6 wickets at Melton Park in the Alan Bridgwater Trophy
Teamwork and disciplined cricket contributed to a comfortable win for Great Melton U13’s at a sunny Melton Park. Captain Luke Marchant won the toss and elected to field first and, despite a fine knock of 32 not out from Horsford skipper Callum Metcalfe, runs were hard to come by with fine bowling spells from Tom Moye (2-0-8-1) Patrick Walton (2-0-6-1) and Aimee Palmer (2-0-11-0). Melton’s bowlers were backed up by strong fielding from Matthew Ling and brave wicket keeping from Kyle Weston. Horsford finished on 79-2 in their 16 overs.
Ryan Howard (16) and Luke Marchant (24 not out) opened the innings for Melton and added 32 for the first wicket, batting with control and patience. After Ryan was dismissed Fergus Hughes (29 not out) joined Luke and batted with controlled aggression with six fours in his innings. Melton reached their target in the twelfth over of the innings.
A fine win for the U13 with many plus points from a coaching and player development viewpoint.