Captain Daniel Steers U11s to Victory…but it’s Close!
GREAT MELTON U11s beat ACLE U11s by 1 wicket at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League
A very competitive match at Melton Park was narrowly won by the home side thanks to a workmanlike innings from Gt Melton captain Daniel Graves.
After Acle captain Johnny Shaw opted to bat, he steered his team to a competitive 100 run total largely due to his outstanding 30 not out plus good support from Thomas Ashman (24 not out). Gt Melton’s fielding was a little off-colour but wickets were taken by Daniel Graves (1-12) and George Ryan (1-11).
In reply Gt Melton initially had no answer to the accurate bowling of Acle’s two openers Shaw (1-12) and Ben Skoyles (1-18) and, with the addition of three run-outs, early wickets tumbled, however a good partnership between Graves and Joel Fox resurrected the home side’s chances. After Fox lost his wicket for 7 runs Sam Mckay was the last man in and, still needing 34 runs, he and Graves (38 not out) just managed to steer Gt Melton to the tightest of victories.
Both captains led from the front and marshalled their teams well. A credit to their clubs and the game of cricket.