Junior Team Reports‘Extras’ the key as U15s Beat Acle

‘Extras’ the key as U15s Beat Acle

GREAT MELTON U15s beat ACLE U15s by 33 runs at Acle in the South Norfolk Community League

Good contributions from James Bridges, Jack Gorman and Josh Wright with the bat and a much better bowling display than their opponents brought the U15s their second victory of the season in a South Norfolk Community League encounter with Acle played in excellent spirit.  After being asked to bat by Acle skipper Olly Reek, Bridges (37) and Gorman got the Melton innings off to a good start with an opening stand of 71.  Once Bridges was out, Beccy Greenslade joined Gorman who then retired with 22 to leave the last 4 overs to Josh Wright whose quick-fire 19 and some quickly ran singles with Greenslade (8 not out) took Melton to 137-1.  Blazer (3-0-17-1) was the Acle wicket-taker and Reek (3-1-12-0) also bowled well but the other Acle bowlers struggled as the ‘extras' column indicated – 51!

There were good ‘knocks' from Reek (25 not out), Jack Patterson (17), Blazer (14) and Ben Grey (13 not out) in the home side's reply but Olly Black only conceded 2 runs in his 2 overs,  Wright picked up 2-21 from 3 and Greenslade (1-10) and Tim Nutt (3-0-17-0) bowled well to restrict Acle to 104-3.  Melton's bowling was certainly more disciplined than Acle's. Still 27 extras were conceded but only 15 were wides or no-balls compared to 41 by their opponents.

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Steve Phoenix

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