Fifer For Tom Smith but B Team Batting in Need of Improvement
GREAT MELTON B (7 points) lost to HORSFORD B (24 points) by 25 runs at Manor Park in the Lucas & Fettes Norfolk League Division 2
On winning the toss Melton skipper, David Bunn, elected to bowl first on a green top and immediately found success reducing Horsford to 2-12 after 3 overs. Ball held sway over bat with Tom Smith bowling particularly well, finishing with excellent figures of 10.5-2-30-5 as Horsford were dismissed for 144, a total Melton should have been capable of chasing down.
After tea batting again proved difficult, however, against some interesting seam bowling of a unpredictable nature. Horsford took wickets on a regular basis and were helped by some loose shots. Melton finished on 119 all out largely thanks to a 34-run last wicket partnership between Jake Mardell (20) and Tom Smith (9 not out). Ed Allen (22) showed promise in his debut game of the season but overall it was a poor batting display with plenty of room for improvement.
M Selby b Woolrich 5, B Colinson b Bunn, A Dismore b Bunn 21, A Harvey ct Hales b Smith 26, M Scarff ct S Clarke b Smith 0, S Lincoln b Smith 10, W Minns b Bunn 28, A Bryan ct Fawad b Smith 20, M Goodrum ct Fawad b Woolrich 14, A Gilbert b Smith 3, T Saunders not out 0 extras 17. TOTAL 144. (D Bunn 10-1-18-3, C Woolrich 9-2-40-2, T Smith 10.5-2-30-5, J Mardell 8-1-22-0, N Clarke 7-0-27-0).
Gt Melton B
S Clarke ct Selby b Saunders 15, P Lachowycz run out 4, T Hales b Saunders 3, E Fawad ct Minns b Scarff 0, E Allen ct Harvey b Goodrum b 22, T Wyatt ct Dismore b Gilbert 7, N Clarke c Bryan b Goodrum 8, D Bunn lbw b Scarff 11, C Woolrich b Goodrum 0, J Mardell b Gilbert 20, T Smith not out 9 extras 20. TOTAL 119. (T Saunders 12-4-19-2, M Goodrum 10-0-23-3, M Scarff 10-1-27-2, A Gilbert 10-1-30-2, W Minns 1-0-11-0, S Lincoln 1-0-8-0)