Fine Fielding Helps U13 to First SNCL Victory
GREAT MELTON U13s beat OLD BUCKENHAM U13s by 60 runs at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League
Melton U13s first completed match since 6th June resulted in a convincing 60-run win over Old Buckenham. It was an excellent team performance with Melton totalling 109 for the loss of only one wicket, then bowling out the visitors for 49 helped by 5 excellent catches and a direct hit run out, a fielding performance that enabled Charlie Green to return figures of 2-0-3-3 and brought wickets for skipper Sam Johnson, Callum Sparkes and impressive debutant Rocco Iaccarino.
Charlie Green retired on 22 and Jack Gorman 0n 31, Lohit Kannan was not out 12 and Rocco Iaccarino not out 7 as Melton totalled 109-1, with Sam Johnson (6) the only wicket to fall, bowled by Zanda Britton. Bucks skipper Daniel Bint (3-1-5-0) was their most impressive bowler.
A good four-over opening spell from Charlie Green and Ben Johnson which saw Green bag 3 wickets thanks to very good catches from Iaccarino, Sparkes and Sam Johnson. Although Bint scored 23 Bucks never looked likely to threaten Melton as wickets fell regularly. Two more excellent catches by Ben Johnson and a direct run out by Jack Gorman completed an impressive fielding performance and gave Callum Sparkes and Rocco their first wickets.