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Finlay Stars as U13s Make it Four out of Four

GREAT MELTON U13s beat MULBARTON U13s by 54 runs at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League

A man-of-the-match performance from Finlay Hughes was the highlight as Great Melton U13s made it 4 wins out of 4 this season with a 54-run victory over Mulbarton in their first South Norfolk Community League game of the season.  Finlay scored an unbeaten 43 and took 2-5 in his 3 overs on a cold evening at Melton Park.  He rescued Melton after Dayyan Mirzan's 3-17 had seen Matt Carter (0), Pat Walton (13) and Joe Mower (0) all depart cheaply.  James Carter was also out for a duck and Melton looked in some trouble until Hughes found a willing partner in Olly Leinster who added 14 not out in a partnership of 83.  With extras – mainly wides – swelling the Melton total by an extra 65 runs, the home side were able to pose a very challenging 136-4.

Mulbarton skipper Ben Thorpe hit 32 and Robert Macintosh 20 in Mulbarton's reply but Melton's bowling was much more accurate with only 19 extras conceded.  Walton 3-0-12-0, Hughes 3-0-5-2, Mower 2-0-12-0, James Carter 3-0-15-0, Olly Black 2-0-9-0, Ezra Leverett 2-0-22-1 and Leinster 1-0-5-0 all bowled well and there was an excellent diving catch by wicketkeeper Matt Carter as Mulbarton were restricted to 82-4 from their 16 overs.
Steve Phoenix

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