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Junior Team ReportsFirst Defeat For Under 11s

First Defeat For Under 11s

Great Melton U11s lost to Swardeston U11s by 71 runs at Melton Park in the Terry Moore Trophy

After 9 straight wins, Melton’s U11s met their match in the final group match of the Terry Moore Trophy, going down to a strong Swardeston side.  In the end it was a heavy 71-run defeat but, in truth, Melton made their opponents a little nervous with their usual excellent bowling and fielding display.  Tom Moye (3-0-15-2), Ryan Howard (3-0-15-1), Luke Marchant (3-0-21-1), Craig Wilson (2-0-10-1) and Arvind Shanmugam (2-0-13-1) plus run outs by Howard and wicketkeeper Logan Stearman ensured that Swardeston lost 8 wickets in scoring 303, a net score of 263.  A Cooper (28) top-scored for the visitors with good support from Duffy (14), Grisley (10) and Flatt (10*).  Melton’s batting, however, did not match their bowling.  They too lost 8 wickets but, against the most accurate bowlers they have faced all season, it was a real struggle to score runs.  Skipper Ryan Howard’s 4 not out was the best batting performance but all the batsmen struggled to muster any attacking shots.  Flatt took 4-9 to complete a good performance from him while B.Watson took 3 wickets for 0 runs as Melton finished on 232-8, a net score of 192.

Despite the defeat Melton have won 7 matches out of 8 in the competition and must stand a good chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages.

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