Great Melton B (4 points) lost to Costessey (25 points) at Town Close in the Lucas & Fettes Norfolk League Division 2
Great Melton B team suffered their first defeat of the season to a strong Costessey side. On winning the toss Costessey were invited to bat on a dampish wicket and after 20 overs had reached 41-2. However the Costessey middle order rallied and, with wickets in hand and aided by some loose bowling, were able to post a competitive total of 162 after 45 overs. Both Jake Mardell (0-17) and Ryan Hayward (2-15) bowled well for Melton. After tea Melton set about chasing down the visitors score but faced by a strong seam attack, several outstanding catches and a slowish wicket, slumped to 110 all out. Toby Wyatt (24) top scored for Melton with useful contributions from Jon Moxon (15), George Ducker (14) and Ryan Hayward (14).
R Downing ct Ducker b Coulson 4, G Taylor ct Mardell b R Hayward 15, M Mather ct Wyatt b R Hayward 23, A Bottoms run out 24, S Horner not out 58, B Foxcroft b Woolrich 4, J Taylor not out 17, extras 17 TOTAL (5 wickets) 162 (G Coulson 12-2-30-1, C Woolrich 10-1-37-1, R Hayward 7-1-15-2, D Hayward 5-0-25-0, J Mardell 7-2-17-0, G Ducker 2-0-29-0, D Bunn 2-0-7-0).
Great Melton B
A Alborough ct Mather b Pollard 1, T Wyatt lbw b Pollard 24, T Hales ct Bottoms b Pollard 9, J Moxon ct J Taylor b Horner 15, G Ducker b Horner 14, D Bunn lbw b Horner 2, R Hayward b J Taylor 14, C Woolrich b Horner 4, J Mardell b Horner 3, D Hayward b Horner 0, G Coulson not out 0 extras 23. TOTAL 110 (D Pollard 12-2-29-3, B Foxcroft 7-0-25-0, J Taylor 12-2-38-1, S Horner 7.1-2-18-6)