Hat-trick For Sam as All-Conquering U11s Record Two More Big Wins
GREAT MELTON U11s beat SAHAM TONEY U11s by 138 runs at Melton Park in the Terry Moore Trophy
Another strong display by the all conquering U11s secured a win against a less experienced Saham Toney side. Lohit Kannan, who skippered for the evening, invited the visitors to bat and then clean-bowled the first of his side's 12 wickets in his opening over. Charlie Green followed up with a double wicket maiden. Sam Johnson (3-12) took a hat-trick with his left-arm spin but all the bowling figures were good, Lohit Kannan 1-4, Charlie Green 3-6, James Bridges 0-2, Ollie Black 1-12, Ben Johnson 0-3 and James Ketteridge 0-4. The bowling was backed up by some sharp fielding with 4 run outs (2 by James Ketteridge and one each by Ollie Black and Sam Johnson). Saham Toney closed with a total of 248-12 making a net score of 176.
Saham Toney showed spirit when bowling and ended up taking more Melton wickets than Swardeston had earlier in the week. Skipper Luke Paterson was the pick of the bowlers though George Mower, David and Max were the wicket takers. Charlie Green 24, Jack Gorman 10, Sam Johnson 17 for 1wkt and Lohit 14 for 1wkt were the top scorers. Melton amassed 338-4 making a net 314 and a win by 138 runs.
The final group match at Bradenham will probably decide if Melton's Terry Moore quarter final is at home or away.
GREAT MELTON U11s beat OLD BUCKENHAM U11s by 114 runs at Old Buckenham Hall in the South Norfolk Community League
An opening partnership of 98 in just 8 overs was the feature of Melton U11s 114-run win at Old Buckenham. Saxon Earley (45) and Sam Johnson (27) produced a fine exhibition of shot-making and running between the wickets to put Melton firmly in command before retiring. Charlie Green (20 retired) and Nat Buxton (9 retired) then continued the good work as Melton totalled 155-2, with Josh Wright (0) and Kit Fordham (1) the only batsmen to lose their wickets.
Old Buckenham were then dismissed for 41 despite an excellent innings of 16 from Emily Heuschnia. Sam Johnson took another 2 wickets for just one run and there were also two wickets apiece for Mark Attfield (3-0-7-2) and Nat Buxton (1.4-0-5-2) who impressed in his first appearance for the U11s. The other wicket went to Charlie Green but Lohit Kannan, Josh Wright and Kit Fordham all bowled well in Melton's varied attack while Saxon Earley was his usual agile and effervescent self behind the stumps.