Melton Impress in the Field but Still Lose at Swardeston
GREAT MELTON U15s lost to SWARDESTON U15s by 43 runs at Hilltops in the Andy Seeley Cup
After an excellent bowling performance that saw Great Melton U15s restrict Swardeston to 112-6 off 20 overs, Melton’s batsmen never really got going against a varied home attack, struggling to 69-4 to lose by 43 runs. It was disappointing that, once Chris Greenslade was dismissed for 15, Melton seemed more intent on survival than in scoring the runs needed for victory. A late cameo from Joey Greenslade, who scored an unbeaten 25, showed what was possible but economical bowling from Randall (3-1-2-1), Levinson (2-0-4-1) and Olpin (4-0-12-1) meant that Melton were never in the hunt, despite having six wickets left at the end.
Earlier the powerful Swardeston side had been pegged back by good captaincy by Greenslade and some impressive bowling and fielding. Zef Ishtiaq bowled an excellent spell of 4-0-14-1, Craig Woolrich took 2-21 from his 4 overs, including the prize scalp of Callum Taylor (30), Chris Greenslade (1-11) and Connor Stearman (1-16) also got among the wickets and U13s Luke Marchant and Joe Greenslade produced very good performances as Melton gave themselves as good a chance as they will ever have of beating their big rivals.