Skipper Charlie Guides U11s to Victory
GREAT MELTON U11s beat GARBOLDISHAM U11s by 4 wickets at Garboldisham in the South Norfolk Community League
Charlie Green continued where he left off the previous evening at Garboldisham, following up his 30 runs for the U13s by scoring an unbeaten 21 and captaining the U11s to victory.
Having lost the toss Melton found themselves fielding first and, although Cameron Graveling Lohit Kannan, Charlie Green and Ben Johnson kept the bowling very tight it was not until the 7th over that Charlie Green took the first wicket. Ethan Rushton took the second wicket of the innings, an excellent caught and bowled in the 8th over, and Cameron Graveling bowled Garboldisham’s top scorer Jess Davey in the 11th over. Ben Johnson and Nat Buxton then combined to run out Adam Balding as Garboldisham U11s finished their innings on 57-4, Ryan Twiddy and Ben Fletcher also contributed well to a good bowling and fielding performance while birthday boy, Nat Buxton did well behind the stumps again.
Great Melton’s batting was opened by Charlie Green and Lohit Kannan but, in the first over bowled by Nathan Muggeridge, Lohit was run out and Ben Fletcher was bowled. In the third over ,James Davey bowled Ethan Rushton and suddenly, the target of 58 looked huge. Skipper Charlie Green (21) and Cameron Graveling(17) reconstructed the innings, though, and looked in little trouble as they completed the run chase in 7.3 overs. Great Melton’s final score was 59-3.