Skipper Pat Top Scores as U13s Beat Diss
GREAT MELTON U13s beat DISS U13s by 51 runs at Melton Park in the Alan Bridgewater Trophy
After their victory against Topcroft on Monday, Melton U13s fielded a totally different team for the visit of Diss, but proved too strong for the visitors, winning by 51 runs. Very good bowling from Anuska Williamson (3-0-7-1) and two wickets for Josh Heaton saw Melton in a bit of trouble early on with Jack Gorman (4), James Bridges (17) and Sam Johnson (8) all dismissed but Melton were still scoring quickly and the scoring rate accelerated further once Pat Walton was joined by James Carter. Walton had to retire having reached 32 and Diss gained more control in the later stages but Carter's unbeaten 25 enabled Melton to total a challenging 129-5.
Good catches by Walton and Olly Black coupled with Gorman's 2-10 saw any chance of the visitor's getting close to Melton's score snuffed out in the first few overs. Once Heaton was bowled by James Carter for 18 and Skilleter run out by Bridges it looked like the game would be over quickly but Amy Heaton (11 not out) and Henry Nicholls (10 not out) played sensibly to see out the final 8 overs as Diss finished on 78-4.
It was the U13s 9th win in 10 matches.
Jack Gormon b Williamson 4, James Bridges ct Beckford b J Heaton 17, Pat Walton rtd 32, Sam Johnson lbw b J Heaton 8, James Carter not out 25, Oli Leinster b H Skilleter 1, Matt Carter b O Skilleter 7, Ollie Black not out 6, Extras 29. Total 129 for 5 (Anuska Williamson 3-0-7-1, Amy Heaton 3-0-35-0, Adam Beckford 2-0-14-0, Josh Heaton 3-0-19-2, Henry Nicholls 2-0-15-0, Harry Skilleter 2-1-16-1, Oscar Skilleter 1-0-16-1)
Josh Heaton b J Carter 18, Adam Beckford ct Walton b Gormon 1, Alfie Brydon ct Black b Gormon 4, Harry Skilleter run out (Bridges) 9, Amy Heaton not out 11, Henry Nicholls not out 10,
Extras 25. Total 78 for 4 (Sam Johnson 3-0-25-0, Jack Gormon 2-0-10-2, James Carter 2-1-2-1, James Bridges 3-1-19-0, Oli Leinster 2-0-8-0, Ollie Black 2-0-6-0, Pat Walton 2-0-5-0)