Two Big Wins For U15s in the Andy Seeley Cup
Gt. Melton v Cringleford
The U15s got their Andy Seeley campaign off to a winning start against Cringleford. Having won the toss Melton batted first with Joey Greenslade and Ben Carding quickly finding the boundary with some well timed shots reaching 52 after 6 overs then 101 after the 10th over with Ben having also been caught for 34 in the 10th which brought Conner White to the crease. He scored a quick 15 before being bowled by a ball that keep low. Rob Smith also pulled out some splendid shots before being caught for 24. Alex Rennie kept the runs coming putting any bad balls away for 4. Cringleford were pleased to see the back of Joey in the 18th over when he was stumped for a super knock of 74 as Melton finished on 181-4.
Cringleford's openers Singh (21) and Duffy (28) started brightly reaching 26 after 4 overs before Singh was run out in the 5th. Jones hit 24 before being caught by Ben and Duffy was caught by Matt Ling. With Melton'squality bowling wickets began to fall quickly and Cringleford finished on 101 for 6, Melton winning by an impressive 80 runs with the wickets being spread between the bowlers.
Gt Melton v Gt Ellingham
With the u15s playing their second Andy Seeley game of the week and hoping to continue on from their performance against Cringleford Melton won the toss and batted first with opening pair of Ben Carding and Joey Greenslade, full of confidence after the last game, showed their intent with 12 runs coming off the first over. This was to continue for all the 20 overs with Ben and Joey stroking the ball around Melton Park, including two massive 6's for Ben . The pair batted the whole 20 overs Ben finishing 81no and Joey 98no setting Gt Ellingham a total of 179 to chase.
Gt Ellingham found it hard to score against tight bowling of Conner White (2-0-5-0)and Marcus Mawby (2-0-6-0)with only 11 runs coming off the first 4 overs. A change of bowling saw Matt Ling (3-2-9-3) and Tom Moye (3-0-7-0) continue building the presure with Matt bowling Palant. A run out off his bowling in his first over and a wicket in each of his next two overs tore though the middle order with opener Will Watling (43) doing his best to push the Ellingham score along before being bowled by Matt Rennie (2-0-20-1). There were wickets also for Craig Attewell (2-0-7-1) Alex Rennie (2-1-4-1) Joey Greenslade (1-0-2-1). Great Ellingham finished on 84 for 9 from their 20 overs as Melton won by 95 runs – a very good team performance.