U13 Bowlers Star as U15s Win at Topcroft
GREAT MELTON U15s beat TOPCROFT U15s by 97 runs at Topcroft in the South Norfolk Community League
The under 15’s with many players resting on the beaches around Europe, saw a young side travel to Topcroft and were asked to bat by the opposition. Michael Farmer and Craig Woolrich both played assured innings against a hard working Topcroft attack and crafted an unbeaten 162 from their 16 overs Craig finishing with a personal best 72 not out and Michael 54 not out.
When Melton took to the field Craig Attewell and Matt Rennie produced a steady opening spell but it was the change bowlers of Alex Rennie and Rob Smith who really put the brakes on the Topcroft reply with combined figures of 6-3-16-4 including a spell of 15 dot balls and 3 wickets. Hadi Kashif and Connor Stearman then bowled with accuracy and control to remove 2 more batsmen, one to a good catch by Rob Smith before Matt Rennie returned to claim the last wicket as Melton won by 99 runs. It was a vastly improved bowling performance with only 11 extras compared to the 47 in the previous game
Great Melton U15
M Farmer 54 not out, C Woolrich 72 not out, extras 36. TOTAL 162-0 (G Nolan 3-1-16-0, J Balderstone 3-0-31-0, O Farmer 2-0-22-0, A Haddingham 3-0-23-0, C Ellis 2-0-22-0, R Ellis 2-0-26-0, H Clarke 1-0-9-0)
J Balderstone lbw R Smith 16, G Nolan, B A Rennie 13, A Todd not out 15, A Haddingham B A Rennie 0, C Ellis B A Rennie 4, O Farmer B C Stearman 1, R Ellis c R Smith B H Kashif 3, H Clarke B M Rennie 0, Extras 11 TOTAL 63 (C Attewell 2-0-14-0, M Rennie 1.5, 0- 15-1, A Rennie, 3-1-11-3, R Smith 3-2-5-1, H Kashif, 3-0-11-1, C Stearman 2-0-7-1)
Report – Chris Brook
Thanks to Chris and Alan Farmer for overseeing the team to enable me to take the U11s.