U14s Lose in Semi-Finals of Lords Taverners Competition
The Under 14s couldn't quite match the U12s in reaching the final of the Lords Taverners Competition but, even though they under-performed in their competition, they still reached the semi-finals. Having beaten Great Ellingham in their opening match, Melton came up against a very strong Swardeston team in their second group game but a defeat meant they could still qualify if they achieved the right results in their final two group games against Sprowston and Garboldisham. Having duly lost to Swardeston, Melton then made things very difficult with a poor perfomance against Sprowston. Too few runs and too many wides and no balls ‘gifted' a win to Sprowston making it likely that Garboldisham would qualify in 2nd place. Melton, however, produced their best display against Garby to achieve a nailbiting win, narrowly moving them above Garboldisham on points. However, Melton then came up against Fakenham, a team stacked with County players and the eventual winners of the competition. Fakenham scored 238-4, a net score of 218 and Melton were restricted to 171-6 (141 net). Fakenham beat Vauxhall Mallards, conquerors of Swardeston in the final.
Pictured are the Melton team: (Back) Craig Attewell, Alex Rennie, Joe Greenslade, Ben Carding, (Front) Rob Smith, Connor Stearman, Matt Rennie.