GREAT MELTON U15s lost to ACLE U15s by 17 runs at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League
Melton U15s, minus Kyle Weston, Luke Richards and Aimee Palmer, did very well to restrict visitors Acle to 64-6 but couldn’t chase them down and slipped to a 17-run defeat.
Acle batted first and looked in little trouble at 43-1 off 6 overs but after Craig Wilson & Tom Moye dismissed Gooch (13) and Adams (22), Acle slipped to 45-5 before a late rally took their 16-over score to 64-6. Wilson bagged 2-5 in just 1.5 overs and skipper Moye (1-2) only bowled one over as Jack Williamson (1-12) and Sam Johnson (1-12) took a wicket apiece.
Having restricted Acle to just 64 a first win for Melton’s U15s looked possible but Melton’s brittle batting let them down. Wilson (1), Moye (2), Johnson (1), Green (0) and Williamson (0) all fell in the first 8 overs to leave Melton struggling at 14-5 before Becky Greenslade (13) and Kai Wilkinson-Loines (12) showed some resistance with a 6th wicket stand of 30. With Wilkinson-Loines eventually run out by a direct hit and Greenslade providing S.Blazer (2.1-0-3-3) with his third wicket, Melton were all out in the final over for 47 and the match was finished in time for everyone to see England lose to Iceland!