U15s Slip to a Sixth Defeat Despite Craig’s Half-Century
GREAT MELTON U15s lost to DISS U15s by 9 wickets at Melton Park in the Andy Seeley Trophy
Great Melton U15s slipped to a sixth successive defeat against Diss in the Andy Seeley Trophy but the game was much closer than the visitors' 9-wicket margin of victory suggests. It went to the final over before Mark Brawn hit the winning boundary, his unbeaten 65 enabling Diss to overhaul Melton's 122-5. On a perfect summer evening at Melton Park – a rarity this season – Melton's innings recovered from the loss of both Rob Smith and Michael Farmer in the second over of the match as Chris Greenslade hit a succession of boundaries and raced to 44 before he inexplicably charged down the wicket and was stumped. However, Craig Woolrich, who rode his luck early in his innings, grew in confidence and, with a willing partner in Joe Greenslade (16), hit some fine shots in an enterprising 56 not out.
On a good batting track, however, Diss timed their response well and, although Kieron Pask copied his County colleague by charging down the wicket to be bowled by Woolrich for 20, Brawn and Liam Fairweather (32 not out) saw Diss to victory despite the best efforts of Greenslade (4-0-12-0) and Woolrich (4-0-21-1) who were the pick of Melton's bowlers. Melton worked hard in the field and generally the bowling was good with only 8 extras conceded (Diss conceded 4!) but, in the end, Melton's 122 was not quite enough and credit must go to Diss who batted very sensibly. It was an excellent game, though, played in a very good spirit.