Great Melton U11s beat Mattishall U11s by 113 runs at Mattishall Playing Field in the Terry Moore Trophy

Having been asked to bat, the Melton team set about building a good total right from the off. Finlay Hughes (20*) and Jack Gorman (4) ran very well in a partnership of 43 for the loss of only 1 wicket. Sam Johnson (3*), Oliver Leinster (6*), Will Singleton (2*) and James Carter (5*) also added to the total against occasionally wayward bowling. Saxon Earley (20*) and Matthew Carter (13*) then accelarated towards the end of the innings. The quality of the shot making and running between the wickets was noteworthy throughout. Great Melton finished with a total of 340-1, a nett 335

Chasing a formidable total, Mattishall struggled early on against accurate bowling from Finlay Hughes (3-0-11-2) and James Carter (3-0-11-2). Jack Gorman (2-0-7-1) and Matthew Carter (2-1-1-2) kept the pressure on, helped by keen fielding. At the half way stage, Mattishall were 222-7.  A spirited finish, particularly by Ben Chapman (21*), put some pressure on the Melton team late on and took the score to 257-7, though the result was never in doubt, Melton eventually winning by 113 runs.  Skipper Finlay Hughes completed a good all-round performance by taking 2 sharp slip catches.

The game was played in a friendly and positive spirit throughout.

Clive Gristwood


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