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Three wins out of four for Great Melton on the final day

PUBLISHED: 21:46 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 21:46 29 August 2017

Great Melton's U11s won the Alliance Terry Moore Trophy after a superb performance against Brooke at Garboldisham. Their net score of 265 looked a few runs short but a great display of bowling and fielding plus some tactically astute captaincy from Corey Rushton meant that Melton won by 24 runs. Picture: Steve Phoenix

Great Melton's U11s won the Alliance Terry Moore Trophy after a superb performance against Brooke at Garboldisham. Their net score of 265 looked a few runs short but a great display of bowling and fielding plus some tactically astute captaincy from Corey Rushton meant that Melton won by 24 runs. Picture: Steve Phoenix

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The season ended on a winning note for three of Great Melton’s four Saturday sides.

The first team completed a good summer with a five-wicket victory over Acle A at Melton Park.

Ben Carding led the way with 3-24, Tom Grant took 2-28 and Aslam Mohammed 2-47 as Acle were dismissed for 164.

It took Melton 43 overs to knock off the runs but another patient half-century by the consistent Richard Wood and 37 from Jason Whiddett put them in a winning position, leaving Aslam (17 not out) and George Bunn (17 not out) to take them to their 15th victory in 18 matches.

Swardeston’s Ben Chapman (89) and Elliott Fox (42) ensured their team would avoid relegation from Division Five with a second wicket partnership of 130 against Melton A. It meant that Swardeston cruised to an eight-wicket victory at Hilltops as they chased down Melton’s 183-7 with eight overs to spare.

Woody Loines (60) and Lee Whiddett (32) had given Melton a good start with an opening partnership of 80 but only Nick Gristwood (27) and skipper Simon Woods (20 not out) of the later batsman made double figures as Joe Beadman (3-49) Harry deCoteau-Spring (2-32) and Ed Taylor (2-31) kept Melton to below 200.

Melton B’s game at Cringleford was all over by mid-afternoon as the struggling home side were bowled out for 54 (Dale Weston 3-19, Leo DeSalis 3-7 and Chris Wright 3-8.

Steve Clarke (21 not out), Connor Stearman (15) and Eusha Fawad (10 not out) then knocked off the required runs in just 12 overs as Melton ensured they would stay in Norfolk League Division Two for a further season.

The C team made it four wins in a row beating second-placed Bungay A by 42 runs. A second wicket partnership of 83 between the veteran Steve Phoenix (33) and young James Bridges (43) provided a firm foundation before Kevin Ellis’ (60) maiden 50 and excellent cameos from Lohit Kannan (19) and Daniel Hayward (21) helped Melton to 234-6.

Young Lohit then claimed 4-47 in 10 overs and Bridges 2-9 as Melton won comfortably to finish in mid-table in Norfolk League 4SE.

With Melton’s six-a-side on Bank Holiday Monday it was a struggle getting enough players to travel to Barney for the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League clash and the home side won by 68 runs.

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