It's a washout for Melton

LAST Saturday's inclement weather meant that all four Great Melton teams were rained off. Only the C team managed more than a few overs. There was enough time for Olly Phoenix, on a rare visit from home, to score a quick-fire 96 not out against Acle B at South Walsham.

LAST Saturday's inclement weather meant that all four Great Melton teams were rained off.

Only the C team managed more than a few overs.

There was enough time for Olly Phoenix, on a rare visit from home, to score a quick-fire 96 not out against Acle B at South Walsham.

Mally Howard hit an unbeaten half-century as the C team looked on course for their first victory of the season at 168-0 after 25 overs.


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But the persistent drizzle gradually made conditions worse and, after an early tea, the game was abandoned.

Great Melton U13s lost to Diss U13s by 52 runs at Melton Park in the Alan Bridgewater Cup.

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The U13 side lost their unbeaten record in the Alan Bridgewater after producing a rather jaded performance against a strong Diss side.

With some of the boys having played a large number of matches the previous week as well as attending District coaching, Melton's normally reliable bowlers struggled to find their line.

Although their were wickets for Olly Hazell, Johnny Malcolm and Craig Woolrich plus a run-out, Diss were helped by 52 'extras' as they totalled 341-4 leaving Melton to score 309 to win.

Kieron Pask top-scored for Diss with 22 although he was out twice.

Melton's reply started very well with first pair Woolrich (seven not out) and Hazell (11 not out) scoring 31 off their four overs.

Malcolm (12 not out) and Sam Palmer (1) then took the score to 255-1 at the halfway point and Melton were in with a chance until slow-bowler S Davey took three wickets in two overs.

It left last pair Chris Greenslade and Alex Tonnison (three not out) with too much to do and, although Greenslade hit 23 he was out twice as Melton finished on 313-7, a net total of 257.

Thus, Melton lost by 52 runs which made the 52 extras a highly significant figure!

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