Melton youngsters battle it out

Great Melton U13 beat Rocklands U13 by 79 runs at Great Melton in the South Norfolk Community LeagueHalf centuries from Chris Greenslade and Michael Farmer (his maiden fifty), enabled Melton U13 to post an imposing 168-2 in their 16 overs against Rocklands.

Great Melton U13 beat Rocklands U13 by 79 runs at Great Melton in the South Norfolk Community League

Half centuries from Chris Greenslade and Michael Farmer (his maiden fifty), enabled Melton U13 to post an imposing 168-2 in their 16 overs against Rocklands.

Melton then bowled out the visitors for 89 to record a convincing victory. Greenslade (51) and Farmer (50) both retired after reaching their fifties to leave Connor Stearman (15) and Olly Hazell (11*) to add some runs later in the innings.

C.Ellis (31) batted well in Rocklands' reply but wickets for Farmer (1-7), Stearman (1-11), Greenslade (2-11) and Hazell (1-10) plus two run outs meant that the Rocklands innings ended 79 runs short.


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Fakenham U11 beat Great Melton U11 by 27 runs at Fakenham in the Terry Moore Trophy

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After a great effort in the field Great Melton U11 struggled with the bat against a strong Fakenham side and lost by 27 runs. Fakenham batting first lost two wickets in the first over of the match off the bowling of Rob Smith who finished with figures of 3-1-5-2.

The rest of the team followed suit with Matt Foster taking 3 for 23 and Matt Rennie 3 for 14.

With Craig Attewell, Louis Chalcraft, Alex Rennie and Luke Marchant all bowling well Fakenham's innings finished on 294 for 9, a net score of 249.

In reply Melton found runs hard to come by against an accurate Fakenham attack, losing eight wickets. Joseph Greenslade was the only player to reach double figures with Great Melton's innings closing on 262 for 8, a net score of 222.

Great Melton U11 beat Topcroft U11 by 62 runs at Topcroft in the South Norfolk Community League

In their first taste of 'proper' none-pairs cricket in the South Norfolk Community League, Great Melton U11 were put in to bat and openers Ben Carding and Joseph Greenslade made an impressive start with some great shots and running between the wickets.

Greenslade scored 25 and Carding a best-ever 43 including six fours before both were dismissed near the end of the innings. Rob Smith (2) and Craig Attwell (1) finished the innings with the Melton score on 94 for 2. Once again Melton's bowling and fielding was very good.

There were wickets for Ben Carding (1-2), Craig Attewell (3-3-0-1), Louis Chalcraft (1-6) and Matt Rennie (2-13) who took two wickets in two balls. Topcroft were all out for 32. A great team effort. Well done boys.

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