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Mixed luck for Melton sides

PUBLISHED: 17:25 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:31 14 July 2010

Great Melton suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Acle A on Saturday.

Opener Richard Wood was given out to a dubious lbw decision in the third over.

Great Melton suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Acle A on Saturday.

Opener Richard Wood was given out to a dubious lbw decision in the third over. Jon Howard fell for a duck in the fourth over and was soon joined by Martin Bunn two overs later. Matt Clarke didn't last long either and Alex Cooper fell in the 12th over to make the score 9-5 and all the top four back in the pavilion without a run between them.

After Daryl Godbold received the second contentious lbw, Marcus and Mark Scott added 34 for the seventh wicket.

After Godbold Jnr departed, the Melton bottom three offered little resistance and the innings closed on a pitiful 68. Mark Scott was the only Melton batsman to offer any resistance with 24 runs.

An attacking opening spell from Nathan Devlin removed Acle skipper Geoff Handley and there was one wicket a-piece for Mark Scott and Alex Cooper, but the home team knocked off the runs within 16 overs with Ward unbeaten on 54 at the close.

Great Melton A (26pts) beat Bradenham A (7) by 45 runs in Division Four. Top scorers were Jason Whiddett with 83 and younger brother Lee with 64. David Bunn took the total to 255-5 with two fours and a towering six in the final over. Bradenham totalled a creditable 210 all out with G Coulson taking 3-27 and D Osborne 3-52.

Melton (147) beat Old Catton (105) by 47 runs at Melton Park in the Wensum Midweek Cup. Melton's man of the match was Scott Andrews for his belligerent hitting and tight bowling.

Melton C beat Felthorpe A by five wickets in Division 10. Felthorpe hit 103 with N Gristwood taking 2-12.

Melton got 107 for the loss of five wickets with M Howard on 30no.

Melton Sunday slipped to a narrow 20-run defeat to Sprowston in Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Division One.

G Bunn took 3-42 as Sprowston hit

205-6 and J Cooper top scored with 64 in Melton's reply of 185.

Melton U15 beat Ashmanhaugh UI5 by 148 runs in the Spirit of Cricket Cup.

George Bunn and Nick Gristwood made their highest individual scores as Bunn hit an undefeated 97 and Gristwood 67 in a total of 223-3.

Melton U13 lost to Lowestoft Town U13 by 29 runs at Denes Oval in the Portman Cup.

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