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Phil hits maiden ton for Melton

PUBLISHED: 17:21 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:33 14 July 2010

PHIL Lachowycz scored his maiden ton as Great Melton B continued their bright start to the season with a crushing win over Winterton.

The visitors, having asked Melton to bat, struck an early blow when youngster Drake bowled Daniel Malcolm in the first over but it brought Lachowycz to the crease and he showed a good touch from the start.

PHIL Lachowycz scored his maiden ton as Great Melton B continued their bright start to the season with a crushing win over Winterton.

The visitors, having asked Melton to bat, struck an early blow when youngster Drake bowled Daniel Malcolm in the first over but it brought Lachowycz to the crease and he showed a good touch from the start.

Stands of 82 with Josh Wilson, who also batted well for his 40, 75 with Steve Phoenix (27) and 34 with Henry Wanchoo (20no) took the total to 245-7.

Lachowycz was still there at the end, unbeaten on 113 (17 fours, one six).

Opening bowlers Sam Fryer (5-40) and Chris Wardale (2-22) then proved too hot to handle for the Winterton batsmen.

Only A Ewing (17) and C Lockhart (16) showed any real resistance as Winterton were bowled out for 64, Fryer grabbing a “fifer,” Wanchoo taking two wickets for no runs in two overs and George Bunn removing the last batsman with his first ball. Lachowycz weighed in with three catches.

Despite a good batting display Great Melton C were let down by inconsistent bowling and poor fielding as North Elmham scored the 197 runs they needed for victory with nine overs to spare.

Owen Taylor scored 54 and Nick Gristwood 38 in an opening partnership of 78 before Rob Brooker's unbeaten 31 and some powerful hitting from Mally Howard (23) and Graham Button (11no) saw Melton to a challenging total.

Unfortunately, despite only 11 runs coming off the first nine overs from Mark Flatman and Jake Mardell, with both openers back in the pavilion Melton then proceeded to bowl too short and there were far too many “four balls” and dropped catches. Milne (57), King (32), Hooks (19), Kay (20no) and Jopling (20) all hit a plethora of boundaries as Elmham won.

Flatman (2-22), Mardell (1-25) and Gristwood (2-20) were the pick of the bowlers.

w Great Melton U13 lost to Thetford U13 by 88 runs in the Alan Bridgewater Trophy.

Mason Button was the pick of the bowlers conceding just six extras in his three overs while Hon Sang Lee went behind the stumps for the first time and did well.

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