Hood hat-trick in vain as Queniborough beat Melton Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 09:42

Hood hat-trick in vain as Queniborough beat Melton

Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 09:42

Grantham and Melton Association Division Three


Queniborough won by 6 wkts

A CHILLY Sunday began with Melton winning the toss and electing to bat.

Queniborough’s opening bowlers, captain Vamplew and Patel, bowled a consistent line to restrict Melton to 42-4 at the drinks break with Patel deservedly taking four wickets with accurate swing bowling.

Melton showed some resistance through Richardson (13), Potter (20) and Wells (18), but that ended when Kilby picked up four wickets in his seven-over spell, assisted by Smith at the opposite end.

Harrison finished off the innings with two wickets, leaving Melton 73 all out.

Mashru (17) and Lowe (17) began the innings brightly, Lowe confidently driving before edging to the keeper. Mashru and Hills (23 not out) built a partnership of 45 before Pete Hood created the moment of the match with a superb hat-trick.

Starting with a stunning caught and bowled to Mashru, Hood’s next ball dismissed Rushby LBW and the stumping of Morris completed the feat.

But Melton’s total proved insufficient as Hills hit the winning runs after 13 overs with six wickets to spare.

Melton Town: M. Pratt 5, G. Richardson 13, S. Booth 0, R. Potter 20, M. Brown 2, M. Wells 18, P. Hood 0, A. Brightwell 0, M. Brightwell 0, J. Rowlings 1, P. Foote 1*, Extras 13. Total: 73.

Bowling: J. Vamplew 7-2-12-0; N. Patel 10-1-24-4; C. Smith 7-2-13-0; J. Kilby 7-2-18-4; S. Harrison 3.1-0-6-2.

Queniborough: V. Mashru 17, R. Lowe 17, L. Hills 23*, J. Rushby 0, N. Morris 0, J. Vamplew 1*, Extras 17. Total: 75-4.

Bowling: S. Booth 5-1-27-1; J. Rawlings 6-1-27-0; P. Hood 2-0-13-3.



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