MATCH REPORT: Melton home to Hinckley Amateur

Saturday 25th April 2015

Melton Mowbray Vs Hinckley Amateur Cricket Club

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket League

Division 3

Melton battle to the end!

Melton were put into bat by visiting Hinckley and made a solid start with opening pair Gary Potter and Ben Redwood both made half centuries. Melton put on a 77 runs for the opening partnership before loosing Potter. Lots of other players made contributions to get Melton to 202 gaining their maximum batting points.
Hinckley started with a 50 run partnership followed by a century stand leaving the visitors needing just 50 runs form 18 overs for victory.
Wickets then started to tumble. The scoreboard transformed from 155 for 2 to 158 for 4 and 165 for 5!
Hinckley managed to hold their nerve against the pressure for a 33 runs partnership before the Melton bowling line-up unleashed another dominating attack, taking four wickets for 4 runs in 4 overs but Melton had left themselves too much to do and Hinckley grabbed the winning runs after an exciting finale.

MELTON 202 all out

HINCKLEY 206 for 9

Hinckley won by 1 wicket.

G.Potter 53; B.Redwood 64; P.Stevenson 9; J.Taylor 24; L.Freer 4; P.James 27; S.Handley 1; M.Hurrell 7no; K.Tew 1; W.Holt 2; H.Gibbs 1.

K.Tew 12-5-37-3; P.James 8-2-37-1; J.Taylor 11-1-61-2; 4-1-24-0; B.Redwood 7.3-1-28-2



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