Friday 6th June 2014
Division North East U11 Incrediball B
Thorpe Arnold Vs Melton Mowbray
Melton Won by 45 runs
After the rains, Friday was a bright and warm day for this Under 11’s match.
Visiting Captain M.Wrath won the toss and elected to field first. Tight bowling yielded an early wicket for J.Lambert but the home side recovered to 228 for 1 from 8 overs. There were further tight bowling from A.Cropper, K.Biggs and L.Mackie up to the end of the 12th over with the hosts on 244 for 1. Four extremely tight overs from E.Hood, M.Wrath and H.Stokes conceding just 9 runs for 1 wicket that held the total to 248 for 2 from 16 overs.
Melton batsmen came in to hunt down the total and were off to a flyer with some keen running between the wickets from K.Biggs and A.Cropper that had the Visitors on 223 for 1 from 4 overs. Captain M.Wrath and L.Mackie accelerated the scoreboard in a partnership worth 34 that moved the scoreboard to 257 for 2 at the end of the 8th over. The game was Melton’s to loose and although 2 more wickets fell to some accurate bowling from the hosts the Visiting side forged two more solid partnerships to finish on 293 for 4.