Saturday 19th May 2012
Everards League Division 8
Melton Mowbray Cricket Club 2nds away to Loughborough Greenfields 2nds
After 5 weeks of rained off games and natural byes Melton 2nd XI players got their season off to a flying start with a comprehensive win over Loughbroough Greenfields 2.
Loughboroughs batsmen dug in early, R.Simpson (16) and T.Heath (17) but they came up against an eager group of Melton bowlers took wickets frequently throughout the innings. Pick of the bowlers for Melton was Jim Eccles who gave a fine demonstration of swing blowing finishing on 6 wickets for 38 runs from his 19 overs. Eccles was well supported by Lee Jones (2 for 20), S.Mooney and Jamie Culy and between them they ground Loughboroughs batsmen to 89 all out.
Melton lost three early wickets but a 48 run partnership between Brian Draper (24 not out) and Mick Whitfield (16) saw Melton home comfortably in the 21st over.
Lee Jones 12-6-20-2; Jim Eccles 19-4-38-6; S. Mooney 7-2-21-0; J.Culy 1.5-0-4-2
R.Smallshaw 1 not out
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