NE Leics Under 11s League
MELTON MOWBRAY v EGERTON PARK
Sponsors: Harrison Murray
Egerton Park won by 19 runs
Melton hosted this Under 11s North East encounter at the All England Sports Ground against Egerton Park. Game Captain H.Stokes won the toss and decided to bowl which seemed to work well when opening bowler H.Gibbs taking a wicket with his 3rd ball. Keen bowling too came from C.Hull in the opening spell but Egerton Park recovered to 227 from the first 4 overs.
Melton dug in at this point and put the batsmen under pressure with wickets from K.Mistry and again from H.Gibbs and a maiden over from E.Hood restricting Egerton Park to 232 after 8 overs. Egerton again recovered and were on 254 by the end of the 12th over. Tough overs came at the end for Melton where Egerton Park scored well with the final batting pair showed good awereness to find open spaces and forge a 39 run partnership for the last 4 overs, ending on 293.
Melton started cautiously in the first four overs but a 22 run partnership between L.Mackie and S.Thorpe meant that scores were level on 232 after 8 overs. Another strong partnership from K.Mistry and J.Lambert put the home side on 247 at the end of the 12th over but with a target of 294 the final pair had a tall order.
11 runs from the 9th over including two fours from H.Gibbs and H.Stokes left 33 required from 3 overs but a wicket in the 10th over slowed the chase down and Melton ended 19 runs short.
Meltons next game is away to Thorpe Arnold on Friday 5th July.
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