Sat 9th July – Redwood and Freer inspire Melton Firsts to good victory

Everards County League Division Six




Melton won by 5 wkts

Team sponsor: Ketchup Marketing. Matchball sponsor: Twinlakes.

MELTON had no hesitation in electing to bowl against early season pacesetters Mountsorrel and Ben Redwood quickly drew first blood, getting an early lbw.

The pace combination of Redwood and Lee Freer was causing Mountsorrel significant problems and wickets fell at regular intervals to skittle the visitors out for a disappointing 96.

Melton only used two bowlers, Redwood finishing with an impressive five wickets for 36 runs, while Freer finished with an equally impressive five for 55 runs, all of the wickets bowled.

Melton’s reply started confidently with Stevenson and Redwood taking the score to 26 before Stevenson was caught. Freer then joined the impressive Redwood and the score quickly progressed to 50 off only 10 overs before Freer was caught in the slips.

Man-of-the-match Redwood went on to score 34 and played a major part in helping Melton take 24 points off a disappointing Mountsorrel team. Mountsorrel: 96.

Bowling: B. Redwood 12-3-36-5; L. Freer 11.5-1-55-5.

Melton: P. Stevenson 10, B. Redwood 34, L. Freer 18, M. Mabbott 10, A. Gul 8, D. Smith 7*, L Marsh 4*, Extras 8. Total: 99-5.

Published on Tuesday 12 July 2011 10:01