Garboldisham U13s hosted Great Melton u13s in a 16 over, 8-a-side match. Having lost the toss, the home team began by fielding. Some good bowling from Thomas Simpson led to an early wicket and Arthur Johnson, Max Champion, Ella Dye and Harry Southgate all bowled keeping it tight. However a stronger Melton side started taking some quick singles and the runs soon added up. A great catch by Arthur off Jess’ bowling at deep square and another by Thomas off Max’s bowling gave Garboldisham 2 more wickets. The highlight of the innings was Arthur bowling a maiden in the final over and taking 3 wickets in the process, two caught and bowled and another good diving catch by Thomas. This top performance led to figures of 3 overs 4-11! Melton finished 121 all out off their 16 overs. Unfortunately, Garboldisham’s innings didn’t get off to the greatest start with Bailey Farrant and Arthur both losing their wicket early. Harry was unfortunately run out as well and Garboldisham found themselves 15 for 3. Thomas Simpson and George Self both batted very sensibly to rebuild the innings, George scored 10 and Thomas who batted really well and played some great shots, ended with 14. Jess played her best batting performance yet for the U13s with some great shots and a boundary to finish 11 not out, supported by Ella Dye at the end. Garboldisham finished 63 off 15 overs, unfortunately Great Melton were too strong a batting side this time, although there were some great highlights and individual performances for GCC. Well played Great Melton and good work Garby.
Sarah McGahan, U13s Manager
Photo: Thomas Simpson and George Self rebuild Garby’s innings