County League: Melton Mowbray overpower Electricity Sports

Melton's Karl Tew claims the wicket of Electricity Sports batsman Chris Foster EMN-150623-100337002

Melton's Karl Tew claims the wicket of Electricity Sports batsman Chris Foster EMN-150623-100337002

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Rain clouds threatened again at the All England Sports Ground on Saturday but it didn’t prevent Melton Mowbray wrapping up a convincing win.

Melton won the toss and put the visiting team, Electricity Sports, in to bat.

Tight bowling from the opening pair of Ben Redwood and Karl Tew made it difficult for the visitors and wickets soon followed.

They removed the top three batsmen for just nine runs and had only conceded 27 runs by the 11th over.

Redwood took his second wicket and Tew went on to bag four wickets for just 22 runs.

Bowling changes didn’t bring any relief for the visitors as Phil James and Jon Taylor both came on and took wickets, bowling out the Leicester side in the 25th over with just 81 runs on the board.

Melton didn’t take anything for granted in their reply, and did lose four wickets on the way.

But they successfully hunted down the total in just 18 overs, helped by top scorers Gary Potter (25) and Lee Freer (26).

The result leapfrogged Melton above Electricity Sports in mid-table and lie just eight points behind Mountsorrell Castle who they visit on Saturday (1pm).

Electricity Sports: 81.

Bowling: K. Tew 9-3-22-4; B. Redwood 9-0–30-2; P. James 3.2-0-12-2; J. Taylor 3-0-11-1.

Melton: D. Kreschemer 0, G. Potter 25, B. Redwood 13, L. Freer 26*, J. Taylor 1, P. James 4, Extras 13. Total: 82-4.