Melton target higher leagues after securing promotion

Cricket.
Cricket.

Melton Town CC have set their sights on going much higher up the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League after securing the Division 4 East title at the weekend.

Regular Lee Freer said: “Going up to Divison 3 gives us a base to go further and we feel we should be pushing to get at least to Division 2 and Division 1.”

The championship run-in turned into a bit of anti-climax with the final four fixtures not taking place due to bad weather and Saturday’s scheduled opponents, Thorpe Arnold 2nds, failing to raise a side.

That gave Melton the title although closest rivals Market Overton were beaten by nine runs by Illston Abbey.

Freer said: “We found out on Thursday night that Thorpe wouldn’t be able to field a team but we had to wait until Saturday when the league was notified.

“It was a bit of an anti-climax to be honest because it had been neck-and-neck with Market Overton up until the last few games.

“We have been top for the majority of the season so I think we deserve to win the title. It’s been a great season for us.”