Egerton Park Under 13s slipped to a narrow defeat against Plumtree who won the toss and batted first.
Park struck first with an excellent caught behind by Garnett to spark the start of Barber’s fine spell. The Melton side continued to make inroads, but could never keep the run rate down.
Barber was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 2 for 14 from four overs as Plumtree finished on 119-5.
Park openers Woods and Rodenby faced some hostile bowling, and at 40-2, Garnett came to the crease.
His first scoring shot was a boundary, and excellent running by him and his twin brother ensured they were only just behind the run rate.
A brace of boundaries allowed him to retire on 25 to cap an excellent morning’s work.
The run rate fell away and not even Barber’s unbeaten 12, or Watchorn’s late effort could get Park closer than 95-5.