Melton U11s make impressive hardball debut

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Melton’s first-ever under 11s hardball team came out winners against Rothley by 54 runs.

Batting first, Melton’s opening pair of Braime and Bestwick put on 41 in their four overs, and Cropper and Tew kept up the scoring with 29.

Thorpe and Wright (23) maintained the momentum before Wilson and Randall closed the innings on a very good 289-6.

All of the Melton bowlers took wickets in the reply with Thorpe picking up four. A great wicket-keeping display by Randall helped dismiss Rothley for 235 to cap a superb all-round team performance.