Two in a row for Mellis

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Beeston II 28 lost to

Mellis 75 by 47 runs

The old cricket adage that low scoring games are often the most exciting certainly held true, as Mellis held their nerve to record their second win in a row on Saturday.

Due to a combination of rain, sunshine and two broken mowers, the outfield at Beeston was extremely lush.

Boundaries were at a premium and with lively bowling from Beeston’s youngsters, the Mellis top three all posted low scores.

Fortunately, Adam Williamson (19) and Pete Tomson (seven) both found the concentration needed to edge the score up to 50.

The remaining Mellis batsmen then put together a series of useful partnerships to edge the score up to 75.

At the halfway point of the game the Mellis total looked like it was 50 runs short of what was needed. However, the Beeston batsmen never recovered from their shaky start.

Richard Morgan (2-2) bowled at a lively pace at one end, while the guile of Christiaan Partridge (5-12) reduced Beeston to 17-8.

Mark Prior (1-6) and Stephen Matthews (1-7) each picked up a wicket to finish the hosts off, all out for just 28 runs.