Arran is Acle cup hero

Acle and Great Melton served up a cracking Norfolk Alliance U13 final which went to the last over where man of match Arran Dhesi scored 45 not out to secure victory.

In an eight-a-side pairs match Melton batted first and recorded a respectable 295-3 (Net 271).

Ryan Howard gave the innings much-needed impetus with 14 and captain Jo Greenslade hit an impressive looking 35. James Hasting (1- 3) was the most successful bowler. In reply Chloe Dhesi (16) gave the innings early impetus which subsequently stalled in the middle overs and when the last pair went to the wicket Gt Melton were firm favourites with almost 50 still needed.

Dhesi had other ideas and at the start of the last he smashed three fours to secure victory. Of the bowlers Aimee Palmer only conceded six runs from her three overs including two maidens.

In the Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Terry Moore U11 final, Great Witchingham beat Vauxhall Mallards by 52 runs at Garboldisham.

Witchingham batted first in the eight-a-side pairs format and posted 321 for four (net 301). Dan Arnold top scored with 17 and Toby Adams was the pick of the bowlers with one for 14 from three overs.

Charlie Nunn made a top score of 14 for Mallards, but they could only manage 279 for six (net 249).

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Charlie Rogers took two for eight from three overs, with man-of-the-match Arnold also claiming two wickets.