Match Report: Saturday 10th June, 2017

Melrose continued their winning ways with an emphatic 8 wicket victory against MDAFS 3. Match captain Sharief Hosny arrived 30 minutes late to the game forcing Josh Loftus to take over as skipper, and Loftus opted to open the bowling with himself and Duncan Howard. Melrose struck early with Howard quickly picking up the wicket of the opener. Loftus kept the pressure on the home side through his very economical bowling. Howard then removed the other opener to leave MDAFS 2-4. Thomas Brown and Callum Wilson continued to pile on the pressure. Brown finally claimed his first wicket of the season however he is still placed behind long-time rival Will Owen in the wicket taking standings. Wilson grabbed two for himself and was unlucky not to get more. Darren King came into the attack and cleaned up the tail finishing with the impressive figures of 3-9. MDAFS were bowled out for 66 after a fine display in the field by Melrose.

After tea Melrose started strongly chasing down the total with a few boundaries from Dudley Milne. However things took a turn for the worse as Will Owen, clearly feeling lethargic after one too many curry pies, was bowled. Brown and Milne hunted down most of the total until Brown threw his wicket away. This brought Loftus to the crease who saw the total off along with Milne. A comfortable victory for Melrose in the end.

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