Bit of history by Great Melton girls

GIRL POWER: The Great Melton U13 girls team that took on and beat Rocklands, who included two girls

GIRL POWER: The Great Melton U13 girls team that took on and beat Rocklands, who included two girls in their side. Back Row: Hannah Brook (manager and coach), Errin Kettridge, Cassie Mawby, Aimee Palmer, Becca Greenslade. Front: Emily Grisewood, Robyn Edge, Bethany Harmer, Holly Marchant. - Credit: Archant

Great Melton girls made a little bit of history when Robyn Edge and Beth Harmer strode confidently out to bat against Rocklands in the South Norfolk Community League. The Melton girls became the first club all girls side in Norfolk to compete in an 'open' age-group competition. Robyn was bowled by the first ball but, from then on, things got decidedly better. Harmer (15) and Aimee Palmer (23) played some excellent shots in a partnership of 40 before Rebecca Greenslade and Emily Grisewood steadily pushed the score along to 87 before Greenslade was caught off the last ball of the innings for 15, leaving Grisewood unbeaten on 11.

The girls' bowling had to be good to defend 87 and it was, with Rocklands finishing on 59-3.