Frome followed last week’s opening success with an impressive win against Minehead. Frome won the toss and elected to bowl first on a damp home wicket. It was another stellar performance from Barton (4-31) who claimed the first four wickets, leaving Minehead 40-4 off 12 overs. Wickets were also claimed by N. Dredge (2-20), R. Croker (1-39), Watts (1-22), M Sanger (1-22) and Lett (1-19). Which left Minehead 155 all out at the interval.
P Sanger (20) and Lett (20) both started the batting confidently, creating a partnership of 32 runs before Lett fell to the bowling of Archer. Next to face the Minehead bowlers was R Croker (28) who looked to improve the run rate and put the opposition under pressure. Two quick wickets fell, leaving Frome 84-3 from 24 overs. A partnership of 52 was then built by Gullock (28) and S Croker (37*). Minehead’s Taylor returned for a second spell to gain the wickets of Gullock and Smart (0). S Croker and Smith (11*) brought home the win to gain 19 points from the game. Frome now hold second position in the league at this early stage of the season.
Match Sponsored by the Palmer-Goddard family.
Frome travel to Wellington on 18 May (12:30 start)