Firsts Win Crucial Clash to Extend Lead

Firsts Win Crucial Clash to Extend Lead

26 Jun 2019

The showmen travelled away to their league rivals for a match that would decide whether Frome would pull ahead of their competitors or be challenged for top position in the league by Bridgewater. Bridgewater won the toss and elected to bat. R Croker (3-25) opened Frome’s attack with three early wickets, leaving Bridgwater on the back foot with 17-3 from 9 overs. Bridgewater seemed to be recovering when the showmen rallied with Watts (2-21), M Sanger (2-32), Knight (2-39) and Lett (1-34) all claiming wickets. 

Frome’s run chase began with a 63 opening partnership from P Sanger (21) and Lett (86), which dented Bridgewater’s hopes at reaching the top spot in the league. The remaining runs were chased down by R Croker (9), S Croker (20no) and Veal (7no). Which meant the showmen would claim 20 points from the game, giving them a 29 point lead against both rivals Bridgewater and Chard. Frome will host Taunton Deane 2nd XI on Saturday 29th (12:30pm start).


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