Frome 3’s travelled to Bridgwater hoping to get the game on following the heavy rain all week. On arrival the weather was dry but predictably a wet ground greeted the visitors. With both captains keen to get the game on Frome lost the toss and were asked to bat.
Frome started carefully on a pitch that was unpredictable with Knight and the returning Lamb rotating the strike and dispatching the bad balls to the boundary. Knight was the first to fall mistiming a drive and caught at cover. This brought Larder to the crease when the rain came down causing a 10 minute break. On resumption Frome built slowly before Lamb departed for an excellent 32. Frome Wobbled then with three batsmen departing for low scores leaving them teetering on 71-7. Frome fought back then with an excellent partnership between Larder and Lawrence-Berkeley with the latter finding and clearing the boundary before departing for 37, with Larder finishing on 55 n.o in Frome’s total of 147-8 off their 40 overs.
Following Tea, Frome knew the key to winning the game was tight bowling with the pitch drying and unpredictable and the ever reliable opening pair of Baldwin and Brook delivering. Baldwin made the breakthrough with the first wicket of Duckering. The change of bowling proved to be the pivotal passage of play with Gullock finding some turn on his way to picking up 4 wickets, with Dredge bowling his usual tight lines Frome squeezed the home side and with the introduction of Ford who picked up the final three wickets as Frome dismissed Bridgwater for a round 100 giving them victory by 47 runs and 32 points.
Next week the threes are on their travels again at Cheddar