Archived Match Report
First XI vs. Tenbury - 09 May - 2 wins out of 2 for improved Frome!
Frome won the toss and invited the visitors from Tenbury to bat first. Some tight bowling from Louis Watkins and veteran Neil Andrews ensured a slow start to the innings, with Andrews having two chances missed by keeper Max Backhouse. Watkins struck twice to remove both openers and the pressure continued to build on the away side with the introduction of Chris Styles to the attack who proceeded to return figures of 4 for 20 from 14 overs as Tenbury stuttered to the hundred mark. The 9th wicket pair put up late resistance before two late strikes from Matt Morgan saw the innings close on 178 all out. A well controlled performance by the home attack only dented by some late order hitting along with a large number of wides.
Frome's reply began smoothly through Backhouse and Styles and they strode confidently along building a platform until Styles holed out for 30. Dan Watkins made a brief entrance before falling to a run out but Paul Andrews then joined Backhouse to take Frome past the 3 figure mark inside 20 overs. Andrews was next to depart and when Backhouse fell for a well made 72, nerves were beginning to show back in the pavilion with some 50 runs still required. Neil Andrews and Matt Morgan steadied things once again before the former departed lbw with 25 runs still needed to clinch victory. Louis Watkins marched to the crease determined to see his side home which he duly did along with Morgan as Frome completed a 5 wicket victory with plenty of overs to spare.