4:01pm Thursday 29th May 2014
FRINTON enjoyed a convincing 78-run home win against in-form Coggeshall on a rain-affected Bank Holiday Monday.
The result helped them move up to third in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one.
Skipper Mark Jones said: “It was a good win but there are still areas of our game we need to work harder on.
“We bowled well and both Justin Greaves and Matt Foakes batted superbly – that form needs to be replicated by the top order.”
Both teams observed a one-minute silence before the match, following the tragic death of popular local scorer Brian Savill.
Brian, who was well known at both clubs and scored at Frinton Cricket Week for many years, had died while scoring at Coggeshall the day before.
Having won the toss and deciding to bat, Frinton were in a tricky position on 21 for three, but West Indian all-rounder Justin Greaves came to the rescues.
Joined by Matt Foakes, who looked in fine touch, the pair put on a 131-run fourth-wicket partnership before Greaves departed on 77.
Mervyn Westfield joined Foakes who eventually departed for 82, providing Frinton with a highly competitive 193 for five after their 40 overs.
Frinton opening bowlers Westfield and Michael Armstrong quickly replicated the Coggeshall bowling by netting the first three wickets for 24 runs.
Westfield removed danger man Dane Cleaver for nine and with Armstrong taking out Byron Ovenstone for ten, the main batting strength was removed.
Spinners Ted Moulton (three for 34) and Lewis Catlow (three for 15) cleaned up the tail, as Coggeshall finished on 115 all out.
Frinton host Mildenhall on Saturday, 1pm start.
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