CANON Frome travelled to South Wales on a hot sunny afternoon and batted first having won the toss on a wicket that gave the impression of being full of runs.


They started badly as Chris Styles fell to the first ball of the fifth over. The last ball of the tenth over saw Andy Rogers depart for eight, hitting a short wide out straight to extra cover's hands. Soon 24-2 became 31-3 when Neil Andrews was bowled for two but the Mence brothers, Rob and Rhod, began to repair some of the damage. However, they fell in the space of five runs, Rhod first to fall for 28 while Rob holed out for 27 at 74-5.

Marcus Wrinch and Chris Frost undertook the task of taking Frome to a defendable score with a stand of 58 but both fell to consecutive deliveries, Wrinch having made 17 and Frost 34.

Any hopes of late runs were quickly dashed as Jon Williams was caught from his first delivery and Stuart Davies holed out to deep mid-wicket for four. Harry Orgee was last man out leaving Seth Marshall stranded nine not out as Frome ended 141 all out with more than two overs unused.

The wicket was proving harder to bat on than had been thought but tight bowling was needed by the visitors. The total had reached 22 from the first eight overs but a double wicket strike by Seth Marshall gave Frome renewed hope.

Glangrwyney moved slowly onto 62 before Chris Styles trapped Ben Bowker lbw in his second over but too many four balls were being bowled to put the home side under real pressure. Once again a double wicket strike by Andy Rogers boosted the visitors as 108-3 became 108-5 with opener Lennox departing having reached 50 and Neil Andrews removed Groucher with the Welshman ten runs short.

This was Frome's last success as the home side got to their target in the 42nd over.