Frinton followed up last weeks demolition of Bury with a 122 run thumping of neighbours Copdock at Ashlyns Road.
With Michael Griggs unavailable for selection it fell on Barbadian Kemar Smith to open with Joe Fowler. Smith teed off immediately and hit a quick 12 until adjudged LBW to Copdock skipper Tom Rash. Frinton skipper Kyran Young, fresh from a century last week, arrived at the crease and put on a 56 run second wicket partnership until Fowler departed LBW for 32. Copdock must have regretted a dropped catch early in Youngs innings as the Australian held his bat for an unbeaten 86. Useful contributions to Frinton’s 227 for 9 came from Mervyn Westfield (19) Mike Comber (35) & Dan Carter (10).
Any fears that this was not a winning total were quickly put to rest when Comber dismissed Copdock run-machine Martyn Cull for 4 caught behind by keeper Tom Benn. Young then introduced himself into the attack and dismissed former Essex player Jaik Mickleburgh for 11. He followed this with a next ball dismissal of Archie Gravell and very nearly claimed a hat-trick as Rash only just managed to get the bottom edge of his bat to a ball heading straight for his stumps.
With Comber bowling 10 overs upfront and claiming 3 for 22 the other wickets were shared between Westfield, Smith, Young & Dan Carter. The visitors stumbled to 105 all out of which the 28 Frinton extras were the highest score in the scorebook.
Copdock skipper Tom Rash was gracious in defeat tweeting ‘Tough day today. Well played Frinton (who) outplayed us. There new pavilion is great by the way, really a top place to play Cricket now’ The official opening of Frintons new pavilion will take place during the next home game on Saturday.
Frinton’s 2nd XI were unsuccessful in their fixture away to Witham. The hosts put on 202 for 8 in their rain shortened 45 overs with Jermaine Shillingford claiming 3 for 48. Frinton only managed 83 all out in response with Australian Blake Reed top-scoring with 17 runs. Frinton’s 3rd XI and Ladies XI both clocked up wins against Colchester Cavaliers & Felixstowe respectively.
Frinton host Horsford on Saturday in an East Anglian Premier League match which starts at 11am.