Frinton skipper Kyran Young actually won a toss on Saturday and made the bold decision to bat first in overcast conditions (the only East Anglian Premier League Captain to make this choice) With Burwell & Cambridgeshire quick bowler Sam Rippington in fine form the Frinton top order got off to a shaky start with Alex Price removed for 9 & Young for 4. When Mervyn Westfield was caught behind off Rippingtons bowling for just 10 it looked like a collapse was possible. However opener Mike Griggs stuck to the task with a patient 46 and in-form Suffolk all-rounder Mike Comber got the innings back on track with a well-crafted 66. Support came later in the batting order from wicket-keeper Tom Benn with 43 and spinner Lewis Catlow with an unbeaten 30.
Frinton managed 218 all out despite Rippington returning the excellent figures of 7 for 48 off his 18 overs however with one of the strongest attacks in the league the Frinton seamers tails were up. Comber quickly removed Burwell Captain Joe Tetley for a duck and followed this by bowling Ben Seabrook for a duck. Westfield then chipped in with the wickets of Sumerskill and Jagot. Dan Carter removed Jones for 1 and when Young removed James Seabrook for 5 the visitors were in all sorts of trouble at 34 for 6. Resistance came in the form of Rick Potter who managed 44 until caught by Catlow off Youngs bowling then at the end of the order with Josh Arksey (22) & Rippington (25).With Westfield returning to the fray to clear up the tail the visitors managed 127 all out. Westfield was the pick of the Frinton attack returning figures of 4 for 62 off his 12.4 overs.
Frinton’s EAPL team are off on their travels with consecutive away trips to Vauxhall Mallards & Norwich whilst the 2nd XI entertain Maldon then Worlington in the Two Counties First Division at 11am. Frinton will be combining their annual local schools kwik-cricket tournament with the ECB’s Cricket-Fest on Monday starting at 9am at Ashlyns Road