Wellington 132 Frome 55

Wellington are sixth in the early season West of England Premier League Somerset Division table after this resounding home win over Frome last weekend when 2018’s divisional runners up were rushed out in just 27 overs of a game that lasted some 67.1 overs of the 100 on offer.

Arron Campbell opted to bat on winning the toss and saw Sam Whitefield and Neil Hendy put on a solid 52 for the opening wicket as Whitefield made it to 18 before he was bowled by Dredge.

Hendy top scored with 37 with four fours and a six before he became one of three victims for Watts (3-27 in 10 overs).

Oli Beale made a good start in making 12, but from 76-2 Wellington’s score dipped to 110-9 as Dredge claimed two more wickets and M.Sanger 2-3 in five overs as Frome got to work with the ball.

Aks Latifi with 19 and Will Derrick with 3no put on 22 for the last wicket to boost the Red and Blacks to 132 all out with 9.5 overs going unused.

Frome never got going in their chase on 133 to win as Wellington’s new ball pairing of Luke Desave and Jack Beal tore in to their top order and had the top three out for just ten runs.

Desave with 1-13 in eight overs and Beal with 4-15 in six had laid the foundations for Wellington’s eventual success.

Neil Hendy joined the attack and collected 3-16 as his accurate medium pace gave him success.

Towards the end Will Derrick and Sam Whitefield also picked up the ball and were accurate too as Arron Campbell (2-2 in two overs) had the last say by bowling Dredge for 10 to see that his side took 18 points to Frome’s five.