Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby go top with Welby rout

Lee Freer hits out on his way to 50 for Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby against Welby EMN-150505-132004002

Lee Freer hits out on his way to 50 for Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby against Welby EMN-150505-132004002

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Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby dodged the bad weather and climbed to top of Division Two with an emphatic victory over eight-man Welby.

The depleted visitors fought gallantly and may have thought a draw was theirs as the heavens opened several times during the match.

But a quick drying pitch coupled with three Frisby batsmen reaching 50 and accurate bowling led to a thumping 214-run victory for the hosts.

Having been asked to bat first, Frisby were initially kept quiet on a sticky, slow wicket. Welby would have been delighted to have kept the home side to just 89 from the first 20 overs considering their shorn bowling attack and the gaps in the field.

But upon resuming after a thunderstorm, the visitors were put to the sword as captain Adam Holland (55), David Iliffe (62) and Lee Freer (56) all racked up half-centuries.

Under 15s player Harry Heaney (32 not out) also compounded their misery with his own onslaught to help Frisby pass the 250 mark.

There was very little respite for Welby when batting as Frisby hit their straps immediately with the ball.

Lee Freer continued his good day, claiming the wickets of both opening batsmen, including Simon Meadows (20) who was the only batsman to reach double figures.

Peter Short and Craig Caunt completed the victory, taking two wickets apiece as Welby were bowled out inside 23 overs for just 38.

Frisby: C. Holland 15, A. Holland 55, D. Iliffe 62, L. Freer 56, S. Markley 18, H. Heaney 32*, C. Caunt 1*, Extras 13. Total: 252-5.

Welby: 38.

Bowling: D. Iliffe 6-1-10-1; L. Freer 7-3-13-2; C. Caunt 5.3-0-10-2; P. Short 4-3-4-2.