Cirencester: 167-4 (41.3) 18pts Frocester 2nds: 163-7 (50) 4pts

Cirencester started off their summer in strong fashion with a convincing six wicket win against Frocester second XI on Saturday.

It started well for Cirencester winning the toss and electing to bowl on a difficult surface to bat on.

An impressive opening spell for Billy Breen saw him get the opening wicket in the second over of the game.

This spell set up the innings for the home side, accompanied by James King meant that their opponents were restricted to 24-1 from the first 10 overs.

Will Mason managed to get the next wicket in the 17th over, with Ewan Gegg caught by James King at square leg.

The next spell of the game saw Frocester on top with a well worked 82 run partnership between Will Helmke and Charles Aitken.

The pair batted maturely, with a slice of luck after Aitken edged the ball to first slip and choosing not to walk after the umpire didn't spot the edge.

Akhil Shah eventually managed to get to break the partnership after 39 overs, ending Helmke's well made innings of 55.

This left Frocester on 138-3 with 11 overs left in their innings. A bowling partnership between Jock Jamieson-Black and James King meant that Cirencester were able to come back strongly and restricted their opponents to 35-4 in this period, meaning Frocester ended up on 163-7.

Frocester started the second innings very well removing both Cirencester's opening batsmen for less than 10.

Cirencester were able to replicate Frocester's batting innings with another large third wicket changing the momentum of the game.

Two brothers Jono Jamieson-Black and Jamie Jamieson-Black scored 95 runs from 107 balls in this partnership, which proved to be a game winning won. Jono departed for 47 with Cirencester needing 36 runs to win. Brother Jamie managed to finish off the job ending up on 62 not out, giving Cirencester a winning start to their 2019 Campaign.