Captain Kyran Young leads from the front as Frinton record a big win over Copdock & OI
Kyran Young produced a captain’s knock to help his Frinton side on their way to a resounding victory over Copdock & Old Ipswichian, by a big margin of 122 runs at Ashlyns Road on Saturday.
Young batted for most of Frinton’s innings, after Copdock captain Tom Rash had won the toss and elected to field.
Frinton compiled a testing 227 for nine, off their 50 overs, thanks in the main to Young’s excellent 86 not out, batting at No. 3.
An in-form Young, who was fresh from scoring a century (105 not out) against Bury St Edmunds the previous weekend, struck nine boundaries and a six in his 102-ball stay.
He received good support from opener Joe Fowler (32), plus middle order all-rounders Merv Westfield (19) and Michael Comber (35).
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For Copdock, skipper Rash claimed four for 54 off his 10 overs, with spinner Stephen Croft taking three for 46 off his 10.
“I’m hitting it all right at the moment,” said a modest Young, after his side’s third win from five games in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.
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“I knew we would be up against it early on, but that suits my game, because I have to get myself set before playing some shots.
“It was a good total, but I thought it might still be a little light, because Copdock have chased down some big totals,” added Young.
As it happened, no Copdock batsman managed to settle, with No.3 Jack Beaumont (20) the top scorer in a disappointing total of 105 all out.
Comber took three for 22 off his 10 overs, while there were two wickets apiece for Young, Kemar Smith (10-0-34-2) and Westfield.
It was Comber who made the vital first breakthrough, having Martyn Cull (4) caught by wicketkeeper Thomas Benn, while Young dismissed main danger-man Jaik Mickleburgh (11), who was caught by Westfield at gully while attempting a drive.
“It was a big win for us. Getting their two openers out early was key,” added Young.
“Dismissing Cull opened up an end, and put the pressure on Jaik (Mickleburgh).
“Kemar Smith bowled particularly well. He bowls a lot flatter than the spinners we have had in the past, so I can bring him on early or late in the innings.”
Frinton will open their new pavilion this Saturday, when they take on Horsford.