Kyran Young takes six wickets as Frinton win thriller at Mildenhall
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Captain Kyran Young led from the front with six wickets, before Michael Comber ushered Frinton-on-Sea to a nail-biting one-wicket win at fellow high-flyers Mildenhall on Saturday.
Frinton moved up to fourth in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, one place behind Mildenhall, after successfully chasing down the hosts’ target of 180 at Wamil Way.
Young won the toss and elected to field, and in harness with Comber he made serious inroads into Mildenhall’s batting line-up from the very start.
Matt Allen and Nick Maiolo both fell to second-ball ducks at the hands of Comber, both trapped leg before, and two other early LBW decisions accounted for opener Joe Reed (11) and James Stamatis to leave Mildenhall toiling on 15 for four.
Young took both these wickets, and it was he who then ended the promising partnership of 87 between Ben Shepperson and Tom Rash when having the former caught by Tom Sinclair for 55.
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A patient Rash, the former Copdock & Old Ipswichian stalwart, advanced to 49 (off 80 balls) before he was caught by wicketkeeper Dominic Stockdale off Dan Carter to leave Mildenhall on 129 for nine.
However, a last wicket stand of 50 between Jon Allen (35no) and Edward Finnis (22) boosted that final total to 179 all out.
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Sinclair scored 43 at the top of the innings, but Frinton wobbled when suffering a batting collapse, Peter Worthington claiming figures of 15.3-7-32-5.
The game was hanging by a thread when Worthington’s fifth wicket left the Essex visitors on 169 for nine, but Comber’s fine 48 not out saw them home.
“We played some very positive cricket, and it was a very pleasing win,” explained Frinton captain Young, the Suffolk county player.
“The wicket was not too bad. It was a good cricket wicket, and both sides just bowled very well.
“We managed to make early inroads into what is a very strong Mildenhall batting line-up. With Peter Worthington coming in at No. 7, they have a lot of quality.
“We got them eight wickets down at lunch, but nothing went to hand during their last wicket stand. Tom Sinclair batted well, coming into the side, but we then had a mini-collapse at the end. Michael Comber saw us home, when other sides might have fallen short.”