It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Frocester with another defeat in the league against Taunton St Andrews, but a heartening victory over Bristol in the Royal London National Club KO.

The 2nd X1 moved to the top of WEPL Gloucestershire with a resounding victory over Kingsholm and progressed to the third round of the National Village KO with Frampton conceding on Sunday.

On Saturday, Tom Banton made136, in a TSA total of 319-6. He was well-supported by Lloyd Alley who made 89 in a partnership of 175. Frocester never really challenged the TSA total, especially after Louis Gegg fell for 20 with the score on 44-2.

It was left to Jack Cowles with 27 to provide support for Uzi Qureshi, with a 70 run partnership. It looked as if Qureshi was going to carry his bat as he ran out of partners. But he was last out stumped for 98 with 3 overs still remaining as Frocester closed on 189 all out.

Frocester 2nd X1 thrashed Kingsholm by 258 runs, with James Cook and Chris Whincup featuring in an opening partnership of 210. Will Helmke with 42 and Sam Birch with 47 not out provided the fireworks to push the final total to 356-6 in 50 overs. The Kingsholm reply started well enough, with an opening partnership of 35, but then Dan Cave and Tom Morris took 5 quick wickets as the home team slumped to 46-5. They were eventually skittled out for 98.

On Sunday, Frocester defeated Bristol by 4 wickets in the National Club KO. Bristol made a total of 196 all out. In reply, Frocester suffered early losses but Qureshi (29) and Dan Whincup (34) took the total to 88-4, and then Callum Gegg batted superbly for 63 not out in a 97 run partnership with Nick Trainor, who scored 48 not out, to take Frocester to victory with 2 overs to spare.

Frocester are away to Clevedon next Saturday, while the 2nd X1 face Cirencester at Pounds Close.