London Colney’s 1st XI put secured a convincing seven-wicket success over Frogmore to move up to third in the Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League Division Five A.

After losing the toss, Colney were put in the field on the hottest day of the year so far. This did not deter them from putting on their best fielding and bowling performance for some time, however.

Carl Frame (1-11) set the tone having T. Woods caught behind in his first over while Andy Coley (3-20) bowled another one of his hostile spells that was too quick and accurate for the Frogmore batsmen.

After an excellent catch by Scott Hadley, Frogmore were rattled at 15 for 4 and there was no let up from the replacement bowlers as both Uzman Zaman (2-25) and Liam Frame (2-28) bowled tight lines, giving Frogmore batsmen nothing to work with.

The pressure eventually told when J. Al-Dharraji was caught and bowled by Liam Frame to leave Frogmore 75-8 and it was only a matter of time before the innings were wrapped up as Simon Fretter (2-7) took the last wicket at 91.

It looked like their innings would be a formality but Colney lost opener Alex Flett early on for 0 to leave them at 4-1.

Colney promoted up the order to open hit some good shots and Frame’s half-century helped them to steady the ship.

Cole was finally caught behind for 11 to leave Colney 25-2, so skipper Scott Hadley joined Frame at the crease and the pair took the game away from Frogmore.

Hadley fell trying to finish quickly for 17, so it was left to Frame to finish things off with a flurry of boundaries which saw him end up 50 not out.

A good performance all round and all memories of the defeat to North Mymms the week before were long gone.

Next up for Colney is high flying Rickmansworth away and they will be hoping to keep the standards as high as they set them this week.

The London Colney 2nd XI also achieved a win as they beat Cheshunt Rosedale III by three wickets.

Everyone chipped in with the ball but the pick of the bowlers was Trevor Ray with 3-41.

Colney managed to restrict the hosts to 147 which they were confident they could chase but it was all one way traffic as Colney lost wickets at regular intervals before a match-winning 34 not out from Greg Pedder saw them home.

It was left to young Dan Pedder to finish it in style. dispatching the ball out of the ground for a huge 6.

It was a good win and that got some momentum building for the 2s who will look to push on from this win next week against Harpenden V.