Frankton firsts travelled to face Pontesbury firsts in the Shropshire County Cricket League Division One on Saturday.

With Pontesbury winning the toss, they made the decision to insert the visiting Frankton.

A pair of half-centuries by Brent Doubell and Scott Hale got Frankton off to a great start, before Mike Bellamore dismissed Doubell lbw for 66.

Thomas Wilkie was next up to replace Doubell, but was unable to achieve a similar total after being caught out by James Moss for 12.

Jordan Parry added 23 before he too was dismissed lbw.

A target of 200 left Frankton hoping to make quick work of dismissing the top-order batsmen.

They managed to do just that, as Jack Hutchinson and Richard Parry-Jones took two of the opening three batsmen out with just 16 runs between them.

The rest of the batsmen were only able to muster up 31 between them before they were all-out.

Helped by extras, Pontesbury could only reach a score of 81, giving Frankton the victory.

On Saturday, Frankton firsts take on Alberbury firsts.

It was also a successful afternoon for Frankton seconds as they took on Harpers firsts in the Shropshire County Cricket League Division Three.

Frankton won the toss and elected to field.

While a number of Harpers batsmen were dismissed for fewer than 10 runs, it was a good afternoon for Kumara Bayalapudi and Biant Singh who between them racked up 86 runs to provide a huge boost to the away side’s score.

The side was all-out for 147, so it was left to Frankton to chase the score.

Some solid batting by the top-order batsmen fired Frankton towards their target early on.

Despite George Dickin being caught out after making seven runs, Dave Powell managed 25 while Tom Cockayne scored 41.

Pick of the bunch was Cian Jones however, who hit half a century to take his side closer to their target.

Jason Brookes added a handful of runs to the score to push the side over the line.

The side scored 150-3 to take the win.

On Saturday, the seconds face an away trip to take on Quatt seconds.

Frankton thirds played on Sunday when they were beaten by Worfield thirds.