Bridgwater continued their strong start to the season with a dominant performance with bat and ball at home to Frocester.

The visitors were bowled out for a below-par score of 151, a tally easily chased by the home side within 20 overs.

Proceedings got underway on Saturday with Frocester winning the toss and opting to bat.

Yet, the team struggled against the fiery form of Alfie Ogborne, who in his third over took two wickets.

Frocester stumbled further as Bridgwater's Matt Burton, complemented Ogborne's efforts.

The visitors then saw the rise of Bikram Kumar Das, and Zain Syed from Gloucestershire, who tried to stabilise their position despite falling to 19 for 2.

However, their partnership snapped when Bridgwater introduced Ned Leonard and Max Toohey into the attack after 10 overs.

The tenacious bowlers decimated the visitor's batting, with Frocester falling to 101 for 6, from 88 for 2.

Frocester's Jono Jamieson-Black struggled to rebuild his team's innings, managing a decent score of 30 before being dismissed.

The visitor’s lower order was dispatched swiftly by the striking duo of Ogborne (4-38) and Burton (2-30).

Frocester losing their stance in only 36.2 overs saw an early tea.

Following the break, Bridgwater openers, James Regan and Luke Pearson-Taylor, dismantled Frocester's hopes, quickly reaching a score of 27 in only 3 overs.

Despite losing Regan early, Bridgwater held their ground.

New entrant Charlie Sharland impressed with two high-class boundaries, while Pearson-Taylor perfectly read the delivery for both front and back-foot shots.

Sharland scored a quick 35 off only 22 balls before falling victim to a stumping.

This brought skipper Alex Eckland into play, who showcased a masterful batting display by punishing any overconfident deliveries to the off-side.

However, it was Pearson-Taylor who dazzled the crowd by scoring a well-played half-century from only 45 balls.

Bridgwater reached their target quickly, with Pearson-Taylor (66) falling when only two runs were required, leaving Mike Coles and captain Eckland at the crease.

Bridgwater is now set to face league leaders Bath next weekend at 12pm.

This coupled with the clash between the 2nd XI and local rivals Wembdon brings an exciting weekend for cricket fans.