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Trainor sets perfect example

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Records were smashed at Frocester who walloped a competition-best 446 for six in their ECB National Club Championship Third Round clash with St Fagan's.

Frocester skipper Nick Trainor, a former Gloucestershire pro, won the toss and elected to bat first - the captain leading the way with 111 off only 57 balls with 20 boundaries which included four maximums.

Trainor had to retire – the only thing that went wrong for him all day - but fellow opener Louis Gegg and Adam Robson continued to take the attack to St Fagan's.

Gegg, recently signed by Gloucestershire on an emerging player contract, was caught for 93 off 73 balls – a pedestrian rate in comparison to the carnage at the other end - while Robson also fell short of a century with his 91 coming off 53 balls.

Mark Hardinges, another Gloucestershire old boy, missed the boat completely scoring just 11.

There was still time left for Sam Birch to reach 50 and for Tom Wand to score 31 not out as Frocester became the first side ever to pass 400 in the history of the competition.

In reply the Welsh side managed just 149 for nine - some 297 runs short - despite Chris Lawlor scoring 58.