A SOUTH Somerset cricket team are one win away from playing in a Lord's final this month.

North Perrott progressed to the semi-finals of the National Village Cup last weekend, and this coming Sunday they take on St Albans-based Redbourn for a place in the final, which will be played at 'the Home of Cricket' on Saturday, September 19.

Not that victory looked likely last Sunday, as they were reduced to 18-3 early on, having been inserted by visitors Frocester.

Richard Cave (3-19) accounted for George Retter, Joseph Eckland and Jake Symes, but George Whorlow (49) and Sam Rowswell (58) dragged their side up to 125, at which point Whorlow fell to Aaron Tuck (2-32).

Nick Taylor added 12, and Perrott ended their 40 overs with 161-8.

Frocester’s reply saw them lose three of their top four for single-figure scores, too, as Alfie Ogborne claimed 2-28, but Chris Whincup had his sights set on winning the cup as he thumped 69 off 58 balls to push the score towards 100.

The spin of Whorlow (4-19) was started to leave its mark on Frocester’s middle order, but the turning point came in an over bowled by another spinner, Lorraine Szczepanski.

Szczepanski (2-22) dismissed Whincup and Chad Trainor off successive deliveries, and from 99-5 the visitors collapsed to 114 all out to hand Perrott the victory.

They are at home again this Sunday (1pm start), as Redbourn come down to Willis Lane with it all to play for.