CRICKET: Missed chances prove costly for Beaminster

THREE WICKETS: Beaminster's Simon Jones

THREE WICKETS: Beaminster's Simon Jones

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CERNE VALLEY 199 (19pts) beat BEAMINSTER 126 (7pts) by 73 runs

BEAMINSTER fell 74 runs short of victory away to Cerne Valley as several dropped catches proved crucial in the final outcome.

Batting first having been put in on a damp wicket, the hosts found scoring difficult due to tight bowling from Beaminster openers Ross Baker and Aidey Phillips.

However, catches did not go to hand as Beaminster struggled to take wickets against some defiant batting.

Jack Walklett (3-17) was the pick of eight bowlers used and although more wickets fell – Simon Jones took 3-38 and Indy Nayakkara 3-27 – Cerne accelerated the scoring, particularly big hitters Chubb (53) and Baney (26).

Several chances in the field were spilled before Cerne were eventually bowled out in the final over for an above-par score of 199.

Beaminster’s reply started well through Walklett (17) and Jones (39), though the Cerne bowlers kept things tight with a good line and length.

Jones’ dismissal then sparked a collapse as spinner Mercer bowled an excellent spell of 2-10 in 10 overs.

With overs running out and wickets falling regularly, it was left to Hugh Rathbone (35) to strike some meaty blows to ensure some respectability.

Beaminster were well beaten in the end, losing their last wicket in the 43rd over with the score on 126.

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10:01pm Sun 1 Jun 14

LLWilliams says...

Well done Cerne Valley.

On Sunday 8th June, eleven volunteers from the cricket club are walking 30 miles visiting the cricket grounds at Cattistock, Charlton Down, and Cheselbourne before heading back to Cerne Abbas along the Wessex Way via the Dorset Gap.

The aim is to achieve a minimum of £1500 sponsorship for Cerne Valley Cricket Club as part of the CV11 campaign to raise funds to relay the artificial cricket square. Each walker is aiming to raise £100 pounds towards the total.

Cerne Valley Cricket Club was established at Simsay Field, Cerne Abbas, in 1984 to serve the community of the valley and surrounding area. Now 30 years on, and flourishing with 7 teams in Dorset adult and junior leagues, the club has identified the relaying of the square as a very pressing need.

The pitch is in use most days during the summer; the club has a particularly active youth section with representation at under 9, 11 and 15 and two teams at under 13. Ten players from the youth team also play county cricket. It is hoped that the children will go on to become the future adult team players in years to come and we hope that the fundraising will benefit them in the long term.

If you would like to support the walkers and make a donation, this can be done through http://localgiving.c
om/cerne-valley-cric
ket-club . All donations are much appreciated.
Well done Cerne Valley. On Sunday 8th June, eleven volunteers from the cricket club are walking 30 miles visiting the cricket grounds at Cattistock, Charlton Down, and Cheselbourne before heading back to Cerne Abbas along the Wessex Way via the Dorset Gap. The aim is to achieve a minimum of £1500 sponsorship for Cerne Valley Cricket Club as part of the CV11 campaign to raise funds to relay the artificial cricket square. Each walker is aiming to raise £100 pounds towards the total. Cerne Valley Cricket Club was established at Simsay Field, Cerne Abbas, in 1984 to serve the community of the valley and surrounding area. Now 30 years on, and flourishing with 7 teams in Dorset adult and junior leagues, the club has identified the relaying of the square as a very pressing need. The pitch is in use most days during the summer; the club has a particularly active youth section with representation at under 9, 11 and 15 and two teams at under 13. Ten players from the youth team also play county cricket. It is hoped that the children will go on to become the future adult team players in years to come and we hope that the fundraising will benefit them in the long term. If you would like to support the walkers and make a donation, this can be done through http://localgiving.c om/cerne-valley-cric ket-club . All donations are much appreciated. LLWilliams
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