CRICKET: King reigns supreme in Saints run chase

Dorset Echo: WICKET-TAKER: Tim Goodhew WICKET-TAKER: Tim Goodhew

ST GEORGES 150-2 (20pts) beat BROADSTONE 148 (4pts) by 8 wickets

ST GEORGES maintained their slender advantage at the top of the Sunday League Division One table with a comfortable eight-wicket defeat of Broad-stone at Dorchester Rec.

The 10-man visitors batted first and opener James Brown was quick to punish any poor deliveries in an innings of 65.

He looked set to repeat his century from the fixture between the sides on the opening day of the season until a Tim Goodhew, inset, delivery deflected off his body and on to the stumps.

The rest of the batsmen were nowhere near the same class as the opener and the innings rapidly fell away as the wickets tumbled.

Number four batsmen Cook was the only other player to reach double figures and the final wicket fell in the 38th over with the score on 148.

The hosts’ reply began solidly with Rob Cole striking several boundaries in his 37.

Third-wicket pair Adam Barrett and Garry King played themselves in before increasing the tempo to ensure they were always up with the run rate.

Skipper King did the majority of the scoring in an unbroken partnership of 91 and successive boundaries brought up both his own half-century and the winning runs with more than five overs to spare.

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