Cricket: Eighth crown for super St George's

PROPELLED THE SAINTS: Andy Legg for St George’s

PROPELLED THE SAINTS: Andy Legg for St George’s

First published in Sport

ST GEORGE’S have been crowned Dorchester and District Evening League kings yet again, as their domination of the competition shows no signs of waning.

A five-wicket victory over Cattistock secured an eighth Division One title in the last nine years, though on this occasion they only ended up retaining their trophy by two points from Dewlish.

Steve Tucker and Billy Wall-bridge both hit 30 in Cattistock’s total of 131-5, but Andy Legg’s 42 propelled the Saints to another league triumph.

Second place went to Dewlish after they saw off Bere Regis, who could have overtaken them, by 76 runs.

Tom Hewish blasted 81 in Dewlish’s 154-5 and that total proved to be more than enough as Bere Regis could only muster 78 in reply.

However, Bere did record a 62-run victory over Martinstown, with all-rounder Pete Macklin delivering a superb individual display.

He contributed 53 to Bere’s 185-8 – Matt Rimmer took 4-44 for Martinstown – before finishing with figures of 5-9 in the oppositions’ response.

Ed Nichols scored a defiant 64 for Martinstown who end the season one off the bottom of the top tier.

There will be a play-off between Plush and Abbotsbury to decide who goes down from Division Two.

The two sides will meet at Martinstown next Wednesday after both finished on eight points.

Plush could have avoided the play-off but they lost their final fixture to champions Snookes Pirates by seven wickets.

Plush made 118-6 batting first, Graeme Stephens scoring 46, only for Michael Irrgang’s half-century to see the Pirates home.

Cerne Valley were one of four sides to finish on 12 points foll- owing a win over Puddletown – Simon Green struck 64 for Cerne.

In Division Three, Winfrith rounded off their season on a high with a win against Cattistock Seconds, while John Summers scored 43 in Cosmos’ defeat of Puddletown RFC.

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