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Cheeseman cheer as Bere see off Abbotsbury
NICK Cheeseman was in superb form with the willow as Bere Regis returned to winning ways in Dorchester Evening League Division Two.
The top-order batsman plundered 80 runs as his side set an imposing total of 167-2.
And the task proved too great for visiting Abbotsbury, who managed 128-5 in reply with Steve Cheeseman (2-38) leading the Bere attack.
The victory came after back-to-back defeats for the second-placed outfit.
Following their first loss of the season against Puddletown, Bere Regis (116-5) fell at the hands of an Ian Booth-inspired Winfrith (133-3).
The all-rounder finished unbeaten on 40 not out before restricting the visitors with figures of 3-26 to help maintain the league leaders’ 100 per cent record.
Kieron Womble hit an unbeaten half-century as Churches United continue to lead the way in the third tier.
The table-toppers posted 130-3 before skittling Puddletown Res-erves for 52, thanks largely to the efforts of Matt Stevens (4-15).
Elsewhere, R Wormgoor’s fifer (5-8) propelled Charlton Down Seconds (43-4) to victory in their basement battle with Puddletown RFC (39 all out).
RESULTS Division Two: Winfrith 133-3 (Ian Booth 40no, A Moore 1-27) beat Bere Regis 116-5 (Pete Macklin 31no, Ian Booth 3-26); Bere Regis 167-2 (Nick Cheeseman 80, Aaron Oliver 1-27) beat Abbotsbury 128-5 (Chris Backhouse 36, Steve Cheeseman 2-38).
Division Three: Charlton Down Seconds 43-4 (Simon Dunford 14, S Roberts 2-5) beat Puddletown RFC 39 (Mark Goringe/Chris Ricketts 10, R Wormgoor 5-8); Churches United 130-3 (Kieron Womble 55no, Ollie Thomson 1-22) beat Puddletown Reserves 52 (Graham Heron 11, Matt Stevens 4-15).
FIXTURES Tonight, Division One: St George’s v Martinstown, Cerne Valley v Dewlish.
Division Three: Churches United v Puddletown RFC, Puddletown Reserves v Charlton Down Seconds.
Tomorrow, Knockout Cup: Cattistock v Churches United/Plush.
Division Two: Abbotsbury v Bere Regis, Charlton Down v Martinstown Seconds.
Division Three: Winfrith Seconds v Plush.
Friday, Knockout Cup: Puddletown Reserves v St George’s.
Monday, June 25, Division Two: Abbotsbury v Winfrith.
Tuesday, June 26, Division One: Cattistock v Cerne Valley.
Division Two: Puddletown v Frampton.
Division Three: Colliton Club v Puddletown RFC, Plush v Churches United.