ST GEORGE’S are looking to seal a league and cup double that they last achieved in 2014 when they face Cattistock in the final of the Doug Read Knockout Cup on Friday at the Rec.

The Saints continue to head the Division One table after beating Martinstown by seven wickets.

Martinstown’s Matt Camp made a good attempt to hold the Saints up with an unbeaten 54 and 1-11 in his three overs, but Jamie Barrett’s 4-21 and 20 not out earned him the man-of-the match honours for the victors.

Cattistock will be aiming for cup gloy after their comprehensive league win over Plush.

The Cattistock batsmen found the Bere Regis pitch to their liking in posting 162-3, as Billy Walbridge was top scoring with 47 with Liam Toohill adding 26 at a strike rate of two runs per ball faced.

In reply, Bradley Damen soon had Plush in trouble with two early wickets and when Billy Walbridge added four wickets to his batting display, Plush were bundled out for just 72.

There was a lot of six-hitting at Hazelbury Bryan in their Division Two match against Cerne Valley.

Cerne must have been pretty pleased as all their first five batsmen contributed to a total of 159-3, but Hazelbury raced to a seven-wicket win with four overs to spare as Alfie Fitzgerald smashed six sixes in his 64 not out, being especially severe on poor Lucy Spooner who went for 38 runs in her two overs.

Runs were much harder to come by at the Rec as Abbotsbury’s Simon Pengelly (2-5) and John Elliott (4-21) restricted Cosmos to 85 all out.

Simon Mitchem’s 47 not out then ensured a nine-wicket win for the Swans.

Dorchester Casuals took another stride towards promotion from Division Three with a thumping of Charlton Down Seconds.

Richard Jenkins’ 3-19 had Charlton struggling and when Rhys Cole took three wickets for just two runs, the innings was wrapped up for only 62.

Cole then made sure for Casuals, hitting 27 as they won by nine wickets.

Frampton pulled off a good win against Dorchester Colts, despite the best efforts of Archie Monk, as he took two wickets as Dave Bentley (35) helped Frampton to 120-6.

Monk then added 26 with the bat, though James Pretty’s 3-18 kept the Colts score down to leave Frampton winners by 42 runs.

Elsewhere, Puddletown Reserves reported wins over Dorchester Colts and Frampton while losing to Winfrith.


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