WEYMOUTH II 107 (3pts) lost to BERE REGIS 109-2 (20pts) by eight wickets

WEYMOUTH Seconds rounded off the first season since their reformation with an eight-wicket defeat to champions Bere Regis Seconds at Redlands in County Division Six.

The Seasiders, who have consistently fielded a side mixed with youth and experience this year, finished a creditable third in the table behind Bere and Bradford Abbas.

Captain Pete Gordon won the toss and batted with an inexperienced top order.

Bere’s Jacob George (4-20) ran through the hosts, accounting for youngsters Kevin Tissera (9), Ollie Gordon (0), Pete Sapsworth (2) and Ben Hunter (10).

Wicketkeeper Tony Quayle (3) and Andy Jeffreys (8) were also dismissed by Cian Evans (2-14) to leave Weymouth in danger of being bowled out for under 100.

But Andy Anderson (47no) took charge of the innings and was unlucky not to register a half-century as Jake Perch (3-34) ousted Tom Anderson (2), Josh Cardiff (0) and George Gordon (2), before Cieran Woodhouse (1-16) dismissed Pete Gordon (5), leaving Anderson stranded.

Weymouth were bowled out for 107, and Bere’s march to victory proceeded quickly as the visitors climbed into the Weymouth attack.

Opener Paul Smith (20) played the anchor role as Jacob Lambert (71) scored heavily after seeing off opening bowlers Tom Anderson (0-25) and Pete Gordon (0-30).

Andy Anderson (1-15) finally removed Lambert and Jeffreys (1-6) also picked up the wicket of new batsman Tom Bennett (0), but Smith was on hand to steer the champions to a win and round off their title-winning season with a maximum-point success.