ST GEORGE’S won twice to consolidate their chase to retain their Read Woodruff Dorchester and District Evening League title.

Jamie Barrett’s excellent bowling of three wickets for just five runs in his four overs restricted Martinstown to 106-5 and though Jacob Coombs was also mean, conceding only nine runs, Tim Goodhew (29 before being run out) led the Saints home by five wickets.

Against Cattistock, Jamie Barrett shone with the bat this time, his 37 helping his side to 145-7, despite Jon Legg’s 3-14 in four overs.

Renier Fourie led the reply with 43 but when he was run out, Cattistock could not quite reach their target, finishing seven runs short.

Fourie was also in good form with 62 against Dewlish.

Support from Jon Legg (50no) meant Cattistock finished with 152-7 despite Dan Belt’s outstanding 4-8.

Dewlish never really threatened this and were defeated by 42 runs.

Martinstown also recovered from their defeat by beating Puddletown in a rehearsal of this Friday’s Cup Final.

George Pope led the way with 59 and then Mike Kennedy-Barnard chipped in with three wickets as they beat Puddletown by 24 runs.

Bere Regis continue to struggle with two more defeats.

Puddletown beat them by 56 runs and then Belt was again in good bowling form with 3-16 as Dewlish won by nine wickets.

In Division Two, Hazelbury Bryan reported three wins.

Chris Haynes beat this season’s high score record with 149 not out against Plush, with Mark Lewis’ five wickets ensuring a 104-run margin of victory.

Haynes hit 40 against Abbotsbury and with M Perrett hitting 54 and Abbotsbury conceding 58 extras, Hazelbury reached 200 despite good figures for Mark Beale (2-14) and Neil Walton (2-26).

Steve Budd (39) and Derek Moss (41no) led a good chase but left the Swans 45 runs short.

Hazelbury also posted a win against Charlton Down but no details are available yet.

Dorchester Casuals won twice to keep up their challenge for promotion.

Rhys Cole with 3-18 kept Cosmos to 117-9 and this proved little problem for Casuals as they won by seven wickets.

Things were rather closer against Cerne Valley.

Cole bowled even better for 4-11 as Cerne were grateful to Alex Healey’s 59 in their total of 110.

Eral Anderson top scored for Casuals with 41 but Tao White’s two run out victims meant they did not get their six-wicket victory until the last over.

There was a shock in Division Three as Dorchester Colts beat Frampton.

Pankaj Nikale with 55 and Billy Baker 48 led Colts to 173-3 which gave them a winning margin of 35 runs.

Frampton had things somewhat easier against New Look.

Manoj Somaratne was again New Look’s chief scorer with 32 of their 91-5, with Chas Duerdoth taking 3-13 and following this up with a blistering 74 not out in a 10-wicket win.

Charlton Down Seconds, Cattistock Seconds and Puddletown Rugby Club all played two games, each winning one and losing one.

Jim Ross did well in both games with 58 against Cattistock and 39 against Charlton Down.

Billy Browning with 60 not out must have thought he had done well enough for Cattistock as they reached 162-4 but C Ricketts with 52 backed up Ross for an eight-wicket win with five overs to spare.

Keiran Heath, with three wickets for six, allowed Sam Voss with 52 not out to lead Charlton Down to their win.

There was an amazing start to the game between Charlton Down and Cattistock as Charlton lost three of their first four batsmen for ducks and followed up with two more after Matt Lovell (66) and Roger Frapwell (38) rescued their side to post 146-8 despite Bradley Mullins’ 4-17.

Billy Browning with 53 not out led Cattistock home by four wickets.

n The Knockout Cup final between Martinstown and Puddletown will be held at Dorchester Rec at 6.30pm on Friday.


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