ST GEORGE’S consolidated the retention of their Read Woodruff Dorchester and District Evening League title with a low-scoring win at Dorchester Rec against Cattistock.

The visiting bowlers performed well, particularly Callum Mullins with two wickets for 10 and Jon Legg with two for 11 in his four overs, leaving Dan Swift to rescue the Saints with 35 in 25 balls, including three sixes for them to post 100-9.

The home bowlers were also on top, Dan Swift conceding only eight runs in his four overs for his one wicket.

Matt Randall’s two wickets for 16 helped restrict Cattistock to only 77-5, leaving the Saints the possibility of a 100 per cent league return when they play Dewlish next Wednesday.

Bere Regis completed a less welcome 100 per cent as they lost their game to Dewlish.

Dorchester Casuals clinched the Division Two title and their promotion by beating Charlton Down.

Matt Stevens hit 54 not out and Nitin Joshi (22) allowed Charlton to set a target of 92, despite Rohan Scott conceding only eight runs from three overs.

Rhys Cole (59no) and George Pavin (33) found this well within their reach to give Casuals their win by nine wickets.

Abbotsbury finished their season with a good win at Plush but went down by 38 runs to Cerne Valley, despite Simon Mitchem’s belligerent 72.

John Stiles (48) and Russ Hurford (45) combined with Tao White’s two wickets for 18 to give Cerne their victory.

The clash between the top two teams in Division Three saw Frampton defeat Puddletown Reserves by 27 runs.

Chas Duerdoth was the star of the show with 47 runs and then two wickets for 17.

Duerdoth was ably supported by Ben Buckland with 4-18 as only Ben Morris’s 43 not out seriously challenged the target, but this was not enough to deny Puddletown the top spot they had clinched last week.

Charlton Down Seconds were indebted to their bowlers as they beat Dorchester Colts. Ollie Davis took three for 11 and Mark Purnell’s 3-18 which had Colts all out for 62, with Ben Alford’s 26 being the only batsman in double figures.

Alford did well with the ball, too, taking 3-14, but skipper Roger Frapwell’s 31 was the basis for a 21-run victory.

Charlton Down’s bowlers were less successful against Puddletown Rugby Club, as Jim Ross plundered five sixes on his way to 68 not out.

John Foot with 3-19 and Mark Purnell similarly with 3-18 made sure of a comfortable 43-run win for the Rugby Club, who also notched a victory over Dorchester Colts.

With just a few results to come in, all the championship, promotion and relegation issues are now settled so congratulations to St Georges, Dorchester Casuals and Puddletown Reserves, with hope for better fortune next season for Bere Regis and Cosmos.