BROADSTONE 279-4 (20pts) bt BERE REGIS 204ao (6pts) by 75 runs

A HUGE 129-run haul from Luke Carter saw Bere Regis fall by 75 runs away at Broadstone in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier Division.

Remarkably, it was not the only century from the match, with Tim Goodhew notching more than half of Bere Regis’ runs with a brilliant 106.

Broadstone were first to bat, and opener Carter soon set to work on his tally, despite the loss of fellow opener Ashley Collison with 26 runs on the board.

The partnerships between Carter and James Park (35), and the opener’s stint at the crease with Daniel Cook (39no) would prove decisive however.

By the time that Carter was dismissed the home side had pushed on to 218-3, and they were able to set an intimidating total of 279-4.

In reply, Bere conceded steady wickets, but Goodhew’s performance from the middle of the order stood out, underpinning much of their reply.

However, of the other batsmen only three were able to push into double figures, with Robert Murphy able to claim 24 runs as Bere’s second highest scorer.

With Bere at 138-8, Broadstone’s total was looking some way off, but the 41-run partnership between Rob Cole (2) and Goodhew was able to provide late resistance, before the former was dismissed.

Fittingly, Goodhew’s was the last wicket to fall, when he was trapped lbw by James Ladd-Gibson with Bere dismissed for 204 runs.

As a result, Bere sit seventh, and cannot finish any higher with one game remaining.