WITH Puddletown and St George's choosing a woefully wet Wednesday for their top-of-the-table clash last week, attention turned to Division Two where Plush were crowned champions.

The newly-crowned champions enjoyed wins over Abbotsbury and Frampton.

Against the Swans, George Chubb’s 39 helped Plush to 125-7 and then tight bowling by Tom Mitchell, with 2-9 in his three overs and R Edmunds with 0-9 in his three kept Abbotsbury under control despite Dave Worsdell’s 43 not out, Plush winning by 11 runs.

Thanks largely to Chas Duerdoth, Frampton produced a good challenge to the table-toppers.

Duerdoth scored a quick 36 not out as Frampton reached 116-3, with Stewart Dipple picking up two wickets.

Duerdoth then conceded only 14 runs from his four overs and James Pretty only 15 from his three to give Frampton hope of a shock win.

But Andy Legg had other ideas, smiting their other bowlers for a very rapid 76 not out.

Ben Buckland conceded 54 from his three overs and poor Brad James was hit for 35 in his only over.

Charlton Down therefore needed to beat Cerne Valley to keep up their challenge – but they didn’t.

Kim Park’s five wickets for 26 restricted Cerne to 111-9, often a gettable target.

But Lucy Spooner’s spell was even better, five wickets for 23.

This left Charlton Down 30 runs light and means that Plush are Division Two champions for this year.