MARTINSTOWN 135-1 (22pts) beat HAMWORTHY RECREATION 132 (2pts) by nine wickets

MARTINSTOWN made light work of 10-man Hamworthy Recreation to record a nine-wicket victory in Dorset Premier Two.

The result was the perfect response to a batting collapse that cost Town victory last week against Christchurch, and keeps them in pursuit of leaders Chalke Valley.

Town skipper Charlie Durant won the toss, bowled and needed only three bowlers to wreak havoc across the Rec order.

Remarkably, the evergreen Dave Trotter bowled 20 consecutive overs and claimed 5-44.

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Durant chipped in with 4-59 and overseas star Demario Slocombe proved economical with 0-24 as Hamworthy were dismissed for 132.

Were it not for a sublime 91 from Sam Martin in difficult circumstances, Rec could have made a feeble total.

Martinstown’s chase took only 18 overs to complete, despite the early loss of Ed Nichols (3) to Curtis Driver (1-15).

Henry Lewis struck 67 not out from 53 balls, including 10 fours and a six, while Sean Williams chalked up 53 not out from 45 deliveries. His knock contained four boundaries and two sixes.

Speaking to Echosport, Durant said: “I’m really happy, it was the perfect way to respond to what happened the week before.

“I’m really happy for Dave to get five wickets, it’s really deserved. Everyone knows he’s a quality act.

“Then, Henry and Sean got runs. It was really nice to see them play well.”

Martinstown Seconds’ match at Weymouth Seconds fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

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