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Leaders let rip at Memorial Ground
WIMBORNE & COLEHILL SECONDS 331-4 (18pts) beat Beaminster 207-7 (7pts) by 124 runs
TABLE-TOPPING Wimborne & Colehill Seconds proved much too strong for lowly Beaminster.
The visitors’ top-four batsmen all delivered at the Memorial Ground as the Dorset League Division Two leaders amassed an intimidating 331-4 from their 45 overs.
Will Everitt’s side made a valiant attempt in reply, led by a fine innings from Freddie Everitt (76 not out), but despite seeing out their allotted overs, the home side fell 124 runs short of their opponents’ total.
Beaminster’s skipper said: “The top side in the division simply showed their class.
“Simon Jones (1-51) and Jack Walklett (2-73) were the pick of our bowlers on a really tough day in the field.
“Dave Penman (38) and Freddie provided some consolation with good knocks of 38 and 76 respectively.
“But after facing such an onslaught from their batsmen, to take seven points from this match did provide some satisfaction at least.”
Having won the toss, Wimborne & Colehill elected to bat and thanks to the efforts of opening duo Kevin Hall (43) and Simon Woodruff (77) they reached triple figures without loss.
Two quick wickets gave the away side some hope of turning the tide but up stepped Ashley Collison (91) and Chris Dunk (85) to inflict further damage.
The pair put on 195 for the third wicket and although they too were dismissed in quick succession, the visitors had all but sealed victory.
Refusing to surrender, Beaminster made a decent fist of the reply with Nick David (29) and Dave Penman combining for a half-century partnership.
However, Wimborne’s Ben Ratcliffe (5-48) was in fine form with the leather, accounting for the home openers, as well as Simon Jones (13), Will Everitt (2) and Ross Baker (1).
Freddie Everitt though, proved an immovable object and together with tail-ender Stuart Lindsay (11 not out) they ensured the West Dorset outfit saw out the remainder of their overs to bag extra batting points.