CATTISTOCK & SYMENE II 229 (20pts) beat SWANAGE 117 (7pts) by 112 runs

CATTISTOCK & Symene Seconds maintained their position at the top of County Division Four with a 112-run victory over Swanage.

The Foxes batted first but lost captain Sam Good (11) and Joe Etherington (0) early.

Ollie Boxall joined Reuben Kingston at the crease, the latter taking charge and finding the boundary early on.

Ollie Boxall hit three boundaries on his way to 24 before being run out in a mix-up with Kingston.

Harry Angel came to the crease as leading run-scorer Kingston reached his third half-century of the season.

Angel was typically fluent in his strokeplay notching two boundaries and a six.

Kingston, wounded by blows to the face and foot, battled onwards, aiming to get to his century.

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Angel fell for 27 but was followed back to the pavilion by Kingston, who struck 10 fours and three sixes in a fine 83, James Boulton (30) then leading the Foxes to 229 all out.

Defending their total, Etherington (1-26) and Robin Jones (1-14) both picked up early wickets in a controlled opening spell.

The Swans then recovered and when Good introduced himself to the attack, a fine display of line and length bowling ensued.

Good claimed 4-30 from his eight overs as he dismissed the visitors’ middle order.

There was also a smart bit of work behind the stumps from Kingston to run out danger man Josh Evans (37) with a direct hit.

Boulton (2-45) then picked up two quick wickets, the second being a smart caught and bowled, diving low to his left in his follow through.

It was left to Jay Huxter to seal the victory, running out the final man in the 34th over as the visitors’ innings was curtailed on 117.

Good said: “This was another brilliant team performance. Reuben, Ollie, Harry and James all batted brilliantly to get us up above 200.

“We had to work hard for our wickets but the fielders stayed alert in the field and we took our chances well.

“It was good to pick up 20 points again and maintain our lead at the top going into the second half of the season.”

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CATTISTOCK & SYMENE 113 (3pts) lost to BROADSTONE 116-5 (19pts) by five wickets

BROADSTONE ensured Cattistock & Symene's wait for a first win of the season endures with a five-wicket success.

The Foxes were asked to bat first by the visitors but Ben Golledge (0) and Leo Gurd (1) were bowled early on by Elliot Leadbeater (3-29) before Bradley Mullins and Liam Toohill steadied the ship. 

Their partnership of 35 ended when Leadbeater bowled Toohill for 13, closely followed Tim Hey (0), who perished to Ed Jack (3-26). 

Mullins remained untroubled and was joined by captain Brad Dames. 

They ran well together but Mullins was the next to be dismissed, caught off spinner Peter Thompson (1-1) for 18. 

Jason Bradley and Ollie Legg both fell without scoring as the Foxes' innings started to slide.

Damen struck 27 but the home side’s innings was eventually ended with the score on 113, boosted by 40 extras.

With 18 overs to be bowled before tea, Damen and Ethan Robertson took the new ball, eager to get stuck into the Broadstone batsmen, who made a watchful start against some tight bowling. 

Legg was introduced into the attack and picked up two wickets in two balls, which gave the home side a boost going into the tea interval with the visitors 46-2. 

There was more good work in the first over after tea as Mullins (2-25) struck twice, first removing Broadstone captain Pete Russell (31) and then Jack (3), the visitors now wobbling at 60-4 in pursuit of their small target. 

Legg (3-45) picked up another wicket but a counter-attack from Charlie Groves (19) and Leadbeater (25) took the game away from the Foxes and left them with a five-wicket defeat.

Damen said: “We fell short in our batting once again, early wickets and losing wickets in clusters meant we couldn't get up to a defendable score. 

Ollie and Brad bowled well but we just didn’t have enough runs on the board."

Elsewhere, the Foxes' thirds travelled to Redlands to take on Weymouth. 

Winning the toss and bowling first they struck early through Ollie James before Luke Lovett (57) and Andy Jarvis (55) both hit half-centuries. 

The Foxes hit back well with Bradley Wilkinson (2-33), Damien Barnard (1-39), Graham Bartlett (1-17) and Jay Collins (2-7) taking wickets. 

Weymouth replied when Jack Sapsworth (56) also hit a half-century as the hosts finished on 208-9. 

The Foxes lost wickets early on but the in-form Justin Gurd restarted where he left off after his century last week. 

Only George Crabb (18) made it into double figures as teenager Corey Baker (3-48), Jarvis (2-19) and Sapsworth (2-29) all had joy.

Gurd who was eventually dismissed for 66 as the visitors were dismissed for 154, inflated by 51 extras.