WINTON 104 (2pts) lost to SYMENE SPORTS 106-1 (21pts) by nine wickets

SYMENE registered their first away win of 2024 with this thoroughly convincing defeat of County Division Three leaders Winton.

The bowlers set this match up by running through Winton in just 30.2 overs.

Winton never recovered from Rob Jones’ opening spell in which he removed the top three inside nine overs to leave the hosts reeling at 23-3 on his way to 3-25.

Bradley Wilkinson applied pressure from the other end to concede just 21 runs from his six overs.

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Ethan Robertson (4-14) and Ben Strong (2-23) routed the remainder, with only brothers Asif (19) and Shams Khan (15) offering much resistance as Winton limped past three figures; a score flattered somewhat by numerous dropped catches.

After tea, openers Leo Gurd and Wes Lewis got proceedings off to their usual blistering start, posting 54 inside seven overs by the time Lewis perished, caught in the deep for 30.

Gurd continued the assault with a boundary-studded innings, including 10 fours and one six, finishing undefeated on 53 alongside Reuben Kingston (15no) as Symene romped home by nine wickets with 26.5 overs to spare.

Symene host neighbours Abbotsbury on Saturday (1pm).

SYMENE SPORTS II 120-4 (20pts) beat DORCHESTER III 119 (4pts) by six wickets

SYMENE Sports Seconds made it a double win for the club, registering their third successive victory to move firmly into promotion contention.

Skipper David Hart’s decision to insert opponents Dorchester Thirds paid immediate dividends with Jake Jobson and Brody Gunning accounting for both openers cheaply; Archie Kershaw bagging a memorable catch at gully to remove captain Lyle Lovett for just three.

A third-wicket partnership between Ahsan Iqbal (32) and Joseph Puddick (25) held up the hosts until a snorter from Jobson broke the deadlock to tip the innings back towards the home side.

In-form all-rounder Justin Gurd’s beguiling spin bagged 3-12 and Jade Wilkinson cleaned up the dangerous Ansare for 18 just when he was looking well set for more runs.

Symene began the run chase with Seb Gawen departing in the first over, but Lucas Richards (14), and Orran Maudsley (20) settled nerves with a vital partnership.

The arrival of Gurd (45no) galvanised the run chase as he peppered the boundary with powerful hitting, gaining fine support from Sam Hart as the two added 70 for the third wicket.

Hart fell for 20 with the winning line in sight but Gurd and Kershaw had no further trouble in sealing victory.