BEAMINSTER School’s Year seven and eight cricketers narrowly missed out on qualifying for the county super-eight finals.

Opponents Woodroffe compiled 56 from their allotted seven overs, while Beaminster could only manage 44.

The school side did qualify for the softball super-eight county finals in June.

Beaminster: Marcus White, Harvey Denslow, Archie Mullins, Jacob Parsons, Henry Mason, Tom Earlam, Ben Watts, Toby Gale.

Elsewhere, Beaminster contested their second outdoor game of the season at Martinstown’s Lower Ashton Farm as they defeated Sunninghill by 36 runs.

Bathed in perfect cricket weather with sun and blue skies, Beaminster’s decision to bat after winning the toss quickly paid dividends as Finlay Williams scored 60 runs before retiring in the 11th over.

Strong contributions from Riley Millett (33no), White (20) and Earlam (17no) saw Beaminster amass an imposing total of 195-2.

In reply, Sunninghill batted well and lost just four batsmen as Parsons, Williams and Earlam all claimed scalps, but they could not match the big target set by their opposition.

At the end of the match both teams were treated to cookies supplied by Sunninghill.

Beaminster: Finlay Williams (Captain), Marcus White, Archie Mullins, Riley Millett, Tom Earlam, Jacob Parsons, Ben Watts, Henry Mason, Toby Gale, Arlo Castle