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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK

2014

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Editorial Hello and welcome to the 2014 edition of The Dorset Cricket Yearbook! Following the first digital publication last year, we have decided to continue with the new modern design because it was a great success. This year we look to mix the old with the new (similar to many club teams out there!). The 2014 Yearbook has become a digital e-book with turning pages and a book style appearance. I would like to say I am privileged to be the editor of such a prestigious historic yearbook whose archives date back to around the 1970s’. As a University student with a love of cricket, this has been a very exciting project for me. The good news is that the player statistics look a lot healthier than the previous rain affected season! In complete contrast to the 2012/13 season we saw the long awaited return of the large, bright, warm circle in the sky. Gone were the days of turning up to a ground to see sodden grass and puddles on and around the pitch. The weather was brilliant and everyone was confident and excited to complete a full season of competitive cricket. Now I’m going to leave you to enjoy reliving the cricketing year of 2013 in Dorset. I hope that 2014 is a more prosperous year for all, and not just on the cricket field.

Lewis Hickford

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Directory Dorset Cricket Board …………………………….. 6 Cricket Development Office …………………….. 8 Dorset County Girls ……………………………… 15 Dorset Women’s XI………………………… 19 Dorset County Boys ……………………………... 23 Dorset Cricket Minor Counties ………………….. 40 Dorset Schools’ Cricket Association ……………. 46 Dorset Association of Cricket Officials …………. 54 Dorset Disabled Cricket Club …………………… 58 Dorset Over 50s …………………………………. 60 Dorset Cricket Evening Leagues …………………... 64 Dorset Cricket League …………………………... 70 Saturday League Tables ……... 73 Sunday League Tables ………. 78 Saturday League Averages ……. 80 Sunday League Averages ………. 96 Winners Reports Section ………. 104 Cricketers Remembered …………………………. 110

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Cricket Board The Board is a limited company, registered as “The Dorset Cricket Board Limited”, Registration No. 29328R and the registered address is The Leaze, King Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DY. Officers Chairman V. B. Lewis 9 Quarry Close, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1ET Tel: 01258 472282 (work) 01258 475181 (home) Vice Chairman P. Drake 3A The Green, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8SN Tel: 01305 848560 Honorary Treasurer J. Ridout Westering, Giddylake, Wimborne BH21 2QU Tel: 01202 888298 Honorary Secretary TBC Director of Cricket K. Brewer, ‘Homewood’, Marrianne Road, Colehill, Wimborne BH21 2SQ Tel: 01202 841824 Dorset Cricket Development Office The Leaze, King Street, Wimborne. BH21 1DY Tel: 01202 881349 Pitch Advisors J. Old Ringtree House, 1 The Ring, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2NG E-mail: ringltree@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 01963362324 Mob: 07753 245271 R. Hansford 5 St. Mary Well Street, Beaminster DT8 3BB. Tel: 01308 862083 Welfare Officer D. Porter, 20 Chine Walk, West Parley, Ferndown. Tel: 01202 580463 Mobile: 07713 003161 Board Members Chairman, Vice Chairman, CC Moore, A. Willows, T. Snape, T. Hill, B.Medler

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Cricket Board Report It has been another difficult year trying to balance the Board's Budget which influenced by a number of factors under review, along with our profile and how we are perceived by the public. We have been involved with a number of workshops at the behest of the ECB in which we have reconsidered our position and how we best serve cricket in Dorset. Surveys have been carried out, information digested and applied to our policy from the outcomes of brainstorming sessions. Results are soon to be published so that the public can be aware of how we operate. Alan Graham has decided to stand down as Secretary of the Board and will now take over as Secretary of the Dorset Cricket League, an appointment which will benefit Dorset Cricket. I would like to thank Alan on behalf of the Board for the high standards that have been set. With any luck the sun will shine this year and I hope for everyone involved in Dorset Cricket, a successful season.

V B LEWIS Chairman Dorset Cricket Board

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Cricket Development Office

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The Leaze, King Street, Wimborne BH21 1DY. 01202 881349 Keith Brewer – Director of Cricket – keith.brewer@dorsetcricketboard.co.uk – 07785722270 Rob Newton – Cricket Development Officer – rob.newton@dorsetcricketboard.co.uk – 07788140924 Greg Parsons – Cricket Development Officer – greg.parsons@dorsetcricketboard.co.uk - 07788 140921 Gill Jones – Competitions and Match Manager – gill.jones@dorsetcricketboard.co.uk – 07515 285078

Director of Cricket’s Report The 2013 season was very enjoyable, not least because the sun was shining and the majority of the scheduled matches were played. After the near complete disaster of the 2012 season it felt as though cricket had emerged again and took its rightful place in the sun. Thankfully no Clubs were taken under by the revenue problems caused by the previous season and the Dorset Funeral Plan League fixtures were nearly all played. Club cricket occupied a lot of our thoughts during 2013 as the Board and development team spent a good deal of time and resources supporting the network of clubs through Chance to Shine, Clubmark, facility applications and general club programmes. The ECB and Sport England are now fully focussed on increasing participation and retaining participation and the club network is vital to this if we are not going to see numbers drop off in the face of the ever increasing pressures of modern life. The main focus in 2013 for me was ensuring that we as a Board complied with the ECB requirements for a county board to be ‘Ready to invest’ The Board members and staff attended a series of workshops to understand the outcomes process and to identify those outcomes. This involved using insight and self-assessment to understand what our customers require and for us to improve our operations. This culminated in the publication of our Outcomes document which is copied below The Board achieved full ‘Ready to invest’ status in October this year. I would like to thank my fellow staff, Greg Parsons, Rob Newton and Gill Jones for their hard work and dedication and also Board members led by Barry Lewis and John Ridout, for their support throughout the process. The outcomes were identified after a series of discussions and consultation with representatives from all areas of cricket in the county. Hopefully at least some of them will reflect the aspirations of all of those involved in cricket in Dorset. We had already pre-empted the outcomes and participation work by commissioning the complete review of league cricket in the county through Alan Graham and John Ridout and a number of key people who attended the review meetings. I became fully involved in this process and the outcome was a new structure for the League which hopefully will cater for every level of player. This should provide enjoyable competitive cricket in a format which allows time to get home or socialise at a decent hour. Finding a format of competition which suits everyone is not easy, but I believe wholeheartedly, everyone who has attended the review meetings has the interests of Dorset cricket at heart. What’s more, their energy and knowledge made the whole process enjoyable and challenging. We will see how this goes in 2014 and we will use the experience to make further improvements in the coming years, based on feedback received and outcomes achieved. One of our goals is to find a way to link to the Southern League and as I write, there are possible moves ahead to facilitate this.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Other areas of work that were very important to Dorset in 2013 included the work we have done to try and save Dean Park for cricket and this has been a very challenging and complex process. As we move towards the deadline of November 2014 I am still optimistic that cricket will continue at this iconic ground well into the future. The fantastic work done by Gill Jones, Tim Hill and Rob Newton with the schools programme has seen a massive increase in the schools taking part in competitions and receiving coaching. Getting more children to join the clubs has been our biggest challenge. The other area that we have had great success with is the expansion of women’s and girls’ cricket and a big thank you must go to the clubs, including Poole, Parley, Broadstone and Shillingstone who have developed this area. Next year we will see the return of a Women’s league for the first time and that will mark a watershed for the 5 year plan we have put in place to develop the women’s and girls’ game. As I write this report, the Ashes have begun and you will probably be reading this in the light of, hopefully, a series win for England. In Dorset we are doing our bit for the National game by having an unprecedented five players join the Hampshire Academy, two of whom, Lewis McManus and Tom Barber are now playing for the England Under 19s. Great credit must go to Matt Keech and Rob Newton for the work they have done in developing all the EPP players. Lewis played for me as an 8 year old at Broadstone and I can’t tell you the pleasure it brings to see a talented player make it all the way from a club under 9s team to the England and first class arena as both Lewis and Tom have done. The great work that has been going on to integrate the Minor Counties with the Dorset League and county age groups sides will also pay dividends in the future and I wish Chris Park and Alan Willows all the best for a successful 2014 season . Finally, I wanted to thank all those who have put countless hours in as volunteers in clubs and with the Board. Without you we can’t do anything within cricket. I can’t name everyone but David Cooper, Angie Brown, Ray Gunn, John Maynard, Rob Newton, Hugh and Margaret Shackell who have done so much for the women’s and Girls’ game. Alan Graham and John Ridout deserve further special mention for driving through the changes to the League structure for next season. Barry Lewis has led the Board with great understanding and has also bridged the gap between County Board and County Club. Clive Moore, as always, has my utmost respect as Mr Cricket in Dorset. There are too many to mention but I would personally like to thank all those who have got involved and provided opportunities for others to watch, play, umpire and experience the game.

Keith Brewer

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 2013/14 Dorset Cricket Board Outcomes Framework

Cricket Development Office - Greg Parsons’ Report In last year’s write up it was mentioned that the Dorset Disability Sports Forum had had a bid accepted from Sport England for a Disability Inclusion Project in Dorset. We have used this to link up 3 leisure centres (Ferndown, Rossmore and Dorchester) with their local cricket clubs to provide disability cricket sessions. These have progressed well over the year with Ferndown Leisure Centre/Ferndown Wayfarers CC now running a session weekly for their players and Dorchester Sports Centre/Dorchester CC are going to run a session every week from March onwards. Rossmore Leisure Centre/Broadstone CC will be meeting in the New Year to arrange sessions. We will also be looking to start a 4th disability project in the North of the County in the New Year. Meetings are currently being scheduled to make the arrangements for this to happen. I would like to thank the leisure centres and the clubs involved, as well as their coaches, for an excellent job performed. This scheme has allowed a more productive pathway for players through to the County team. We have already seen the benefits of this with a few new faces at the County training sessions. Any clubs which feel they are in a position to start a disability project in their local area, please contact me and we can discuss the options in regards to funding, venues and coaches. I would like to thank Gordon Pickersgill and Rob Newton for the outstanding work they do at the County level. This past year we also started some visually impaired cricket taster sessions in partnership with the Dorset Blind Association. This progressed over the summer to the point that they were able to get a team together and played their first friendly fixture at the end of September against a strong Somerset team. The team unfortunately lost but acquitted themselves excellently considering it was their first ever game and they took it down to the final couple of overs. The Dorset Dolphins VI team has now entered the VI Development League for 2014 which will include home and away fixtures versus other Counties, plus a 20/20 competition. I would like to thank the Dorset Rangers for their 10


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 financial support, which has paid for coaching sessions throughout 2013. I would also like to thank Steve Bailey who has taken on the responsibility of captaining the team. He has done a great job of getting everything organised within his team and creating links nationally to help the project progress. Coach Education underwent large changes nationally in September 2013. Over the past couple of years the ECB Sky Sports Coach Education programme has undergone an extensive review and, as a result, a new coaching pathway has been introduced from September 2013. Locally, this has meant retraining for the Dorset coach education tutors/assessors to learn the new structure and terminology on courses. It has also meant new administration procedures, which means we have had to review how we do these in Dorset. In the 2012/13 programme we ran two UKCC Level 1 Coaching Assistant courses with 33 candidates attending. We also ran a UKCC Level 2 Coach Award course with 18 candidates attending. Reports received from external sources indicate that the Dorset Cricket Board’s tutor / assessor team has performed, once again, to very high standards. I would like to thank Rob Newton, Tom Snape, Joff Webb and Matt Keech for the hard work they have put in over the past year, not only delivering courses last year, but also in taking the time to be retrained for the new courses. Both Swanage CC and Marnhull CC were new clubs which achieved Club Mark Accreditation in 2013. We had a further 4 clubs (Ferndown Wayfarers CC, Poole Town CC, Portland RT CC and Stalbridge CC) which achieved Re-Accreditation. There are currently 22 clubs in Dorset which are Club Marked Accredited. That is the highest number we have had since the Club Mark scheme was started. There are a further 9 clubs currently registered with the ECB for Club Mark and they are currently working their way through the evidence file. I would like to thank all those key people in the clubs who have worked hard to achieve Club Mark. It is their work that has enabled their club environment to be safe, well organised and provides a quality coaching product for the players. If any clubs wish to start the Club Mark process then please contact me so we can discuss what is involved. This was my first year looking after the East District programme. We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated coaches in the East which has made my role significantly easier over this past year. I would like to thank every coach who has run an East District age group over the past year. One of the main objectives in 2013 was to improve the process that players have to go through to get into an East squad, making it as transparent as possible. Changes that we have made this past year have included moving the sessions back to the Dorset Cricket Centre, so there is less travel for players to practice, advertising the session dates and costings of the programme to the players / parents prior to the trials so they are aware of what is required prior to attending the trials. These changes meant that we had to organise everything earlier than in previous years so we could get the information out to the players, as the trial nominations were coming in from the clubs. Part of my role as the East District Head Coach is to provide support and guidance to clubs in the region on their coaching structure. If any clubs wish to discuss their coaching workforce, then please get in contact. The Dorset NatWest OSCAS (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) are always fun to organise as they recognise and reward those volunteers in the County for the time and effort that they put into cricket. This year all the nominees were treated to a ticket to watch either a Hampshire or Somerset fixture. I would like to thank all the nominees for the excellent work they do for cricket in Dorset and hope that this continues long into the future. The winners of each category were also rewarded with an invitation to attend the National NatWest OSCAS event at Lord’s in September. Our own John Ridout was shortlisted for the National NatWest OSCAS League and Boards Award. I would like to thank John for the fantastic work he has put in over the years and am really happy to see that he is getting recognised nationally. 11


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Cricket Development Office - Rob Newton’s Report After the poor weather of 2012, the summer of 2013 was a completely different matter. Excellent weather led to a lot more matches played and another home Ashes series led to a rise in interest. Ladies and girls cricket continued to develop in 2013. Different teams, from Broadstone, Parley and Poole won each of the age groups, showing how even these clubs are. Some great matches were played at each age group. As a County, we had our first try at Under 17 Girls cricket this year, enjoying reasonable success in beating Wiltshire twice, as well as Berkshire and finishing mid table in our division. Elle Pearce, really came to the fore, scoring the first Dorset County hundred for about 8 years. Both the U15 and U13 sides found the season tough going. The Under 15 were in the top division and after a creditable tie against Wales, finished the season on a real high with a win against Devon. This was our first ever win against a Devon side in girls’ cricket: Devon is the yard stick of the girls’ game. 2014 will see some changes in the girls set up for me as I take a less active day to day roll, running it from a more management position. So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for offering their help and what will be invaluable contributions during the coming season: Hugh Shackell, Ray Gunn, Angie Brown, Neil Pack, Mike Callaghan, Steve Matthews and Nick Williams. The season will also prove to be a pivotal point as a large number of the players will leave the age group system and therefore will need adult cricket in which to participate. This had led to Parley and Broadstone entering teams in the Hampshire Indoor Ladies League at Eastleigh this summer, as well as Dorset running its first 4 Way Women’s Festival at Lytchett with Wareham and Bournemouth University offering new opposition. A big thank you must go to all those who helped last year for South Dorset. We had a number of great helpers to support the coaches, and this year will be no different. Our coaching has just started and my best wishes for the coaching go to Ashley Collinson, Steve Bishop, Terry Collins, Nick Williams, Ray Gunn and Andy Kent for the time and effort they put into the South Dorset programme. Schools and Chance to Shine remain a large part of my work programme, in which I am supported by Gill Jones. I spend a lot of time within the school environment, delivering everything from teacher training, young leadership courses and working with players special needs on Table Cricket. With the drive around secondary school coaching, there has been a steep learning curve for many coaches, myself included. It is easy to engage primary school students, but as we targeted some tough schools, it was a new challenge engaging students who were already disengaged from within the whole school system. To finish I must congratulate ex Dorset EPP players Lewis McManus and Tom Barber as they continue on their pathway in both the Hampshire and England set ups. Remember to keep a close eye on those who follow. Good Luck for the 2014 season. Rob Newton

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Cricket Development Office - Gill Jones’ Report I continue to liaise with schools and clubs, promoting the interest of clubs to schools wherever appropriate. Through Rob Newton’s work with Young Leaders in schools, it has been possible to use young officials at all the primary school county finals. As a result of the Chance to Shine Creating the Future project and the enthusiasm of both staff and cricket coaches working in schools, more schools are keen to be involved with cricket / competitions. As the cricket knowledge within the schools increases, they become more confident in entering competitions. At present over half of the primary schools in the county access kwik cricket competitions. The secondary school Chance to Shine project, Chance to Compete, supported by Sport England and The Cricket Foundation, has led to an increase in the number of schools entering competitions. Schools are able to access competitions additional to the established ones run through Dorset Schools Cricket Association. The introduction of a new entry level competition – ‘Chance to Compete’ has encouraged schools which would otherwise not feel confident enough to enter competitions to be involved. Winton Arts and Media College went on to represent Dorset at 2 Regional Finals. This competition has been trialled in Bournemouth and Poole, and it is hoped to encourage entries from across the county in future. Charlotte Edwards attended the School Games U13 Girls Indoor competition, and thoroughly enjoyed her day. Students at the event were interviewed by Jo Kent and appeared on the BBC South Today programme. After winning both the county and regional finals, Parkstone Grammar School went on to the National Final at Lord’s. The U13 Girls’ competition in the summer increased to a six team final following qualifying competitions in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Purbeck, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole and West Dorset School Games Organiser areas, with Bournemouth School for Girls winning through to represent Dorset at the Regional Final.

Gill Jones – Schools and Competition Manager

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Under 13 Girls

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The Season started with a tough trip away to Hampshire, as the new Under 13s soon saw how demanding the season would be as they were heavily defeated. When Dorset batted, the innings included 7 ducks although both Victoria Pack and Charlotte Aubin showed some early promise with the bat that was to be fulfilled later in the season. Next up, a friendly, against a young Kent side. who could not compete on a strength level with the older Dorset girls. Batting first, Dorset posted 174 for 5, with Charlotte Aubin and Emily Berridge both scoring 28. In reply Kent finished just short of the hundred, giving Dorset their first win of the season. Sussex away proved an excellent last warm up, but again showed Dorset’s issue with the bat; a loss by 46 runs, chasing 153. Extras hid another weak performance where 7 batters either scored a duck or 1 run. Only Charlotte Aubin shone again with 24. Then it was into the County Championship and Cornwall away. Dorset were put into bat on a damp wicket and without a batter getting into double figures, were soon all out for 61. Charlotte Aubin then picked up 2 quick Cornwall wickets, but they proved to be Dorset’s only success, as Cornwall ran out winners by 8 wickets. Berkshire proved to be a similar tale, with another low score posted by Dorset. Again promise with the bat was shown as a number of the young players showed excellent stickability, including Sarah Matthews’ contribution of 11 runs, as Berkshire found her difficult to dispose of! The Wiltshire match brought another 5 wicket defeat, with Dorset again failing to pass 100. However by now, a number of players were getting scores in the teens and were learning to bat for a longer period of time. The return fixture against Wiltshire proved to be the high point of the season as Dorset, again batting first posted 196 for 8 off 35 overs, with no less than 5 people getting scores above 20. An early wicket put Wiltshire on the back foot, but then a stand of 100 for the second wicket handed victory back into Wiltshire’s hands, before some fine bowling from Dorset wrestled the game back in their favour, as Wiltshire collapsed to 164 for 7. Frustratingly, with Wiltshire on the ropes, Dorset could not quite land the knockout blow and Wiltshire got home with 3 wickets and 8 balls to spare.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 With holidays now eating into the squad’s availability, a trip to Berkshire saw a heavy defeat despite a good all round performance from Eva Bowring, who scored 20 runs and took 2 of the 5 wickets to fall. Issy Gilliver also performed well with an impressive 15 not out, whilst wickets were tumbling around her. The season finished at Beaminster Cricket Club with a home game against Cornwall, Cornwall batted first and on a slow scoring pitch got to 116 for 6 off the 35 overs, Eva again taking 2 wickets, as did Victoria Pack. At 62 for 5 Dorset looked to be in with a chance, but again at a crucial moment, the tail folded and Dorset finished 78 all out. Can I thank Hugh, Margaret and Steve Matthews for all their help and support over the season.

Dorset Under 15 Girls

A tough season for the Under 15s ended with the highlight of our first ever victory over arch rival Devon! Before that, though, came a lot of challenging matches and hard lessons learnt on our way to that finish. The writing was on the wall as to how difficult a season this would be, when we lost to lower division Wiltshire in a pre-season warm up. The ECB season started away at Hampshire with a 10 wicket defeat, with Dorset being bowled out for 70. A much tighter game followed against Gloucestershire, with them being bowled out for 104 inside the 40 overs and Charlotte Mandale picking up 3 wickets. In reply, despite Dorset scoring runs at a good rate, kept losing wickets at important times. Zara Brown scored a brave 22, and Arabella and Alexa, with a fighting last wicket stand, nearly saw us home, only for us to lose by just 2 runs The t20 tournament saw us due to play Middlesex, Surrey and Hampshire but 2 days of rain brought little play, except for a bowl out, in which Dorset beat Kent, with thanks to a final ball wicket from Megan Field. 16


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 A tied game in Wales was next, as Dorset batted first and scored 121, Katharine Oliver top scoring with 31. At 107-4, the Wales team looked in firm control, but wickets from Elle Pearce and Tilly Callaghan turned the game round, and with the scores tied Beth Pardon took a great catch at square leg under great pressure from the Welsh crowd. A heavy defeat to Somerset followed where again Dorset struggled to score enough runs. The Beaconsfield Festival followed. This is an 8 a side festival, with a number of small games during the day. This was to be our most successful time so far, remaining unbeaten in the day, with Zara winning ‘Best Bowling’ (most wickets) and Elle ‘Best Batter’ (most runs) by the end of the tournament. We had won our first bit of silverware in the trophy cabinet. The season finished on a high (for some of the girls, literally), as we played Devon away at Torquay, with only 9 players. Dorset won the toss and batted first; Zara carrying her bat though the innings for 56 not out. Elle made 39, and with Issy and Matillda both scoring 20’s, it meant Dorset posted 180 for 5 wickets off the 40 overs. In reply only one Devon player made double figures, but while Milly Squires was in, there was always a chance Devon could make it. But once she had fallen for 72, Devon were soon all out for 124. Cue wild celebrations for our first victory over Devon in all the years we have been playing girls cricket! Off went some of the girls to test the funfair on Torquay seafront, Hugh and I, of course keeping our feet firmly on terra firma. Further big thanks go to those who supported us this year: Roger Mandale, Mick Callaghan, Angie Brown, etc. and as always, Hugh and Margaret.

Congratulations to the Under 15s… Dorset Champions of the Bucks festival (with Beth Morgan pictured)

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The first game of the season was away at Berkshire. We reduced Berkshire to 110 for 8 before they recovered to 162, due to an unbroken 50 run partnership. Zara Brown finished with 3 for 19 and Issy Ford 2-20. In reply, Dorset put on 44 for the first wicket, but the falling of regular wickets meant Elle Pearce was left marshalling the tail, and despite her 26 not out, we fell 8 runs short. Then saw a return fixture against Berkshire. Batting first again, Berkshire were bowled out for 137, Olivia Jones taking 3 wickets. In reply Liv also led the batting, but had to retire on 26. Matillda Callaghan then took over with an excellent 31 not out, helped by Esme Cull who scored the winning run to secure Dorset’s first win of the season. Next, to South Wilts and a high scoring encounter in which Dorset batted first and posted 215 for 6, Elle Pearce scoring 77no, with useful contributions from Katharine Oliver (36) and Jemma Sullivan (26). In reply, Dorset started well with early wickets, but the middle overs were firmly won by Wiltshire as they got back on the rate required. Then runs dried up, allowing Dorset to win by 20 runs. Later the same week, Dorset did the double over Wiltshire in another high scoring game, this time posting 253 for 6, with Elle Pearce scoring 116 not out. In reply again Wiltshire put on a spirited show, with Gemma scoring the second hundred of the game. In the end Dorset won by 69 runs. Two games against Gloucestershire finished the season but Dorset suffered defeat on both occasions. The first was an excellent game, with Dorset putting up a real fight; the second, despite a good fielding and bowling display, was let down by our only batting collapse of the season. The two matches of the T20 comp were held at South Wilts; a loss to Berkshire with Dorset unable to chase a stiff target, after encountering the big hitting Sherisa Gumbs with 86no. Despite 41 not out from Katharine Oliver, Dorset were always going to struggle and fell 27 runs short. A much happier game followed as Dorset did the triple over Wiltshire by beating them in the 20/20 comp as well.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 A big thank you must go Jemma, Kevin and Jill for the work they put in, Hugh and Margaret for support and scoring, and Angie for scoring as well. ‘Well Done’ to all the players and good luck in the seasons ahead. This has been an excellent and memorable one for all involved.

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Our Senior County team had a mixed season. Overall, we bowled well, giving away fewer extras than all our opponents, and our fielding was maintained at our usual high standard. However, our batting remained fragile, and we failed to score sufficient runs to give the bowlers a chance. Nevertheless, it is good to report that, by the end of the season, we had real selection issues, with a larger pool of players fighting for selection. Into this mix we added three new U15 players who justified their places in the team. Our first match was against Buckinghamshire. Bucks won the toss and chose to bat on what turned out to be a tricky wicket. Apart from S. Benson, who made 73, the remainder of the Bucks team found it difficult to score. Bucks finished on 168 for 8, with Laura Thomas, Emily Broad and Tilly Callaghan picking up a couple of wickets each - well supported by Amber Corbett bowling 10 overs straight through, taking 1 for 26. Normally, we would have felt that a total of 169 was an achievable target, but lack of match practice meant we lost our way. The Bucks bowling on the whole was less accurate than ours, but not picking the right ball to hit was the main reason for most of the downfalls. Charlotte Mandale and Laura Thomas opened the innings in confident style. However, after they were out, only Courtney Lowman found the batting easy and, with wickets falling at the other end, we were bowled out for 79 runs. In June, we travelled to St Austell for our match against Cornwall. The weather had been very wet, and, unfortunately for us, Cornwall won the toss and asked us to bat first. With a damp outfield, we found scoring runs hard and boundaries were almost non-existent. We made a good steady start, but every time the batters tried to force the pace, we lost wickets. Laura Thomas, Emily Broad and Sarah John all got into double figures, but were unable to capitalise further and we were eventually bowled out for 94 in the 39th over. Cornwall had the advantage of batting second on a slowly drying outfield and just needed to score at 2 runs per over. Dorset put up a determined defence initially, restricting Cornwall to 1 run per over, but their steady and careful approach meant they always had the upper hand and won in the 39th over, for the loss of only 2 wickets. Tilly Callaghan bowled 5 overs for 5 runs and Anna John 10 overs for 14 runs. July saw us playing Shropshire. Jemma Sullivan won the toss and elected to bat, but we just didn’t put enough runs on the board. We lost our first wicket in the first over and others followed steadily. Jess Alfert played well, looking confident and determined to stay at the crease, remaining not out at the end. Jess was backed up most notably by Courtney Lowman and Beth Rickman. Although we had gone into the match with 4 spinners and 3 seam bowlers, the lack of runs and skied balls falling clear of fielders meant Shropshire ran out winners by 7 wickets. Another month, another match! This time we played Wiltshire in August, and although they won by 7 wickets, it was a really good game of cricket and the Dorset team can be proud of the hard work they put in. We scored more runs - 136 in this match - but we were probably still 30 short of a 19


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 reasonable total. There were several cameo performances with Danni Rigby, Laura Thomas, Elle Pearce and Tilly Callaghan all getting into double figures. Pick of the bowlers was Livvy Jones, who took 2 wickets in successive balls, including the ex-England player.

ECB T20 In July, we took part in the ECB T20 competition at Dauntsey’s School, Wiltshire. Our opposition this year comprised Bucks, Devon and Wilts. The format, as in previous years, was a two day competition, with 3 matches against different opponents and a finals play-off. We had a good tournament, although Devon, demoted the previous year beat everyone, and, in this respect, it was a bit of a lopsided competition. In the first match, we came up against Devon who proved impossible to contain. We played well, but were never in the same class. Our second match was against local rivals Wiltshire. We batted first and scored 123 for 2 in our 20 overs, with both Danni Rigby and Laura Thomas scoring 50s. Tight bowling and fielding resulted in us restricting Wilts to 109 in their 20 overs, a very satisfactory victory. We played Buckinghamshire the following morning, and, although we bowled and fielded well, we couldn’t score fast enough to get to their total of 128 runs. Jemma Sullivan had a good match taking 2 wickets plus two catches; Livvy Jones took a wicket and a catch. The main final that afternoon was between Bucks and Devon, the latter winning easily. The plate final was between Dorset and Wilts. Wilts had their ex-England player, J Godman who scored 89 out of a total of 140, before Livvy bowled her. Tilly took the only other wicket to fall. The Wiltshire team’s fielding was much tighter in this match and we were restricted to 117 runs in our 20 overs. Katie Oliver was top scorer for Dorset, with both Sarah John and Courtney Lowman also getting into double figures. The lack of county matches and their spread throughout the season continues to hamper the teams in the South and West Division. In the 4 matches over the course of the season, 21 individuals played for Dorset, when ideally we would have liked a squad of about 15. This makes it difficult to manage and to give the players the opportunities they need to develop their skills fully. We continue to press the ECB to increase the number of matches. Several younger players made their mark; Katie Oliver and Charlotte Mandale as opening bats; Elle Pearce as a mid-order batsman and bowler and Beth Rickman as a spin bowler. We wish them well for the future. Initiatives have been put in place to provide additional specialist coaching this winter and the Broadstone and Parley clubs have entered teams in the Hampshire Women’s Indoor competition.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Under 10 Report

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Having completed a successful winter training programme for eighteen players, our Coach Steve Bishop committed to select every player for a minimum of four County games rather than cutting the squad, as is more usual. The rationale behind doing such a thing with the age-group was to introduce boys to the vagaries of representative cricket. The entire squad would be introduced to 40 over cricket, played exclusively on grass which would clearly demonstrate what was required at this level. It is something quite different from the pairs cricket that the boys play for their clubs. I must say that, without exception, every player showed great maturity and commitment from ones so young and they applied themselves with great fortitude. They were a credit to themselves, their clubs and their families, producing some excellent cricket at times through the season, but never getting too carried away by the result, content in the knowledge that they improved every time they took to the field. As someone once said, "It's not a case of winning and losing, it's a case of winning and learning". Frustratingly for everyone we never really managed to put together a complete performance, either being devastating with the ball and then not controlling the situation with the bat or vice versa, but we were always competitive in the field (continually being asked to field first on the hottest days) and the boys never allowed their heads to drop when things looked bleak. They believed in playing hard but fair, being encouraging to their teammates and sportsmanlike to the opposition without the obligatory "banter" in the field which seems to be encouraged by other counties and yet seems so ridiculous when uttered by boys so young. The first game of the season saw us travel to Exeter School to play a strong Devon side, whose top order looked to be the best we would come across all summer. Our hosts chased down 134 to win easily, but the day produced our highest individual score of the season when Tom Prest scored freely all around the wicket for 72 not out. Our first home game saw us entertain Wiltshire at Clayesmore where Charlie Hartwell's 3-5 in 3 overs destroyed their top order and Jamie Stewart’s 3-6 ensured their tail was blown away to ensure a healthy victory by 56 runs. The spinners of Berkshire proved too strong for us as we were outclassed at Wimborne, but having contained Buckinghamshire to 119 runs the following week in 23


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 blistering heat, mainly through our own "Master of the Dark Art" Toby Berry 3-13, our middle order failed to capitalise and we managed to lose by 35 runs. A midweek game during school time had everyone very excited about our long trip to Gloucestershire, but with rain about all day, we again failed to build on an excellent start by Theo Dowler and Tom Prest, which saw us go from 66 without loss to 114 all out. Our visit to Bryanston to play local rivals Hampshire will always be remembered for our ability to seemingly be in control of the match for almost the entire game, but then, with 8 overs to go we seemed to have no chance. Toby Berry was at it again with his off-spin (4-39), ensuring that Hampshire only scored 163 runs on a belter of a track. With Tom Prest scoring yet another 30 odd runs at the top of the order, things seemed well under control, but the middle overs saw the pressure build as we failed to rotate the strike. Cometh the hour etc. and Miles Quick and Ty Stroud arrived at the crease with the freedom to play the way they both excel at. Ty's 17 runs from 10 balls and Miles' 15 runs at a run-a-ball had got Dorset home with two overs to spare with a look as if to say that the result was never in doubt! Another midweek game at Millfield against Somerset saw us post 151-4, due mainly to Ronan Graven's 40 runs and Freddie Pryce's 34 no, but with our bowlers all struggling with the slope, Somerset knocked off the runs comfortably, despite Tom Prest's 3-22. Our performance against the Under 11Bs was disappointing because we bowled poorly as a unit with the exception of Finlay William’s 3-26 and Ty Stroud’s 3-29. Only Olly Pickard looked comfortable with the bat, scoring 46 runs, as we were soundly beaten. Having bowled and fielded very well as a unit to knock over Oxfordshire for 89 runs, with Freddie Pryce 4-7 runs. Then we froze like scared rabbits. Despite Toby Berry battling throughout the innings for 25, we were bowled out for 85. Hard for everyone to take! Our International match took us over the border to Wales, where Toby Berry's fine 55 and Miles Quick's 4-32 runs, were mainly responsible for our 17 run victory. Our final game of the season saw us travel to Sussex in torrential rain and despite another 38 runs from Tom Prest, we were beaten with a couple of overs to go. Our visit to Malvern College Festival at the end of the season was an unmitigated success. The boys were terrific company, listened intently in the training sessions and looked after each other as only true teammates can. The boys knew each morning if they were playing as a top order batsman or as a frontline bowler. The idea was to see how the bowlers would cope with 5 over spells, a first time experience for some, and how they might adjust should they be required to return for a second spell. We were caught cold against Tower Hamlets, but then beat them comprehensively in the 20/20 we had after tea. We lost to Staffordshire in a very tight game, Toby Berry taking 4-30 runs. Then we batted poorly against IOW, with the exception of Ronan Graven's 69 run innings. However after a "last hurrah" speech, the opening 10 overs of hostility from Jamie Stewart with 5-10 runs and Robbie Lingafelter with 2-7 runs, left the opposition reeling at 21 for 7,before we finished them off for just 43. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our Coach Steve Bishop this season. His ability to make a quick decision, whilst not shirking from the difficult ones, has made my job pretty simple. His experience to say the right thing at the right time to these young cricketers should not be underestimated and we wish him the very best of luck with his new intake of Under 10s in 2014. A huge thank you to Jim Graven who scored every match this season and to the boys’ parents for driving them to all corners of the South of England. Finally, a special thank you to Freddie Pryce, who has developed terrifically as our Captain this season, through leading by example and showing an unselfish modesty when giving his players their chance. He is certainly developing into the sort of person that men follow "over the top". One final

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Dorset Under 11 Report For me, the summer was a great experience after being given the opportunity to manage a great group of players who, without exception, were a credit to themselves, their parents and the County itself. Throughout the summer the boys showed maturity and discipline beyond their years and produced some great cricket along the way. The Highlights… As for the games themselves, there was a real mixed bag of results, but a clear improvement over the year. A tough start against a very strong Somerset side saw the hosts scoring 234 for 1. The bowling was just as impressive and the boys managed 92 in reply. Jacob Browning’s disciplined batting saw him score 27 not out from 30 overs. Next up was a trip to Wiltshire, which saw two players hit 50s (Orlando with 59 and Jacob Gordon 51 no) and Will Fletcher’s change to spin bowling bringing figures of 3 for 13 in a relatively comfortable victory. The first home game of the season was at Dean Park against Bucks. The visitors were all out for 133 off 30 overs. Will Fletcher was again the pick of the bowling, with figures of 6-1-10-4. He was ably supported by Harrison Neary (8-1-27-2, one catch and one run out) and by two catches and a run out for Zach Lillis. The total was chased down in 30 overs, with Will Fletcher capping a fine day by hitting 58 and Tao White 34. A tough away game at Berkshire followed, with the hosts scoring 174 for 7. Harrison Neary (8-1-312) and Thomas Saunders (8-0-24-2) were among the wickets and there was a fantastic direct hit run out from near the boundary by Gabriel Winsor. Dorset never really got going with the bat and reached 71 for 8 from 25 overs, Jacob Berry contributing 20. Thomas Saunders defiantly dug in at number 9 and hit 56 in a 65 run partnership with Harrison for the 9th wicket, as the team reached 147. Then the last wicket fell on the final ball. Devon were next, at Canford, Dorset managed 177 for 8 from their 40 overs with Jacob Gordon showing immense discipline and composure to score 87 not out in an innings lasting 36 overs, He was ably supported by Matt Longley (26) in a 75 run partnership for the 3rd wicket. Taking wickets proved to be a difficult task, with Jacob Browning taking the only scalp of the day, ending with figures of 7-0-1-27. Gwent were next, at Redlands, and that saw a great fielding performance, with the visitors restricted to just 108 all out. The highlight was Jacob Browning’s 5 wickets (8-1-33-5). However, there were also great catches from Matt Longley and Jacob Gordon and two wickets apiece for Harrison (4-0-212) and Tao (5-0-17-2), as well as very economic bowling from Orlando (5-1-12-1). The target was chased down in 31 overs, Thomas Saunders top scoring with 39. A return to Redland’s against Gloucs saw the boys bowled out for 117 from 40 overs, Orlando Bailey 39, Will Fletcher 28 and Gabriel Winsor 17no. In reply, the visitors took 39 overs to score the winning runs after a really gritty performance in the field which, despite the defeat, was probably the best of the season. Jacob Berry (6-2-10-3), Orland Bailey (3-0-12-2) bowled really well and there was a debut wicket for James Mitchell (8-1-13-1). There were supported by great catches from Will Marsh and Charlie Berridge, and so everything combined to ensure the visitors worked really hard for the result.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Oxfordshire away saw the boys lose the toss and field first. The pick of the bowlers were Orlando (81-17-3), Thomas Hayward-Cox (6-1-24-2) and Gabriel Winsor (8-1-20-1). In reply the batsmen saw out the 40 overs, but fell 38 runs short of victory. The final game was against Hampshire at Dean Park. The team never really got into their stride in the face of some excellent bowling, scoring 136 from 39 overs, with Will F again top scoring with 49, and Tao White managing 25. The visitors secured victory in the 37th over, with the loss of 4 wickets. Economical bowling from Will Marsh (5-2-15-0), James Mitchell (7-1-18-1), Harrison Neary (5-0-14-1) and Tao White (5-1-14-1) aided by great catches from Charlie and Orlando, made Hampshire really have to earn their victory. Thanks… I would like to send personal thanks to Dean for allowing me to finish the season. I learnt a lot with regards to the development of youth cricketers. Further thanks are due to all those who have helped with scoring duties and teas throughout the summer and the parents who have all supported Dean and myself, making my role very easy. As parents, we all provide the support that the boys need away from the game; the highs and lows following games; the pre match nerves and the frustration with what can, at times, be a very cruel game. This support is invaluable to the development and enjoyment that the boys get from the game. Their on pitch successes are a real reflection of the support you provide. Thank you! Finally, a few words from our Coach… “I would like to give thanks to a number of different people. Firstly I would like to thank my players. Their efforts in training and behaviour during matches has been outstanding and that has certainly made my job a lot easier. I would also like to thank the parents for their cooperation over the season. I believe strongly that in youth cricket it’s more important that the players improve every game, rather than win every game; and the parents seemed to have welcomed that philosophy. I would also like to thank our manager, Patrick. His efforts and brilliant organisational skills have been of massive help to me, and also to the parents. Any questions, any issues, he’s the man who has taken care of them, which has allowed me to just focus on the coaching side of things. Not only has been a great manager, he’s also been a good guy to chat to and have discussions with. It’s been an honour to see each of these boys develop and improve over the season, and I hope they’ve enjoyed being coached by me, as much as I’ve enjoyed coaching them. I have a feeling that this next season is going to be an exciting one, with new challenges and lessons to come, and I’m looking forward to getting started!”

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Under 12 Report

The season started with the management team very unsure of what the best batting order was, or who should open the bowling. There were plenty of candidates, but nobody jumped out above the others. Looking at last season’s scorebook, these were consistently problem areas for the team. A warm up game against the U13 ‘B’ team showed up some problems that were to haunt us in our early games. Despite a good 50 from Sam Taylor, we only scored 161-6, with the middle order unable to push the score along when we had wickets in hand. Our bowling produced too many wides and didn’t look like taking wickets until Daley Holmes, took four late wickets with his off spin - but the game was already lost. Our first County fixture took us to Buckinghamshire, where we bowled the home side out for 176 (with the help of 23 wides). Conor Waring was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-9. Most of our batsmen got starts, with Nick Broad, Anthony Graham and George Baugniet all scoring 20, but unfortunately, three run outs halted our progress and we fell short in a game we should have won. A trip to Cornwall saw us bowled out for just 117, and only Nick Broad batted with any authority, in scoring 35. Our batting was looking very poor and we were heading for a very long season. Wides and generally poor bowling let Cornwall race home by nine wickets. Comprehensive defeats by Hampshire and Somerset followed, leaving the manager and coach wondering if we were ever going to win a game. Changes to the bowling and to the batting order were needed for our next game. Anthony Graham, with 4-12 and Conor Waring, with 2-10 led the way as we bowled out Devon for 76 at Redlands. We still managed to lose 8 wickets in reaching our target, but a partnership of 33 for the seventh wicket between George Baugniet (21) and Daley Holmes was crucial after the top six had gone for 38. For the first time this season we could enjoy our trip home! An opening partnership of 70 in eight overs by our new combination of Anthony Graham (38) and Harrison Bowles (22) gave us the platform for a big score against Wiltshire, but despite Scott Currie scoring 58, we simply scored too slowly. Much to the management team’s annoyance we only managed 182-4. The slow scoring proved costly as we lost in the last over. This game was to prove to be the last of the regular season for Harrison because he broke his toe while batting. Anthony Graham (36) and Scott Currie (40) provided us with our best batting of the season at the top of the order against Berkshire. Nick Broad (25) continued that positive approach with the 27


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 support of the lower middle order and we were able to post a challenging total against a good bowling attack. A fired up Scott Currie took 4 wickets and Sam Beer, 2, as we looked to be heading for victory, but somehow Berkshire scraped home off the last ball with one wicket to spare. Although we lost this game, we could at last see progress from individuals and the team as a whole. Sam Beer, given the chance at number 3 against Gwent scored a good 32, until he was run out while backing up, when the ball was deflected onto the stumps. Sam’s innings followed another good start by Anthony Graham and Scott Currie at the top of the order. Ethan Dowler, with 27no, scored quick runs down the order, with good support from Sam Taylor, to give us a decent score on a difficult wicket. Gwent were never in the hunt and Sam Beer completed a good day for himself with 2-4 off seven overs. We won by 90 runs. We lost our final regular season game against Oxfordshire after our keeper Matt Fisher dislocated his finger in the warm up. George Baugniet took the gloves. Scott Currie, with 4-25, helped keep the total to 169, but slow batting again cost us a game we could have won. Despite the overall results, we had shown a great improvement in the last five games and, with the confidence of several individuals growing, we went to the Bromsgrove festival in a good frame of mind. The Festival provided us with four victories against teams which were mostly older and much bigger than our boys! Ben Insall, given a bowl for the first time, took 9 wickets, scored runs and took several catches, enjoying his best time of the summer. He was rewarded with our ‘Bowler of the Festival Trophy’ in a close run thing with Sam Beer, who also bowled superbly each time he was called upon. Harrison Bowles took the batting honours, which included a hard hitting 76no against Herefordshire. Om Ramchandani took the fielding award, due to, amongst other feats, a great catch in the first game. Our last game provided one of the highlights of the season as Scott Currie scored an undefeated 120 to register his first century for the county. George Baugniet was our overall player of the Festival for his all-round effort for the team, not only scoring runs, including his first county fifty, but also keeping wicket due to Matt’s injury. We ended the season with six wins from 13 matches. Although we lost our first four while we were still finding our feet and two of our defeats were in the last over. Scott Currie was once again the leading run scorer, took the most wickets and held the most catches. Anthony Graham, Harrison Bowles, Nick Broad, George Baugniet and Sam Beer all look capable of scoring 50s next summer, while on the bowling front Conor Waring, Sam Beer and Daley Holmes should expect to improve on their excellent figures from this season. Daley also captained the side very well at the Festival. Matt Fisher kept wicket very well until his injury preventing him from playing in the Festival. Jamie Guinness, even though he had no luck with taking wickets, proved our most economical bowler. Ben Insall, Sam Taylor, Ethan Dowler, Om Ramchandani and Louis Bragginton all showed glimpses of what they can do, and if they keep up their work ethic during the winter. They will hopefully play a major role next summer. By the end of the season we had shown a great improvement, both as a team and as individuals and we look forward to building on this over the winter and into next summer. To finish, I need to thank a few people who helped make my summer easier. Firstly, to Andrew Broad for scoring throughout the summer: we all know how much it helps to have a regular scorer. I would also like to thank all the mums who put on great teas for our home games. Last but not least, I have to thank Sean for all his efforts, from doing 1:1s during the winter, to improving the knowledge and ability of the squad through his group coaching sessions and match day tactics. Ken House (Under 12 Manager)

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Under 13 Report

The picturesque East and West CC deep in the Oxfordshire countryside was the venue for the U13s first full county fixture of the season. Dorset, batting first, made a positive start with Harry Nash and Tom Pope, looking confident against the opening bowlers, easing to 30 before Tom was caught on 12. But it wasn’t until Oxfordshire fast bowler R. Hipwell started his spell that it became clear Dorset were in for a rough couple of hours. Several overs of aggressive and unpredictable bowling made scoring difficult but skilful resistance from Tom Barber (13) and Issac Beaglehole (22), followed by positive batting from Tom Patmore (29) and James Wakefield, managed to get the score to a respectable 164. After tea, Dorset then produced one of their finest bowling and fielding performances of the season, building pressure on the Oxfordshire batsmen from the start. Wickets fell at regular intervals with Nash, Barber, Patmore and Wakefield all bowling with great control. Dorset’s victory was secured when Dan Stevens, in his first county game, made it just about impossible to score, giving only 7 runs away in his late five over spell and taking a well-deserved wicket. A great team performance and very encouraging start. After another long trip to Bucks, it was a confident Dorset side which batted first in the second game of the season. It was a very much less confident side that sat in the changing rooms at the interval after being bowled out for 97, in what appeared to be, perfect batting conditions! Only skipper Alex Sands (23) and Tom Barber (21) really troubled the scorers. Despite economical bowling from our opening attack Bucks seemed to be cruising to an easy victory until spinners Max Mourgue and Jack Taylor took complete control of the game. A crazy 9 over spell took the score from 51/2 to 56/8 and it looked like Dorset were going to pull off a sensational victory (Mourge 5/19 & Taylor 2/7). Sadly it was not to be as Bucks struggled home and reached the target with one wicket left and 5 balls to spare. It was another great performance in the field, but erratic batting and poor decision making eventually cost Dorset what should have been a comfortable win.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 A surprisingly calm and bright Redlands in Weymouth was the setting for our next match against Gloucestershire. Once again Dorset lost the toss, but to everyone’s amazement the visitors elected to bat first on a very soggy pitch. As expected, it proved a very difficult surface to bat on and Gloucestershire struggled from the start, with economical bowling from Sands, Barber, Taylor and Patmore. A good middle order partnership got them up to 120, but Dorset were confident at the break. With typical Redlands weather returning after the break it, soon became clear that 120 was going to be more challenging than at first thought. As the crowd retreated to their cars for warmth, Dorset slumped to 65/7 and victory looked unlikely. However, a convenient drink break allowed Issac Beaglehole and Max Mourgue time to settle down and regroup. At the same time the opposition clearly thought they had already won and made some crazy bowling changes, allowing Dorset back into the match. A fine partnership between Beaglehole (29) and Mourgue eventually secured a comfortable win for Dorset. With the weather still on our side, Dorset then went on to secure a very easy victory over the Isle of Wight at Bryanston School. Notable bowling performances came from Matt Dare (3/12), ably supported by Nash, Barber, Sands, Andrews and Patmore. Once again Issac Beaglehole led the way with the batting, scoring an unbeaten 36. A much anticipated game against Devon unfortunately became our one and only weather casualty of the season. Nevertheless, we went into our next fixture against Cornwall at Clayesmore School with great confidence. However, this proved to be start of a significant mid-season dip with Dorset, well beaten by an average Cornwall side. The trend continued against Berkshire despite an excellent opening partnership from Jack Taylor and Max Trueman and a very resilient 38 from Harry Nash. Although Dorset came close to defending 167, they were let down by some wayward bowling and dropped catches. The dip in confidence was even more evident when we travelled to Fawley CC on a blisteringly hot afternoon in early July. While the country watched Andy Murray ease to his historic Wimbledon title, Dorset suffered their most comprehensive defeat of the season to a very strong and well-disciplined Hampshire side. This was not our finest hour and raised a lot of questions about how the side was going to cope with the challenging fixtures at the forthcoming Sussex Festival. The Sussex Festival turned out to be a huge success during which the squad really started to apply their skills and pull together as a team. During the Festival the team played 5 games and claimed a very respectable third place in the tournament. The week started with a 3 run victory over Bucks, with Alex Sands (54*) and Max Netley (41) dominating the batting, and Tom Barber (4/21) exercising great control with the ball. Dorset also won their second game against Abu Dhabi with impressive bowling performances from Netley (5/15) and Barber (2/14). However, at 64/6 Dorset were on the ropes! But, greater mental strength prevented a total collapse and Sands (38*) and A, Booker (11*) took Dorset over the line without further loss. Despite valiant efforts from Booker (22), Barber (27) and Patmore (23), a score of 140 was never really going to be enough against a strong Sussex side in the third match. Although Dorset bowled well at the start, Sussex went on to win by 4 wickets. Despite the Sussex defeat, Dorset qualified for the semi-final, but faced their toughest challenge of the season when they were drawn against Lancashire. After a very good start, Dorset had kept Lancs down to 130/6, with their top order batsmen all back in the hutch. However, a brutal batting performance from the lower order left a shell shocked Dorset facing 345 to win! Brave batting performances from Sands (28), Netley (23) and James Wakefield (31) were not enough to get Dorset close and Lancs cruised to victory. The final match was against Skillz Skorpionz and the battle for third place. Fielding first, Dorset restricted the opposition to 140 all out, with a vastly improved second half bowling performance, backed up by good catching. In reply, Dorset put on their finest batting performance of the season to

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 secure a comfortable victory and a well deserved third place. The stand out performance came from Tom Patmore (82), who had only recently returned to the side after a serious back injury. In conclusion, this was an unpredictable season that started and finished well. There were some fine individual performances and glimpses of the huge potential this team has. The team was well led throughout by skipper Alex Sands, who coped with the pressure (apart from the toss!!) well and made superb contributions with both bat and ball. Thanks to both Alex Butler and Simon Watkins for coaching the side and we wish them well as they embark on their Australian adventures. Thanks also to all the parents for their continued support.

Dorset Under 14 Report

Dorset U14s enjoyed a fantastic season, winning 11 out of 12 matches completed, thrashing local rivals (and eventual league winners) Hampshire by 108 runs and securing a place in next year’s highly competitive ECBU15 A-Division. Building on the core of now highly experienced County players, coach Steve Wilson brought Jem Hai back into the squad and added Tom Robinson, Toby Hett, Jake Markham and Ben Thompson. After a challenging winter training programme and an enjoyable 2 day Easter camp at Bryanston, the warmup matches began at a freezing Canford in late April. Dorset scored 181 for 4 in 30 overs (Oliver Thomas 48, Jem Hai 44, newly-appointed captain Ollie Shrubsole 34). Canford U15s were struggling a little at 105 for 6 in reply (Ross Tooley 2 for 6), when a heavy hailstorm forced an early end after 22 overs. The weather proved fractionally kinder against Gwent, Redlands being the only spot in Dorset that day to avoid driving rain. Dorset made the most of some generous bowling to rack up 297ao from 39.4 overs (Greg Willows a flamboyant 121, Oliver Thomas 48). Gwent managed to bat out their 40 overs, but could reach only 128 for 9 (Kieran Whittle 3 for 30, Frank Turrill 2 for 11).

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Dorset U15s season should have consisted of 15 fixtures, including the ECB cup competition. With the 2013 summer season substantially better than 2012, it was disappointing to play only eight games, losing 50% of the ECB games to weather. So, third place in the ECB competition was disappointing, from a group of 5, having only lost one game out of 4. Having trained well during the winter under Matt and Rob, and the lads were ready for games by early April. Three friendly fixtures were arranged against East Dorset (rained off), Canford School B team and Clayesmore, for whom three of our team played against us. Dominic Clutterbuck stole the show at the Delph, scoring his maiden century and the first by his team since they were aged 10. Not content with a hundred, he took a 5 wicket haul to help the U15s win their first fixture of the season. The game at Clayesmore followed, where Dom, Jamie and Will all represented the school. Batting first, Clayesmore struggled against the Dorset bowling. Only Dominic resisted the Dorset attack with a well-made 37. By the end of the innings, Clayesmore had been dismissed for 90, with Gareth Davies taking 5 for 12 in 5 overs. Dorset ran out easy winners, courtesy of Dan Morris and George Wilson contributing to Dorset’s reply, with 26 and 22 respectively. Our next game pitched us against county opposition in the shape of Oxfordshire at Dean Park. We batted poorly and other than George Wilson with a solid 47, we only scored 161 in a rain affected fixture. Yet again, as in the previous year’s fixture, Dorset were hugely disadvantaged by bowling with a wet ball in very damp conditions. An easy win for Oxfordshire was unavoidable and disappointing.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Our first game in the ECB competition pitched us against favourites Gloucestershire at Redlands. A ball was not bowled in anger, and we shared 1 point for an abandoned game! Our second ECB game was against the IoW at Sherborne School. Dorset won the toss and openers Will Caldwell and Dominic Clutterbuck put on 244 for the first wicket in 38 overs. Dominic falling first for 71. Nothing was going to stop Will Caldwell as he hit his first County 100, destroying the bowling over after over. Will was second out for a fine 153 in the 40th over. With the score at 264, it was left to Jamie Price to run the IoW ragged, with a quick fire 76 in only 35 balls. At 50 overs Dorset were 380 for 4.The IoW started brightly, but once opener Davies had been stumped for 26 off Rob Pack, the rest of their batting collapsed to 81, with Jack Owens and Dan Avery taking 3 wickets a piece. The following Sunday we travelled to Abercarn CC in Gwent. On a sunny afternoon, we bowled well to restrict Gwent to 120 all out in 48 overs. Toby Mallinson bowled with pace and accuracy, knocking over the Gwent top 4 for 20. Dominic cleared up with 3 for 18 in 10 overs. On a good wicket Dorset made the score in 27 overs, with Will Caldwell scoring 67 not out. Our next game saw us back in the ECB Cup playing Wiltshire away at Purton. The game started with Dominic and Will taking the score to 41 in 11 overs before it rained. The game was abandoned when we were in a good position to score in excess of 200 on a good wicket. Following a week off, we then played at Cornwall at Redlands, where the weather was threatening to interfere. We won the toss and struggled against the Cornish opening bowlers and at 63 for 5 we were struggling. Thankfully, Will Hendy was playing a sensible innings, and batting overs whilst sharing partnerships with Dan Morris, Charlie Gynes, and Jack Owens. Will was unfortunately run out for a handy 45. Jack Owens took up the reins with the lower order and by the last ball Dorset had batted their overs, and Jack smashed a 6 to bring up his half century. So, a score of 191 was a good effort. The Dorset bowlers then destroyed Cornwall’s batting, with Rob Pack taking 4-20 in 10 accurate overs. Cornwall never looked like getting 191 and were all out in 39 overs for 103. So, this was our second win and it was still in June. Our biggest challenge was next, with an away game against Gloucestershire at Clifton College. We bowled well, but could not get all the Gloucestershire wickets, and 90 runs came from the last 4 batsman in 16 overs. George Wilson had put us in a good position in his first spell, but we could not close out the innings. 191 on a good wicket with an immaculate outfield was not out of our range. Unfortunately, we lost wickets regularly and only Will Caldwell remained by the 28th over. At 57 for 6 it looked lost, but a quick fire partnership with Jack Owens gave us a slight chance. With 15 overs to go, on the loss of Jack’s wicket, we needed 90. With tail wagging support from Rob and Ross Tooley, we had an outside chance. When Will was finally out for a fine 92 in the 45th over, the game was eventually lost and Dorset finished all out for 166.Interestingly, we bowled 12 more wides than Gloucestershire in a game which Dorset lost by 25 runs. That was a telling statistic. So, it was a loss, and not what was required, but we were later encouraged to hear Gloucestershire had lost to Wiltshire. Our next fixture saw us start the day at 7am to be back to the Leaze by 7pm. In between we travelled to the IoW, played our fixture and the game was over in 25 overs. On a roasting Sunday we travelled to Newcross and the IoW won the toss. Having been hit for 380 previously, they were not going to let us have another go. With the temperature in the 30’s, we bowled on a perceived “flat one”. After a few overs, the Dorset openers decided to “bounce out” our opposition. This they duly did with George Wilson getting 3 wickets for 24. After the first 4 were back in the pavilion, Toby Mallinson came to the party, taking 4 for 14 in 4 overs and their innings was over. With our opposition scoring 66 in 16 overs, it was left to Will Caldwell and Jamie Price to smash 69 in fewer 34


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 than 8 overs. So, it was another resounding win. By this point we had won 3 lost 1, and there were 2 games to go in the ECB competition. The IoW fixture was on the 14/7/2013. Sadly, it was to be our last game! The games against Wiltshire at Dean Park, and Cornwall away were both rained off. Sadly if we had played and won both, and there was no reason why we shouldn’t have, we would have won the competition. Annoyingly, we were pipped to 2nd by Wiltshire, who played one more game.

There were many positives this season. A couple of 100’s and a solid bowling attack were the features of our cricket. Alex Peel remained solid behind the stumps with few byes conceded. Rob Pack was miserly in only giving up 2.6 per over, while Dominic Clutterbuck continued to take wickets regularly. Our opening attack always made in-roads and Toby Mallinson took two “4 fors” with pace and accuracy as our second change quick. It was good to see a number of the boys getting the chance to play two day games, and I expect this age group will contribute heavily to the two day format next season. Can I thank Rob and Matt for their coaching and all our parents for their continued support on our travels.

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There have been several pleasing aspects to this season. Dorset finished second in its County Championship group to a very powerful and experienced Gloucestershire outfit. Standards improved in the longer game and we witnessed the wonderful achievement of two centuries from Dom Hand. The side usually has some Under 16s and it can be make or break for them. James Williams was the pick of that bunch and excelled in the 50 over game, in particular. Sadly, that format found us wanting and we lost three matches and it could have been worse (rain intervened at Bryanston). It was rare to get batters producing one substantial score, let alone the two or three that are so vital. Although some might still feel hard done by, there was a bit of a clear out in August and up and coming talent from the Under 15s was introduced. Their first taste of County Championship 2 day cricket was against the IoW at Newclose, where we won by an innings, Dom Clutterbuck taking 5 for 17 in their first ‘dig’. However, the IoW ‘regrouped’ for the 50 over match and out played us. The younger ones must understand that an innings consists of more than 30 balls – unnecessarily rash shots tended to abound. The last match of the season against Wales typified this wastefulness. Hampshire had taught us a an early lesson, but we did meet 14 year old, Prithvi Shaw, an Indian already lionised in his home country as the next Tendulkar. Joe Manley will be dining out on taking his wicket for years when Shaw plays for India! We were humbled by pace and spin after an opening stand between two U16s of 265. Some of our aspiring brethren got a shock in terms of standards, although there had been a warning at Canford in the Shackleton Trophy match, which was lost by 9 wickets. Several players enjoyed success with the bat. Dom Hand took 121 off Wiltshire and 110* off Cornwall in the County Championship and Under 15, Will Caldwell, scored 102 in the 2 day friendly v Oxfordshire. Ollie Calcott flickered and died prematurely too many times. We did not see true form with the bat until his 68 in the final County Championship match v Cornwall. Luke Matthews (top 37


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 score 74*) would have liked more consistency at the crease – he is young and has a huge amount of talent. James Williams had a refreshing approach in treating every ball on its merits and runs could arrive very quickly. His bowling will develop, so he has the ingredients to be a very useful allrounder. James Vitali, when available, and third in line in a succession of captains, bowled his heart out, just failing to reach that magic ‘four-for’. The spinners did a great job. Offie Dom Hand was by far and away the most experienced and reaped a good harvest of 24 wickets. However, with four younger spinners in the wings, this should be a very strong department in 2014. Bowlers need fielders to help them. Catch of the season was undoubtedly that of James Adams leaping high in the gulley against Wiltshire. Matt Swindlehurst performed superbly behind the sticks. He, along with every keeper we played against, did have troublesome periods in matches as the ball eluded them – due to low, irregular bounce or late movement. Standing up, Matt was the best on show. Dom Hand, our ‘Player of the Year’ is allowed to be called the ‘LV=DCB Under 17 Player of the year.’ We wish those who now move on the very best of luck in their cricketing careers and thank them for their fantastic contributions over two, or even three, seasons. Finally, we must thank the groundsmen at all our venues, the umpires, who are very good at this level, the caterers, the scorers, and, of course, our highly experienced coach, Matt Keech. Also we would like to thank LV= for supplying the eye catching team shirts and caps. TJH 18/9/13

Footnote to the DCB Under 17 Report Prithvi Shaw, the 14 year old who played for Hampshire against us in May, was then with the Julian Wood th Academy. He returned home to Mumbai and, on November 20 set a new world record for a school match when he scored 546 in 330 balls, for Rizvi Springfield against St Francis D’Assissi in the elite division of the Harris Shield Tournament for senior schoolboys. He was also appointed captain of the Mumbai Under 16 team. He then became the youngest batsman to score a ton in the ‘A’ Division of the Kanga League when playing for th MIG, to complete an amazing month. On December 28 he followed the 119 with an unbeaten 109 for MIG from 120 deliveries. You can follow his progress via Google!

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset CCC 2013 Captain’s report It is with some sadness that I write my final Captain’s report before handing the reins over to Chris Park for the 2014 season. Not only does it represent the end of an era for me after seven years of being skipper, but the performances of the 2013 season mean that I feel I am bowing out with the side at lower ebb than I would have liked. I do hope that as a player I can help to return the team to form in the next couple of seasons. Ironically, the only win we managed in competitive cricket was in the one-day trophy in which we thrashed the eventual victors – Berkshire – in the group stages when impressive batting from Jake Lintott, Aaron Williams and Maz Khan gave us a sense of hope for the season. Sadly, we were too often dismissed cheaply and lacked a penetrative edge with the ball – not a great combination. There is no doubt in my mind that we suffered from not replacing key players in Darren Cowley and Glyn Treagus, and we were also without the services of players such as Chris Jones, Jack Leach and Max Waller, who have been influential in previous seasons. We do have some promising young players coming through, many of whom got some experience at first team level this year, and if they have one or two experienced professionals around them in the next couple of years, the county can still expect to compete. It is also crucial for the senior players to step up more than they did this season. It will be exciting to see how Jake, Maz, Mike Porter, Lewis McManus (who should be congratulated on being selected for England under-19) James Hayman and Ben Ladd-Gibbon go next year. As always, consistent selection will be crucial. I will not spend too much time looking in detail at the matches this year: it was a shame we didn’t manage to convert good positions against Cheshire and Cornwall in the Championship, and often we were outdone by superb individual performances, such as a big partnership from Herefordshire (our nemesis Michael O’Shea scoring another ton) and Danny Woods’s eight-for in the final innings against Cheshire. Perhaps experience and nous were lacking at turning points. At this stage I would rather focus on what a privilege it has been for me personally to lead Dorset CCC in the last few years. I really hope that the players selected feel a similar sense of pride when they represent the county. I would also like to thank all the players and management for their support. Despite a poor season, I am happy to reflect on a Minor County career so far which has coincided with Dorset’s most successful ever period – a fact people ought to remember. Four Western division titles and two outright Championship successes in 15 years is a good return, plus a Lord’s Final in that time. This reflects well on all those tireless volunteers on the committee who have been invaluable. In particular, I should thank Peter Moxam who retired last year, but who was manager when I started and was a stalwart, as were David Graham and Ken House. More recently, Barry Lewis, Sean Walbridge and Julian Shackleton have been inspirational both on and off the field, whilst Alan Willows has given huge energies as team coach and continues to set the highest standards of the players. Chris Drew has been great company in the scorebox and the bar, and I must not forget Brian Newbery who preceded her and whom we all miss. Similarly, I also miss Derek Bridge’s sage advice. Others like Bill Kempton, Pat Gent, John Cake, Phil Drake, Alan Mills, Bob and Monica the caterers and Derek Tapper – the Dean Park groundsman – all have been hugely helpful and supportive of me in my time as captain. On the playing front, Parky, Aaron and Darren Cowley in 41


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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Schools’ Cricket Association Primary Report The bookends of this Asda Kwik season were remarkable. There were early signs of changes following negotiations between the ECB and Asda. The main two were the emphasis on a special, well publicised Asda Kwik Launch Day in the counties and the removal of regional finals with direct entry for county winners into one of four ‘National/Regional Finals’ (four became three as the season wore on), the prize for the champions being the opportunity to play during the lunch beak of an Ashes Test, or during the break in an ODI v Australia. On Friday, October 11th we received the other bookend with the news from the ECB that Asda had withdrawn all sponsorship ‘forthwith.’ Next year the ECB have agreed to fund the same programme. In between those bookends, it speaks volumes for Dorset that our competitions, which included an Asda Year 4 competition for the first time, were incredibly successful. Numbers were up, a testament to the good work being done in the Districts, and the exceptional efforts of Gill Jones to encourage entry, as well as sort out a programme which runs so smoothly, especially when the rain holds off. Hardly any reserve days had to be called into action. Numbers – Yr3/4 – 26 schools bringing 44 teams; Yr 5 - 63; Yr 6 mixed – 76; Yr 6 Girls - 32 Problems in Bournemouth need addressing. Poor Epiphany Girls had no competition and so withdrew from the County final through lack of experience. Schools which simply do not turn up is a lessening problem, but when it came to the Yr 5 County final, that un-notified absence was inexcusable. The Yr 6 finals and the Yr 3/4 competition took place at Bryanston, and the Yr 5 at Wimborne CC, where daddy Owen Parkin, our Dorset hero who went on to a distinguished first class career with Glamorgan, became a ‘surprised’ special guest! Asda were in attendance at all and very grateful we have been for their outstanding support. Once again the standards reached new heights and all 12 County finalists in both Yr 6 competitions produced some incredibly exciting and skilful cricket. St Michael’s Middle, St Aldhelm’s Primary and Thorner’s Primary were 1,2 and 3 in the Yr 6 Mixed, while St Mary’s Catholic Combined Middle beat St Michael’s by 2 runs to secure the Girls’ title, with Sandford Middle in their final year, due to reorganisation, third. Yr 5 also indicated the hard work put in to help the younger pupils was paying off. St Michael’s took the title, followed by St Osmund’s Middle and Moordown St John’s Primary. The answer to prayers for Yrs 3 and 4 to be given an opportunity to play and learn from coaches, again sponsored by Asda, was an invaluable exercise. Branksome Heath Middle was the overall winner, ahead of Parley First. Many thanks are due to the Dorset Cricket Board for supplying the coaches. Much praise must go to the indefatigable Rob Newton for setting that day up, and for his tremendous work over the months in inducting the now countless Leaders who umpire and a score at both District and County Final levels. He does a phenomenal job. Simon Higgins, who did so much for the now defunct Sandford Middle, was thanked by Rob Newton at the Yr 6 Girls’ final presentation and we all wish him the very best of luck in his new primary post. Dorset triumphed in the new system. St Michael’s Middle won the Yr 6 Mixed county title, and progressed to the National Regional Final at the Ageas Bowl. They won a tough group, defeated the 46


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Devon school in the semi-final and then beat the Middlesex School by 1 run in the final to become the first National Regional Champions - a truly fantastic achievement. Their prize was to perform at the ODI between England and Australia at Southampton. Head Paul Nation was to move on after a distinguished career at St Michael’s, which involved years of promoting cricket and still finding time to manage his team at competitions. He was presented with an ESCA Long Service tie at the DSCA AGM, after a citation had been read out, in his absence, at the ESCA AGM. The Under 11 Hardball scene reflected the outstanding talent emerging due in part to Dorset running county teams from Under 10. Again our pairs competition bucked the national trend with 15 of the 16 entrants being state schools. First round losing sides went into the Plate. There are mounting problems getting games played due to SATs, with the subsequent ‘Residential’ now stretching into a fortnight beyond half term. This requires some very sympathetic handling to avoid games being conceded. Baden Powell Middle, The Park, St Michael’s Middle and St Osmund’s Middle reached the final play off. Sadly it rained, so the competition was transferred to the Cricket Centre, run with super efficiency by Graham Symons and officiated by experienced umpire Tony Leadbetter. The winning side, St Michael’s, went to the Regional final and lost to Millfield by 4 runs. No school in the season pushed Millfield so close and they went on to win the National title. This is a huge tribute to the quality of cricket being played at St Michael’s. The Plate is the last of our season’s finals and is never an anti-climax. Hill View are always a delight and often reach the last four. This year was no exception. They had a magnificent 8 run victory over much fancied Broadstone Middle in the semi-final. In the final, they played Dorchester Middle who had endured a tough journey to Charborough Road. Hill View put Dorchester in, bowled and fielded really impressively and restricted them to 220/4. Hill View then batted with real maturity and were seen home by their excellent skipper, as they went on to score a commanding 248/3, although Dorchester never gave up.

Dorset Schools’ Cricket Association Secondary Report What a contrast with 2012! Not one final had to be postponed because the summer was rather good to us. Entry numbers were up. Graham Symons took over co-ordinating the running of the competitions, aided at grass roots level by Don Crawford, Ben Edgell and Tim Hill, so, many thanks to them. There was some chasing required, but, in the end it was worth it! Many thanks are due to Broadstone CC for generously allowing the use of the Delph (U12 and U13 finals) and for organising the use of Charborough Road (U11 Plate, U14 Plate and U15 Vase); Ferndown Wayfarers CC for making us all feel so much at home for the U15 20/20 Semi- finals, with play off for 3rd and 4th and Final, and Bournemouth University for preparing such a good wicket at Dean Park for the U14 Final. The David English/Bunbury Under 12 competition had 16 state school entrants. Both semi-finals were remarkable in witnessing 2 wins by 10 wickets! Highcliffe, enjoying a wonderful season, met a very impressive Bournemouth School for Boys in the Final, but their 148/9 reflected a dour struggle as they fell short of BSB’s 161 for 7.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 This was followed by the MCCA sponsored Under 13 competition (22 schools) which was won by BSB, who by a remarkable coincidence also scored 161 (but for 4). They stayed totally on top of a match against Gillingham, who finished 70 short. Patrick Gent of DCCA presented the trophies and shield. The ESCA Under 14 Competition (24 schools) is the flagship of schools’ cricket, but, sad to relate, the Lord’s Taverners ended their national sponsorship after 41 years in May. They paid for the Under 15 National Final, but that was that. The ECB stepped in to help. Sadly some schools entered and then were unable to raise a team, which was very frustrating. Four state schools reached the quarter finals, but only Poole GS reached the semis, where Canford were mightily ruthless! The damp day of the Final resulted in a titanic struggle between Canford (92/8) and Sherborne (91a/o). The ESCA/ECB 20/20 had a new format for the teams winning through to the semi-finals. Ferndown Wayfarers CC responded brilliantly to the request to stage the show and were incredibly good in making sure it all happened after the appalling rain of the previous day and night. Having two very good artificial wickets guaranteed action. Games should have begun together, but the Dorchester school’s long journey was delayed by public exams, so the spectacle of 2 games being played at the same time on adjacent pitches did not really unfold until the final stages. Sherborne emphatically disposed of Poole GS and then Clayesmore allowed Thomas Hardye to beat them on the final ball due to some naïve rashness. A play off between losing semi-finalists was the innovation this year. Clayesmore redeemed themselves with a convincing win. The Final saw The Thomas Hardye School build up a formidable 178/3 and only towards the end, with a frenzy of big hitting, did Sherborne sniff the scent of a possible victory, but it was not to be. Sherborne finished on 155 for 1. The Thomas Hardye moved into the Regional round, but were drawn against The Portsmouth GS, who knew a bit more about the game. The DSCA Under 14 Plate was devalued by an enforced late start, which meant it became a 20 over affair. However, The Thomas Hardye School reached 115/4, only to be smashed off the park in Twynham’s dominant 10 wicket win! The ESCA/ECB U15 20/20 Vase faltered a little with withdrawals, with The Blandford School being the biggest beneficiary, ending up in the semis without playing. Actually, that was no real help to them, of course. The purpose of the competition is to give schools a chance to play several good competitive cricket matches. The Purbeck School celebrated their first ever County Final appearance by trouncing Twynham, who fulfilled the fixture despite problems caused by Sports Day and Geography assessments. All finals were officiated by DACO umpires. This not only added to a sense of occasion, but ensured all matches were played in the right spirit. Many thanks to all those involved.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Schools’ Cricket Association Girls Report Indoors The basis of developments in the summer is very much due to the hard work of Rob Newton and Gill Jones at the DCB Office in their organisation of Indoor 6 a-side competitions in the Spring Term. DCB cover the cost of the Under 11 competition – a worthy addition first set up 2 years ago, whilst the other two are sponsored nationally by The Lady Taverners. DCB, through Rob Newton, trained up Leaders to score and umpire many of the matches. Current England Ladies Captain, Charlotte Edwards MBE, who was delighted, even amazed, at the number of entries in the three age groups, graced the Under 13 final at Canford School and the whole event was covered really well on BBC Look South, with interviews conducted by Jo Kent. The Under 11 competition used 4 centres - The Purbeck School, St Aldhelm’s Academy, Dorset Cricket Centre and Gillingham Sports Centre. 16 teams from 13 schools took part. The final rounds at the Dorset Cricket Centre, resulted in a win for Baden Powell & St Peter’s Middle School. The Under 13 competition used 7 centres - Gillingham Sports Centre, St Aldhelm’s and the Dorset Cricket Centre (2 sessions), were joined by Carter Community College, Avonbourne School, Parkstone Grammar and Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis. 31 teams from 23 schools set out on this journey! The final rounds were held at Canford School where Parkstone Grammar took the title, as they did at the next stage – the South and West Regional Final. That took them to the National Final at Lord’s , where they finished fourth. This was a fantastic achievement, reflecting the hard work put in by Trevor Willis and Rob Newton, and the ability of the girls to respond as the challenges grew. The Under 15 competition was held at 6 different centres – Oakmead, Ferndown Upper, The Blandford School, Avonbourne, Redlands and the Cricket Centre, which also staged the final rounds. 24 teams set out from 19 schools and ultimately a wonderfully feisty Ferndown Upper emerged victorious. Outdoors The Under 13 8 a-side softball competition, run by DSCA before the School Games arrived two years ago, when DCB took over, got into full swing across the Districts with over 20 entrants. The final rounds were held at Bryanston as part of the grand Sainsbury School Games Finals, by which time this had also become a Chance to Compete competition! Bournemouth School for Girls won, followed by Parkstone Grammar, St Michael’s Middle, Twynham, Woodroffe and then Shaftesbury. There was no doubting the interest, skill and sheer enthusiasm for the game. The Under 15s were again offered an 8 a-side Festival, sponsored in part by Active Dorset. Matches were 8 overs per side with a 5oz hard ball. Canford were splendid main hosts, providing not only 4 pitches in the morning, but food for all officials at Wimborne CC as well. Wimborne had 2 pitches and was an absolute picture. St Michael’s Middle, Colehill was to be part of the Festival, but with 10 days to go, 16 schools (18 teams) began to slide to 11, seemingly unaware of the chaos calling off was causing, and, sadly, they ceased to be a venue. Surely schools know when entries are made in March if there is a Sports Day or exams, for instance. Parkstone brought a 2nd teams to take us up to 12 teams in 2 venues. DACO provided 3 umpires, assisted by Young Umpires, whom Gill Jones had been working hard to get since late April. Work Experience boys also helped at Wimborne, along with Leaders from St Aldhelm’s. Some great games ensued throughout a long day, despite huge disparities in experience. Gillingham School took the title, with QE, Wimborne runners

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Bournemouth School for Boys - Winners of the DSCA/ESCA Under 12 Competition

Hill View Primary - Winners of the DSCA Under 11 Plate Competition

St Michael’s Middle School – Winners of the DSCA/ESCA U11 Hardball Competition

Bournemouth School for Boys - Winners of the DSCA Under 13 Competition for the Dorset M.C.C Shield

St Michael's Middle School - Yr 6 Mixed Asda Kwik Winners

Canford School- ESCA/ECB Dorset Schools Under 14 Winners

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Gillingham School- DSCA Under 15 Girls' Festival Winners

The Thomas Hardye School - ESCA/ECB Under 15 20/20 Dorset Winners

Ferndown Upper- Winners of the LT Girls Indoor U15 Competition

Baden Powell & St Peter’s Middle School - U11 Indoor Winners

U11 Indoor Winners

St Mary’s RC Middle School Girls - Year 6 Asda Kwik winners

Parkstone Grammar – Winners of the LT U13 Indoor Competition

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Officers Chairman Brian Medler – medlerbcn@aol.com - 01202692344

Vice Chairman Bill Haskell – betandbill15@gmail.com – 01202887989

Secretary Mark Charles – secretary@dorsetaco.org - 01305770594

Treasurer Steve Barrett – S.Barrett@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk - 01305257856

Appointment Secretary Brian Medler – medlerbcn@aol.com - 01202692344

Performance Officer Steve Shipcott – performance@dorsetaco.org - 01305862381

Training Officer Michael Hopkins – training@dorsetaco.org - 01202699586

Scorers’ Officer Alan Mills – a.c.millls@hotmail.co.uk - 07984668566

Committee Members Guy Austin – guyaustin@hotmail.com - 01963364339 Merrick Wilkinson – merrickwilkinson@btinternet.com - 01202894874

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DACO Chairman’s Report To provide good umpires, they need to have been through the training course that we provide in Dorset. I believe that we have the top Education team of Stan Mills, Clive Parsons, Graham Stickland, and new member Mike Hale, superbly led by Michael Hopkins our Education Officer. Michael’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, and last season he was awarded Honorary Membership of ECB ACO. Well-deserved Michael! On the subject of education, part of our philosophy is to educate as many individuals as possible because greater understanding of the Laws, improves player performance in such matters as confidence and, dare I say it, behaviour. Those umpires wishing to move from Level 1 to Level 1A in October 2014 should contact Michael as soon as possible so that they can be provided with a form on which to record and evaluate their matches this summer. In addition we ask all umpires, captains, and club officers, to keep their eyes and ears open for likely participants at Level 1 in February 2015. One final point on administrative matters is that it appears that under the new Disclosure Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) system umpires do not receive reminders before their Certificates expire. Thus, everyone should check their Certificate and apply for renewal well before the expiry date. In case anyone is in any doubt that is 3 years after the date of issue. This is shown on ‘Whostheumpire’ (WTU) and not only that but it prevents appointments’ officers from appointing someone whose certificate has expired. Please ensure your records are kept up to date by notifying the Secretary of any changes. WTU was introduced two seasons ago and it has given our Performance Officer, Steve Shipcott, added work. Steve has really proved that he was the ideal choice (volunteer) to take this job and in addition he took over some of the Secretary’s role whilst Mark Charles was in Australia visiting his family. Steve’s work for DACO is very much appreciated. Once again Mark Charles has proved to everyone, not only in Dorset but to ECB, what a good knowledge he has of cricket in our county and the requirements needed as Secretary. I know the amount of work he has to do because we talk most days of the week. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Mark’s wife, Brenda for accepting the hours of commitment he puts in. A huge thank you to all committee members for giving up their time and help for DACO. It is nice that we are able to include Geoff Lowden as a co-opted committee member and our ECB ACO Membership Services Officer (MSO), following his appointment as our Regional MSO. Next season sees a change in the format of the Dorset League. There will be 2 Premier Leagues of 8 teams, which will require 16 umpires. Dorset League 1 consists of 10 teams. As you are probably aware, finding 26 umpires every Saturday will be difficult. All Division 1 teams should contact me if they require an umpire in the next few weeks so I can establish what is required. Come on all clubs, can you each find at least one person from your members willing to become an umpire? Remember, greater understanding of the Laws can lead to improved performance on the field. 55


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 To all umpires who helped in Dorset last year, I thank you all very much. Every League Match had 2 umpires last season. I sincerely hope for the same this season. On the subject of umpires, Stan Mills has decided to hang up his boots after many years of service to DACO, not only on the field, but also in Education and Assessment. As a result he was awarded Honorary Membership of DACO at the AGM in December. He will be presented with a certificate in 2014. The Fair Play award for 2013 went to Swanage. We congratulate them on this achievement. There are a few Law amendments for next season and so a meeting for Umpires & Captains meeting at The Leaze, Wimborne C.C. on 7th April 2014, starting at 7.30pm. The amendments will be on show, and with Michael Hopkins and Steve Shipcott will give presentations and be ready to answer questions. Once again, thank you all, and I look forward to seeing you on April 7th. Brian Medler

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Disabled Cricket Club Report Back to Directory After six practice sessions at Lytchett, we started the season with our annual first indoor matches for England. Seven of our players took part. Our first was at Lords on the 11 March, with five of our players playing in the morning game. England batted first and made 90 for 6 in their 20 overs. Wales got the runs required in 12 overs, making 92 for 4. In the afternoon game England made 107 for 9 in their 20 overs and then restricted Wales to 101 for 6. Therefore England won by 6 runs, so that made it one game all on the day. We moved on to Old Trafford on the 21st April for the A team games in the morning game, England batted first and made 97 for 7 in their 20 overs. Wales replied with 100 for 6 in 13 overs. In the afternoon game Wales batted first, making 97 for 8 in 20 overs. England then batted and made steady progress to reach the target with one over to spare, finishing on 100 for 5. Our outdoor season started at home to Somerset on the 12 May at Dorchester Recreation Ground. Dorset won the toss and elected to bat, and they made 72 all out in 30 overs, with Tom Best top scoring with 26 and Nick Green making 14. Paul Lewis of Somerset took an amazing 6 for 18 in 6.3 overs. When Somerset batted, they got the runs in 18 overs, losing only one wicket in the process. In June, we all went to the Isle of Wight to play them in a friendly. Isle of Wight batted first and made 315 for 2 in 40 overs, with Michael Chant taking one wicket for 73 runs in 8 overs. The Island team was their hardball team, which was a lot stronger than us, with four different players making over 50. In reply, we only made 35 for 8 in 13 overs. Top scorer was 13 years old Gregory Curtis with 6 runs. A. Bell 3 for 13 in 4 overs and Z Lack 2 for 5 in 3 overs. Overall, it was a good day out! Our third game of the season was home to Hampshire at Dorchester on 9 June. It was our most memorable game ever. Dorset batting first, made a slow start, losing our first two wickets for 7. Then Tom Best came in with Steve Wiltshire and they had a stand of 131 runs. Steve Wiltshire was out for 76 runs. Tom was going well, with a useful contribution of 14 from Gregory Curtis. They took the score to 209 before he lost his wicket, Tom Best carried on, and at 169, he was asked to retire. When we got to 38 overs, we declared on 303 for 8, our highest batting score ever. When Hampshire batted, apart from a score of 57 from Martin Aylesbury and 25 from A Bicknall, our bowling kept the score down. In the end, Hampshire were all out for 187 in 32 overs. Gregory Curtis took 3 for 37 in 5 overs and Josh Courtney 2 for 11 in 5.2 overs. Therefore, we got our first win ever over a county side in 20 years of playing on July 7. Our next match against Hertfordshire was postponed because Herts were not able to raise a side due to a bereavement. On 14 July, we went to play Hampshire away at the Compton and Eastleigh Ground. Hampshire won the toss, batted first and made 140 all out in 31 overs, with Geoff Thrower top scoring for Hampshire with 36. For Dorset, Julian Pilditch took 2 for 28 in 5 overs, Josh Courtney 2 for 17 in 6 overs and Jack Watkins 2 for 6 in 5.3 overs. In reply, Dorset made 109 for 7 in 40 overs, thus losing by 31 runs. That was due mainly to their bowlers bowling balls we could not reach and not being picked up by the umpires. On the 21 July, we travelled to Newport to play Wales in the return fixture from Lords. In the morning match, England batted first and made 120 for 5 in their 20 overs. Wales, in reply, were all

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ECB Captains Report 2013, my first year of Captaincy, was a year of growth and so much promise - old blood, new blood and some expectancy of great things. However, 2013 was always in my mind going to be a fact finding year, integrating new players in to the ECB X1 and allowing them the time to acclimatise to the higher standard than that of the SCC. That is not, of course, by any means slighting the standard of the SCC, but it is a step further, and those who enjoyed outings with the ECB X1 did find this to be true. With the new committee formed and a new sense of direction, we felt that we could quite easily qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. Unfortunately, for various reasons, this was not to be. Firstly, the new rules for eligibility in the SCC dictated that no persons having represented the County at ECB for more than 3 matches could play. That was an unfortunate new rule brought about by other counties playing too many “first teamers”, and so, with few members, the side had to be juggled around. This was not because we did not have the numbers, it was more that not everyone could play on a regular basis and we all know that at our age, injuries occur on a regular basis and we do not heal within a few days anymore: more like months!! This sounds like excuses, which we all look to find when things do not go our way. They are true and are coupled with the inconsistency with our bowling in not hitting the right areas and those of us that batted, making 30s and 40s and not taking the innings on. Standards that will need to improve in 2014! We started the season with friendlies against Surrey and Berkshire which we won on both occasions, (a first, I am led to believe) promoting a great start. Our first ECB match against the IOW brought an emphatic victory on a dark and damp day. Things were looking very good. The Channel Islands away, always a difficult trip, was our first defeat. One or two dubious decisions and poor overall quality led to our downfall. However, the one thing that had become evident was the camaraderie between the players. We had begun the structure of being a club. Further defeats followed with a loss away at Devon when we really should have won, but Wiltshire was a close run thing with a very difficult last over situation that we were on the wrong side of - extremely disappointing to lose a game in which the outcome was really out of our hands. Somerset yet again beat us. We gave them too good a start and basically put the game beyond ourselves very early on, although the final effort was admirable. Hampshire, who made this year’s semi-final and is a team doing well on the back of rebuilding over the last few years and now gelling, gave us a thrashing. Our final ECB match away in Cornwall eventually demonstrated that we can play when under pressure, and we had an emphatic 9 wicket win in a high scoring game. What has pleased me most is the “family” attitude we have - the fantastic spirit not only on the field but evident at all times off. We certainly need congratulating on this, a team must be a team. My personal thanks to Bradders for his support as Vice-Captain. He has worked his socks of this year for the benefit of Dorset 50+ and I would hate to pay his phone bills!! My thanks also go to the committee for their support and of course to all those that have played, I have so enjoyed the season, even with the results, as I can only see things improving. With even more new players

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Southern Counties Senior Championship 2013 The SCSC was set up to give the opportunity for those who have not quite yet reached fifty but are and also club members who are not regular players in the ECB 50+ team, so they can enjoy a high standard of competitive cricket on good grounds. For the 2013 season, Dorset, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Bedfordshire and Hampshire all entered teams, which produced a fixture list of ten matches. Once again the Dorset team managed to be competitive and prove that we could beat any team which respected and adhered to the spirit of the competition. The season opened with a good rain affected win against Sussex. Unlike 2012, this proved the only wet match and we managed to complete all fixtures except for the home match against Hertfordshire which was scratched. Once again I owe a great debt of gratitude to Ian Bradley for co-ordinating availability and juggling the ECB requirements and it is a great credit to him that we turned up at all the matches with 11 fit players, and, on the majority of occasions with a 12th man. I was worried at the start of the season as to how strong the batting would be, bearing in mind that three of the top order batsman from 2012 had moved onto the ECB side. My fears were groundless as Andy Jarvis, David Porter and Barry Lewis all contributed well with the bat. Andy Jarvis provided stability and a couple of notable innings, as did Simon Leadbeater, John Young and Ian Paulley who proved on more than one occasion that he could change the outcome of a match in a short space of time. As with the batting, I needn’t have worried about the bowling, with Dave Ballam being the season’s main wicket taker and he was ably supported in doing the donkey work by Graham Puckett, Mark Allen, Dave Humphreys, Stuart Nye, John Reid and the evergreen Bobby Paul. Phil Quinn and Roger Wilcox also deserve a mention for their efforts. The fielding again was of a high standard with Andy Jarvis proving his fitness as a boundary rider. The wicket keeping duties were split between Mark Cording and Dave Pennell, both of whom not only performed well behind the stumps, but also with the bat. I would like to thank all the 27 players who represented the club during the year for their support, and it does them credit that they not only produced some outstanding performances with bat and 61


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If so, then please see below for the relevant contact to you:

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Bournemouth Evening League Report The Appendix of clubs who have been members of the BECL, formally known as the Bournemouth Business House League since 1949, prompted this look at how we have evolved in the intervening sixty-five years. The list is a microcosm of the changing face of business and commerce in that time. Some big players have come - and gone! HARTWELLS were big Rootes motor dealers in Holdenhurst Rd, and had the distinction of having Wally Scott on their staff, the first player to score a century in 1951 and then in 1959 taking nine wickets against Thunder & Clayden. He would have had all ten, if slip had held onto a catch. Rumour has it that Wally didn’t speak to the offender for weeks! However on 5th May 1960 he played in what must rate as the most extraordinary match in history. Hartwells were riding high in Division One but were bowled out for 22 by Aish who were very much ‘also rans’. Barry Martin took 6 for 2 including a hat-trick. They were however dismissed for just 10 with one batsman retired hurt - and it was Wally who did the damage with 6 for 6, including a hat-trick! Twenty wickets had fallen for just thirty-two runs. There can be very few cases, if any, of two hat-tricks in the same game by players on opposite sides. However even he was upstaged the year before by Ted Wimbolt and Dave Barrett playing for Hadens, who bowled out Bourne Radio for 2. Ted took five of them! A target of 69 to win was beyond them. The first twenty years of League history was dominated by three clubs - HARTWELLS, BOURNEMOUTH ECHO, and KENNEDYS the builders merchants who had a big outlet right opposite the entrance to Bournemouth Railway station before moving to Wyndham Rd. In the Summer, Kennedys recruited a number of prominent AFCB footballers as storemen, drivers, and sales staff and David Stocks was the season’s top scorer in 1968 with an unbeaten 74 against Bobbys, the large department store that is now Debenhams! Two of the early teams are worthy of a mention. Malmesbury & Parsons were a big chain of dairies until they were bought out by Unigate who are now part of Dairy Crest PLC. When AFCB got to the sixth round of the F.A.Cup in 1957 they bedecked all their milk bottle tops with Cherries logos! Man U won 2-1 thanks to a highly contentious penalty. BEALES and their sister store Bealesons on Commercial Rd, Bournemouth which is now M & S. boasted separate teams in 1949 before combining forces ten years later. They went out of the League at the end of 1969 as did Hartwells, Greens the family bakers, Drewitt the builders, English the motor dealers, and Belbens. Membership of the League which had been twenty in 1960 was now decimated to fourteen - two divisions, but only just. Why the decline? Probably two reasons. Firstly the League rule stipulating that all staff members had to work out of one site, and secondly players being allowed to bowl right through an innings. And so at the Annual General Meeting in 1971, the League bit the bullet and allowed players to come from any number of sites providing they worked for the same organisation, and bowlers were now restricted to a maximum of three overs. This prompted LLOYDS BANK to join Barclays, Nat West, and Midland in what was now known as the BOURNEMOUTH EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE, and they were joined by Bournemouth Fire Brigade, Bournemouth NALGO, Grange SRDE, Loewy Robertson - later to become Davy McKee - and Shand Kydd.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 By 1984 the B.E.C.L. had expanded to such an extent that there were now thirty-one clubs in membership. Frizzells who came into the League in 1973 even had two teams! Nobody minded playing two matches a week. In fact they expected it. Inevitably there were some losses and gains. Bournemouth Fire Brigade pulled out in 1975, SRDE in 1977, and sadly Kennedys at the end of 1979 champions of Division One seven times and Clegg Cup winners in ten. Shand Kydd followed in 1980 when they closed down their prestigious wallpaper factory at Somerford. Their places however were taken by CBBEA (1975), Abbey Life (1977) and Pedagogues (1979). CBBEA and PEDAGOGUES are still members. However it couldn’t last and thus began a steady decline. The ECHO called it a day at the end of 1984. A once successful team who won both Division One and the Clegg Cup a number of times they were now plying their trade in Division Three, and ageing fast. EDWARD WEBSTER who started out in 1956 and manufactured cosmetic casings for Max Factor went by the wayside the following year and they had an even more distinguished record than the Echo! 1990 opened with twenty-seven members. It was however the death of Bill Jacobs on 3rd June after a long battle with cancer that rocked everybody. He had been Treasurer for the old Business Houses League since 1966 and had put in twenty four years of dedicated service. Only a few weeks before he was propped up in bed still doing the B.E.C.L. accounts. Bournemouth Crematorium was packed out with friends and former colleagues paying their last respects, and rightly so. In the next decade we were to lose Nat West and Davy McKee in 1991, Barclays (1992), Southernprint (1993) - they had been part of the B.E.C.L.since 1973, and DeVilbiss in 1997, and they had been around since 1966! However we acquired the prestigious SUNSEEKERS (1991-2003) and ROYAL MAIL (1991-2000). The latter were very successful for a lot of the time in the top division, and Sunseekers were good enough to have played in all three. We woke up in 1999 to realise that we’d been around for fifty years. Rex Holyoake who was then President suggested that a handbook be produced to mark the occasion. Previously, each club had a list of club contacts and fixtures. Quite a few clubs produced potted histories, and looking back it makes an interesting read even if it was done in haste. Since 2000 we have had all the Cup Finals at Dean Park thanks to the good offices of John Fazackerley who managed and prepared the ground so well until his retirement in 2008, and in 2009 we staged the first of our President v. Chairman’s matches where every club is asked to nominate at least one representative. And to celebrate sixty years we held a dinner at the Marsham Court Hotel where Henry Olonga charmed us in word and song. It was a wonderful evening for all who took time out to attend. All our Cup Finals at Dean Park have attracted sponsors and these have been vital to the continuance of the League. J.P.Morgan, CBBEA, Pedagogues and Lloyds B.G. have all celebrated jubilees of various lengths with celebratory matches, and on 26th July 2013 Lex entertained College, both having joined the B.E.C.L.in 1989. This year Portchester celebrate thirty years with us. May it be a memorable year for them. I am sure everyone in the B.E.C.L. hopes to take the field at Dean Park because they are gracing an arena that for over a hundred years has seen great players entertain thousands - W.G.Grace, Phil Mead, Derek Shackleton, Richards & Greenidge, Malcolm Marshall, David Gower, the list is endless. All our matches there have been memorable in one way or another. Two stand out in my memory the 2003 COCKS CUP match against Lex when TEACHERS had reached 90 coming to the last over and needed sixteen runs to win. Incredible running by the two Steves, Laird & Davis got fifteen of them. 67


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 The scores ended level but Teachers won having lost two wickets to three - and Steve Laird made all but one of them in his 18! The second was a blistering display by WINTON SPORTS who put Abbey UISL to the sword thanks to a third wicket stand of 141 between Elliot Brookes and Dan Baguley. Baguley ended unbeaten on 54 but Brookes reached 102 with a six off the final ball, which missed the President Peter Braim’s car with its resplendent personalised number plate by a whisker. Chasing 181 Abbey were blown away for 75 with Lee Garrett taking 4 for 15. These Twenty20 matches always get the adrenalin going! Lastly we pay tribute to all our life members who at various times have put in the hard graft helping to make sure the League runs smoothly off the field, none more so than Ted Winbolt, player with Hadens since 1952 and League Secretary from 1962 to 1976. Fast approaching 90 years young he is well and truly the doyen of the establishment. The future? Who knows, but we’re still here, the only League left in Bournemouth. Long may it continue.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 The Ranston Evening League The Ranston Evening League is a 20-over cricket competition, with games played on Wednesday evenings. Based in North Dorset it features sides from the Blandford, Shaftesbury and Gillingham areas, with both a League and Knockout-Cup format. The standard is competitive but friendly, with most teams fielding sides that are suitable for a range of playing abilities -from regular weekend league cricketers to stronger junior players looking to try adult cricket or adults who just want to play a short format of the game. In 2013, the League was won by Buckhorn Weston, while Shillingstone were victorious in the Knockout-Cup. Clubs interested in entering a side should contact Colin Moore (colin@stalbridgecc.co.uk)

RANSTON EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE SEASON 2013 Final Tables DIVISION ONE Teams

Pld

Won

Lost

N/Res

Runs

Wkts

R/Rate

Pts

Buckhorn Weston

8

5

1

2

649

25

25.96

12

Shillingstone

8

5

1

2

855

34

25.15

12

Pimperne

8

2

4

2

731

33

22.15

6

Gillingham

8

3

5

0

774

53

14.60

6

Shaftesbury A

8

1

5

2

619

43

14.40

3

Pld

Won

Lost

N/Res

Runs

Wkts

R/Rate

Pts

Donhead

8

5

0

3

269

5

53.80

13

Blandford Rugby Club

8

5

1

2

412

17

24.24

12

North Dorset Rugby Club

8

3

4

1

261

15

17.40

5

Shaftesbury B

8

2

6

0

136

5

27.20

-1

Marnhull

8

1

5

2

0

0

0.00

-1

DIVISION TWO Teams

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Officers Chairman J. Ridout ‘Westering’, Giddylake, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2QU Telephone: 01202 888298 Fax: 01202 786601 Email: j.ridout2014@yahoo.co.uk Vice Chairman Phil Drake Email: Sandra@dorset364.plus.com Treasurer J. Ridout (as above) Secretary A. Graham 27 Marchwood Road, East Howe, Bournemouth, BH10 5LA. Telephone: 01202 580225 Results Secretary A. Graham (as above) Fixture Secretary G. Vincent 53 Canford View Drive, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2UW Telephone: 01202 882390

Committee Phil Calcott; phil.c@timyworld.co.uk Rob Norton; robnorton@thedorsetretreat.co.uk Cooper Payne; payneavalon@aol.com Stuart Platts; stuart.platts@openreach.co.uk Tony Robinson; tyronerobinson@hotmail.co.uk Nigel Stannard; nigel.stannard@talktalk.net David Trotter; d.trotter@dorsetcc.gov.uk

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League Secretary’s Report A year that started with quite a ‘lively’ 2012 AGM, turned out to be a very busy 12 months, both on and off the field! Hopefully, in both cases it will prove to be for the right reasons. Certainly, on the field, the weather meant that we played more cricket than in recent years, and considerably more than in 2012. Off the field, there has been the need for many more meetings than is the norm, due to the planned restructuring of our Leagues, together with a revision of the Playing Conditions. It is my sincere hope is that we will now witness the culmination of this hard work, leading to a brighter future for Dorset League cricket. I will deal with on field matters first, and would like to congratulate all League winners, whilst commiserating with those which finished at the wrong end of their League table. Unlike recent seasons, the Premier Division was dominated by one team from the start, with Parley claiming their third title in 5 seasons. Special mention must be made of runners-up Ferndown Wayfarers, whose hard work with their youth section is now bringing its rewards. It was an unhappy summer for the two leading West Dorset clubs, Dorchester and Weymouth, who occupied the bottom two places, although Winton’s subsequent move to the Hampshire Leagues means that the latter will maintain their top flight status. Sherborne showed their determination to regain former glories, comfortably topping Division 1. Last season’s play-off losers, Bere Regis, again occupied the runners-up position. The most keenly contested Division was Division 2, where ‘Team of the Year’, Christchurch, overtook Shillingstone on a dramatic last Saturday. Division 3 was West Dorset dominated, with their clubs occupying the top 4 positions. Cerne Valley came out on top, closely followed by Cattistock. Comfortably the biggest winning margin was achieved by Wareham, in Division 4, 67 points clear of runners-up, Bridport. Division 5 South & East saw 3 strong sides which could all cope at a higher level, particularly the champions, Sturminster Marshall, who were pushed all the way by Swanage 2nds and Lytchett. In the North & West version of this Division, Shillingstone’s 2nd team went one better than their Firsts. Finally, in Division 6, it was newcomers, Chalke Valley, with their lovely setting and facilities, who enjoyed success in their first venture in Dorset cricket. The Sunday Leagues are becoming more and more village dominated, as illustrated in the top Division, where runners-up, Dewlish, were headed by the new Champions, Fovant. Portland RT achieved the remarkable playing record of P18 W18, which naturally left the remaining sides in Division 2 to compete in a League of their own, resulting in Broadstone claiming the other promotion place. Parley’s Sunday team emulated their Saturday 1st XI, on this occasion, by finishing top of Division 3. Studland can at last start climbing the Leagues again, due to their triumph in Division 4. It is pleasing to report an improvement in discipline this season. Only 1 ban was imposed, under the new Disciplinary procedures, and no Disciplinary meetings needed to be held. Long may this continue, and it will certainly be helped if clubs follow the example of Shaftesbury and Corfe Mullen this summer, by imposing their own sanctions and dealing with the matter ‘in house’. Off the field, there are many people to thank for their enormous contribution to Dorset League cricket. Firstly, to all umpires and members of the DACO committee, in particular Brian Medler, Mark Charles and Steve Shipcott. I have endeavoured to build up a relationship with the DACO committee, despite other commitments preventing me attending most of their meetings, and one of the priorities of the new League Management Committee will be to develop and increase both the quality and quantity of the officiating in our Leagues.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Our sponsors are crucial to the smooth operation of our Leagues, and we are very grateful for the support that both Dorset Funeral Plan and Longham Garden Machinery provide. DFP also went a long way to ensuring a successful Presentation Evening. Although this AGM is essentially about League cricket, it must not be forgotten that the title of our Association is ‘Dorset Cricket League & Associates’. So many people put in hours and hours of hard work to ensure that cricket is played in Dorset. To them all, I would like to say a big thank you, on behalf of all cricketers in Dorset. Finally, but by no means least, thanks to all committee members, both those who served in recent years and the ‘new blood’ which has joined me in the quest to improve Dorset League cricket. Special thanks to John Ridout and Keith Brewer, for being patient with my never-ending emails, and providing the necessary wisdom in response to them. I must also thank my predecessor, Mike Williams, both for his incredible contribution over the last 9 years and for helping with my transition into the role of League Secretary. Now we must look forward, and for Dorset League Cricket to rise from perceived ‘doldrums’ the League Management Committee and the clubs must work together. To this end, I request your assistance in the following matters:Club Data Forms Please return these as soon as your AGM has confirmed the officers of your club, as it is vital we can contact the relevant people. If you notice that any details on the Dorset Cricket Board website are incorrect, please advise me straight away. REVISED PLAYING CONDITIONS AND LEAGUE STRUCTURE As with any changes, not everybody will agree with all the amendments and additions, but the League Management Committee is confident that they will enhance the playing of cricket in Dorset, at all levels. I will welcome any ‘constructive’ comments, during the 2014 season, but please bear in mind that we must get the whole of Dorset League cricket right, not just what is best for your club. I think it is important, at this stage, to confirm how the criteria for Premier 1 and 2 will be implemented. For those eligible to participate through playing ability in 2014, we require all the criteria to be in place by the start of the season. Obviously, this requires a certain amount of trust, as it would be too late to amend the fixture list at that stage, should a team not comply. However, any team in Premier 1 and 2 which is not meeting the relevant criteria by 31st August, will automatically be relegated (or denied promotion) to the appropriate level for 2015, regardless of their finishing position. This procedure will then be followed in future seasons. Can I end this report by thanking in particular the officers of all our clubs. In this world of never ending legislation and administrative demands, it does take a considerable amount of time and effort to run a cricket club efficiently, but without you we wouldn’t be able to play this great game of ours. Alan Graham DCL Secretary

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Funeral Plan Saturday League Tables

Premier League Played Won Lost

No Result

Points

Parley

18

15

1

2

313

Ferndown Wayfarers+

18

12

3

2

278

Poole Town+

18

8

7

2

245

Broadstone

18

9

7

2

243

Wimborne & Colehill

18

7

9

2

217

Stalbridge

18

8

8

2

211

Swanage

18

6

10

2

185

Winton**/~~

18

6

10

2

180

Weymouth**

18

4

12

2

171

Dorchester*

18

4

12

2

152

*20 points deducted for scratched match **5 points deducted for 2 late scoresheets ~~5 points deducted for failure to supply non-playing scorer on 2 occasions + includes 5 points for a tied match

Division One Played Won Lost

No Result

Points

Sherborne

18

14

2

2

288

Bere Regis

18

11

4

3

258

Wimborne & Colehill 2nds

18

11

5

2

253

Martinstown

18

9

6

3

232

Broadstone 2nds

18

6

10

2

200

Shroton

18

6

9

3

190

Blandford##

18

7

8

3

184

Hamworthy Recreation

18

6

8

4

176

Corfe Mullen

18

4

12

2

163

Marnhull

18

2

12

4

138

##5 points deducted for 2 late umpire reports

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Division Two Played Won Lost

No Result

Points

Christchurch

18

15

1

2

309

Shillingstone

18

15

1

2

307

Witchampton

18

9

6

3

242

Compton House

18

7

8

3

223

Poole Town 2nds

18

8

8

2

222

Cranborne

18

8

8

2

210

Branksome & Parkstone//

18

10

6

2

197

Beaminster*

18

3

13

2

129

Bournemouth

18

2

14

2

124

Winton 2nds***/**

18

2

14

2

31

***60 points deducted for 2 scratched matches *20 points deducted for scratched match //48 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player **5 points deducted for 2 late scoresheets

Division Three Played

Won

Lost

No Result

Points

Cerne Valley

18

13

3

2

293

Cattistock

18

13

2

3

285

Portland RT

18

11

3

4

258

Dorchester 2nds

18

9

7

2

232

Stalbridge 2nds

18

7

8

3

200

Weymouth 2nds

18

5

11

2

193

Ferndown Wayfarers 2nds

18

5

11

2

184

Parley 2nds

18

5

11

2

178

Wimborne & Colehill 3rds

18

5

9

4

167

Broadstone 3rds

18

4

12

2

159

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Division Four Played

Won Lost

No Result

Points

Wareham

16

13

1

2

280

Bridport

16

9

4

3

213

Pimperne

16

7

7

2

185

Hamworthy Recreation 2nds+

16

5

8

2

173

Kingston Lacy+

16

5

8

2

171

Christchurch 2nds

16

6

6

4

167

Poole Town 3rds

16

5

8

3

166

Sherborne 2nds

16

5

8

3

155

Blandford 2nds

16

4

9

3

141

+Includes 5 points for a tied match Weymouth Longshots have withdrawn

Division Five South and East Played

Won Lost

No Result

Points

Sturminster Marshall

18

16

2

-

329

Swanage 2nds+

18

14

3

-

301

Lytchett

18

14

3

1

299

Sturminster & Hinton

18

10

7

1

225

Corfe Mullen 2nds

18

9

7

2

222

Broadstone 4ths*

18

8

8

2

187

Wimborne & Colehill 4ths

18

3

13

2

139

Witchampton 2nds

18

3

13

2

124

Branksome & Parkstone 2nds+*

18

4

12

1

116

Blandford 3rds***

18

2

15

1

8

+Includes 5 points for a tied match *20 points deducted for scratched matches ***60 points deducted for 2 scratched matches

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Division Five North and West Played

Won

Lost

No Results

Points

Shillingstone 2nds

14

10

3

1

211

Crewkerne

14

9

2

3

204

Abbotsbury

14

9

3

2

194

Portland RT 2nds

14

6

5

3

166

Cerne Valley 2nds

14

4

8

2

140

Bradford Abbas

14

4

8

2

132

Martinstown 2nds

14

3

10

1

116

Marnhull 2nds*

14

3

9

2

84

Played

Won

Chalke Valley

18

14

2

2

298

Charlton Down

18

13

3

2

291

Puddletown**

18

12

4

2

252

Poole Town 4ths

18

9

7

2

212

Shaftesbury*

18

10

6

2

209

Winfrith Newburgh

18

8

8

2

200

Crewkerne 2nds

18

7

9

2

197

Bere Regis 2nds*

18

4

12

2

123

Stalbridge 3rds

18

2

14

2

108

Beaminster 2nds***

18

1

15

2

32

* 20 points deducted for scratched match Dorchester 3rds have withdrawn

Division Six

***60 points deducted for 2 scratched matches *20 points deducted for scratched match **5 points deducted for 2 late scoresheets

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Won

Lost No Result Points

Fovant+

16

13

1

1

274

Dewlish\\

16

10

6

-

229

St Georges+

16

8

7

-

208

Winton//*****

16

10

4

2

199

Swanage

16

7

7

2

193

Corfe Mullen

16

6

10

-

186

Shillingstone

16

6

10

2

182

Ferndown Wayfarers

16

2

14

-

128

Cranborne***

16

4

9

3

73

Christchurch have withdrawn from the League ***60 points deducted for 2 scratched matches //20 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player *****20 points deducted for 5 late scoresheets \\ 5 points deducted for 2 late results +Includes 5 points for a tied match

Division Two Played

Won Lost

No Result

Points

-

348

Portland RT

18

18

0

Broadstone

18

11

7

Bournemouth

18

12

5

1

269

Sherborne

18

12

4

2

268

Ashmore

18

8

8

2

234

Old Blandfordians

18

7

9

2

207

Ferndown Wayfarers 2nds*

18

6

12

Bradford Abbas

18

4

12

2

146

Iwerne & Fontmell**

18

4

13

1

136

Bere Regis

18

2

14

2

120

*20 points deducted for scratched match **5 points deducted for 2 late scoresheets

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Division Three Played

Won

Lost

No Result

Points

Parley

16

11

3

2

251

Sturminster & Hinton+

16

10

4

1

236

Stalbridge++

16

8

4

2

227

Swanage 2nds+

16

8

6

1

213

Witchampton

16

7

9

Winton 2nds

16

6

9

Pokesdown Willows

16

6

10

Blandford Nomads

16

6

9

1

170

Symene

16

3

11

2

128

Played

Won

Lost

No Result

Points

Studland

12

9

1

2

180

Charlton Down

12

8

3

1

173

Old Bournemouthians

12

8

3

1

173

Portland RT 2nds

12

7

4

1

165

Shillingstone 2nds

12

3

9

-

104

Broadstone 2nds*

12

3

9

-

95

Cheselbourne

12

1

10

1

75

192 1

185 181

+Includes 5 points per tied match

Division Four

*20 points deducted for scratched match

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Dorset Funeral Plan Saturday League Averages Back to Directory Premier League Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

M. Morley

Parley

17

4

T .Jacques

Parley

13

2

1026

143

78.92

613

147*

55.73

B. Bridgen

Wimborne & Colehill

12

0

646

142

53.83

S.Collins

Parley

17

4

630

127*

48.46

B. Lawes

Weymouth

7

1

285

92

47.50

S. Sweatman

Stalbridge

15

1

652

121

46.57

R. Embalagama

Parley

12

2

448

114

44.8

R.Burfitt

Stalbridge

8

1

277

81

39.57

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

17

3

561

91*

37.4

I Booth

Swanage

16

1

515

101*

34.3

J Raftery

Ferndown Wayfarers

15

3

401

89*

33.42

M Salmon

Swanage

9

1

267

102*

33.4

D Elsworthy

Ferndown Wayfarers

16

0

524

87

32.75

P. Russell

Broadstone

13

1

387

77

32.25

B. Alam

Poole Town

15

0

482

102

32.13

W. Mckay

Weymouth

13

3

310

58

31.00

C. Quinn

Poole Town

13

1

371

103

30.92

S. Thomson

Parley

12

5

204

48

29.14

D. Miller

Poole Town

14

6

233

46 n.o.

29.13

A. Collison

Wimborne & Colehill

14

0

397

70

28.36

L Dunham

Ferndown Wayfarers

14

0

396

67

28.29

S. Hatton

Broadstone

8

1

194

75no

27.71

B. Surridge

Poole Town

15

0

409

85

27.27

M. Lawes

Weymouth

12

4

216

42*

27.00

D. Janaway

Weymouth

12

0

319

73

26.58

S. Trembath

Broadstone

11

3

207

66no

25.88

Premier League Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

D Miller

Poole Town

19

7

TOTAL 26

M. Swindlehurst

Broadstone

14

5

19

T.Jacques

Parley

13

6

19

J. Miller

Wimborne & Colehill

12

5

17

L Kirby

Swanage

12

3

15

C. Hedges

Stalbridge

8

4

12

M Rose

Ferndown Wayfarers

9

2

11

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CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

137.3

27

474

47

10.09

J. Wilson

Poole Town

60.2

13

200

18

11.11

M. Kitson

Wimborne & Colehill

44.3

7

185

15

12.33

G. Parsons

Broadstone

143.1

25

426

30

14.2

J. Rimmer

Broadstone

82.3

20

302

21

14.38

S.Thomson

Parley

161.2

31

469

32

14.66

B. Bridgen

Wimborne & Colehill

64.3

7

253

17

14.88

D. Gunawardana

Poole Town

115.2

13

434

28

15.50

D.Clutterbuck

Parley

108

11

407

24

16.96

J.Hicks

Parley

72.5

8

276

16

17.25

R Norman

Swanage

116

13

410

23

17.8

A. Collison

Wimborne & Colehill

118

9

501

28

17.89

B. Lawes

Weymouth

47.3

1

224

12

18.7

H. Tucker

Weymouth

71

7

382

20

19.1

O.Green

Parley

102.5

16

386

20

19.3

M. Chant

Stalbridge

73.1

7

294

15

19.6

Premier League Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

M. Holm

Broadstone

12

M.Morley

Parley

10

J. Brown

Broadstone

9

S.Collins

Parley

9

G. Cole

Wimborne & Colehill

8

D Elsworthy

Ferndown Wayfarers

8

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

8

M Salmon

Swanage

8

J. Rimmer

Broadstone

7

81

ER 3.45 3.32 4.18 2.98 3.67 2.91 3.93 3.77 3.77 3.81 3.53 4.25 4.74 5.38 3.77 4.02


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 1 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

A White

Blandford

14

5

634

141

70.44

D.Griffiths

Bere Regis

14

4

651

103*

65.1

M.Avery

Hamworthy

6

3

164

59*

54.67

M. Pike

Shroton

11

2

579

105

52.63

M Shepherd

Blandford

7

1

310

115

51.67

S. Leadbeater

Broadstone 2s

13

3

417

90*

41.7

D. Herbert

Martinstown

11

0

455

118

41.36

A Williams

Marnhull

12

0

480

135

40

M. Doble

Shroton

14

1

511

74

36.5

L. Hanratty

Broadstone 2s

13

1

403

74

33.58

P.Macklin

Bere Regis

17

5

401

113*

33.42

C. Randall

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

15

1

459

97

32.79

M. Lock

Sherborne

7

0

220

96

31.43

H. Leadbeater

Broadstone 2s

4

0

121

64

30.25

R.Cole

Bere Regis

13

0

393

71

30.23

D. Dancer

Martinstown

14

0

421

95

30.07

K. Hall

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

14

3

329

37

29.91

S. Mills

Hamworthy

15

1

411

109*

29.36

B. Ratcliffe

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

13

2

319

39

29

R. Dishington

Hamworthy

6

2

115

32*

28.75

J.Hanratty

Broadstone 2s

8

0

224

83

28

S. Kershaw

Martinstown

14

1

363

68

27.92

J. Laird

Sherborne

13

1

334

65

27.83

E. Nichols

Martinstown

13

0

354

116

27.23

S. Stroud

Hamworthy

13

2

283

60*

25.73

N. Walpole

Corfe Mullen

11

1

257

76

25.7

Division 1 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

R. Carter

Sherborne

9

7

16

S. Hewitt

Bere Regis

12

3

15

P Hoar

Corfe Mullen

10

4

14

T Haines

Blandford

8

2

10

G.Smart

Shroton

7

1

8

S. Mills

Hamworthy

6

2

8

M. Rogers

Broadstone 2s

6

1

7

82


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 1 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

C. Dunk

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

31.2

6

121

14

8.64

A. Nurton

Sherborne

143.5

37

385

44

8.75

N Stannard

Corfe Mullen

55.5

8

197

17

11.59

M. Avery

Hamworthy

55

6

183

15

12.20

S. Nye

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

118.9

21

393

31

12.68

P. Macklin

Bere Regis

131

31

357

28

12.75

M Bray

Corfe Mullen

58

7

194

15

12.93

L. Banfield

Martinstown

106.3

20

379

28

13.54

N. Tape

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

106.1

19

345

25

13.8

D. Griffiths

Bere Regis

84.5

12

332

24

13.83

R. Chase

Martinstown

48

4

159

11

14.45

B. Ratcliffe

Wimborne & Colehill 2s

128.3

29

396

27

14.67

P. Hancock

Sherborne

106.5

19

295

20

14.75

T. Goodhew

Bere Regis

108.2

18

415

28

14.82

D. Barnstable

Sherborne

62.5

9

258

17

15.18

M. Fisher

Hamworthy

120.2

25

336

22

15.27

T. Durston

Sherborne

132.2

18

459

30

15.3

M. Smith

Broadstone 2s

46

13

172

11

15.64

Division 1 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

N Walpole

Corfe Mullen

11

A White

Blandford

8

D Baker

Blandford

8

I. Griffiths

Broadstone 2s

8

D.Griffiths

Bere Regis

8

P. Macklin

Bere Regis

8

M.Hewitt

Shroton

8

N Stannard

Corfe Mullen

8

M.Doble

Shroton

7

S. Stroud

Hamworthy

7

S. Pulling

Sherborne

7

83

ER 3.88 2.68 3.55 3.33 3.31 2.73 3.34 3.57 3.25 3.93 3.31 3.09 2.77 3.84 4.13 2.80 3.47 3.74


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 2 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

A. Croker

Witchampton

14

4

526

89*

52.6

J.Weldon

Shillingstone

15

3

594

164

49.5

J.Hardy

Branksome & Parkstone

15

3

578

145

48.17

F Everitt

Beaminster

6

0

269

73

44.8

S Jones

Beaminster

14

1

566

103

43.5

G. Harvey

Christchurch

8

2

258

71

43

J. Adams

Christchurch

14

3

446

78

40.55

G.Wayman

Shillingstone

10

0

405

166

40.5

P. Park

Cranborne

15

1

540

110

38.57

G. Williams

Christchurch

10

3

242

56*

34.57

M. Huntley

Branksome & Parkstone

14

0

474

67

33.86

D. Coy

Cranborne

11

0

370

84

33.63

O. Hand

Cranborne

11

1

325

121

32.5

C.Cole

Shillingstone

13

1

387

200*

32.25

R.Haycock

Shillingstone

15

4

338

99*

30.73

I.Paulley

Shillingstone

9

1

232

98

29

N. Mason

Branksome & Parkstone

13

1

328

97*

27.33

M. Bowles

Witchampton

11

2

246

71

27.33

B. Rayner

Christchurch

9

2

174

82*

24.86

N.Marshall

Shillingstone

15

2

318

70

24.46

N. Pack

Bournemouth

10

1

217

47

24.11

Division 2 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

G.Wayman

Shillingstone

12

4

16

G. Williams

Christchurch

14

1

15

I. Kelly

Witchampton

10

4

14

D. Lee

Branksome & Parkstone

10

-

10

D. Coy

Cranborne

6

2

8

C. Lamb

Beaminster

6

-

6

84


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 2 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

S.Antell

Shillingstone

27.3

3

97

11

8.82

N.Marsh

Christchurch

147.6

--

473

50

9.46

B.Dubiel

Branksome & Parkstone

29.1

7

102

10

10.2

R. Pack

Bournemouth

45.3

3

186

17

10.94

R.Haycock

Shillingstone

23.3

1

99

9

11

J. Hardy

Branksome & Parkstone

103.2

22

363

31

11.71

C.Baker

Shillingstone

56.1

11

179

15

11.93

L. Bowater

Christchurch

85.4

--

344

26

13.23

B.Edwards

Shillingstone

104.4

15

381

28

13.61

J. Cross

Christchurch

114

--

345

25

13.8

T. Robinson

Christchurch

135.5

--

295

20

14.75

S. Hibberd

Witchampton

134.1

22

454

30

15.13

M. Bowles

Witchampton

35.4

2

153

10

15.3

M. Huntley

Branksome & Parkstone

50.2

2

251

16

15.69

O.Chaffey

Shillingstone

144

30

491

31

15.84

M.Upshall

Shillingstone

167

40

530

33

16.06

R. Baker

Beaminster

137.4

22

537

33

16.3

J.Adams

Christchurch

67.4

--

296

18

16.44

J. Sheppard

Branksome & Parkstone

85

9

348

21

16.57

R. Smith

Bournemouth

43

8

194

11

17.63

C. Arnold

Cranborne

126.3

14

526

28

18.78

A. Warren

Branksome & Parkstone

84.3

18

307

16

19.19

Division 2 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

M.Upshall

Shillingstone

13

J. Walklett

Beaminster

10

C. Arnold

Cranborne

10

J. Adams

Christchurch

7

M. Bowles

Witchampton

7

R.Haycock

Shillingstone

6

J. Cross

Christchurch

6

A. Croker

Witchampton

6

85

ER 3.55 3.20 3.51 4.11 4.25 3.52 3.19 4.03 3.65 3.03 2.18 3.39 4.32 5.00 3.41 3.17 3.91 4.39 4.09 4.51 4.16 3.64


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Back to Directory

Division 3 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

J Thake

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

8

3

430

134*

86

J.Legg

Cattistock

15

3

863

164*

71.91

N. Kellaway

Cerne Valley

14

1

883

125

67.92

C.Leake

Portland Red Triangle

10

-

533

114

53.3

A. Jarvis

Weymouth 2s

16

8

387

56*

48.4

J. Lewis

Stalbridge 2s

7

2

236

70*

47.2

S.Baker

Cattistock

10

3

293

60*

41.85

S.Tucker

Cattistock

13

3

400

76

40

S. Wellington

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

9

0

100

359

39.89

B Simmons

Broadstone 3s

9

1

311

56

38.9

D. Baney

Cerne Valley

11

4

266

58

38

T. England

Weymouth 2s

8

1

260

81

37.1

M. Langford

Cattistock

9

2

252

78

36

O. Downey

Cerne Valley

9

2

246

75

35.14

M.Randell

Portland Red Triangle

13

-

438

122

33.69

S. Green

Cerne Valley

13

1

359

56

29.92

B Seymour

Broadstone 3s

13

1

333

95

27.7

C Tarr

Broadstone 3s

10

2

219

82

27.4

J. Barrett

Cerne Valley

10

2

219

65*

27.38

S.Proffitt

Portland Red Triangle

13

1

328

110*

26.23

O.Whisker

Portland Red Triangle

9

2

188

39

25.84

K Brewer

Broadstone 3s

13

1

306

81

25.5

J.Sorbie

Parley 2s

9

2

177

45

25.29

S.Barrett

Portland Red Triangle

12

4

201

40

25.12

Division 3 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

S. Tucker

Cattistock

11

5

16

M.Rake

Parley 2s

6

3

9

C Morris

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

7

2

9

D. Blackman

Weymouth 2s

5

3

8

D. Baney

Cerne Valley

6

1

7

D Rose

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

5

1

6

86


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 3 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

ER

T. Goatly

Cerne Valley

77.5

16

209

29

7.2

2.70

J. Barrett

Cerne Valley

55

13

168

14

12

3.05

R. Knight

Stalbridge 2s

43.3

8

142

11

12.91

3.28

M. Chant

Stalbridge 2s

63.3

21

168

13

12.92

2.65

B. Mullins

Cattistock

34.3

3

131

10

13.1

3.82

R. Baney

Cerne Valley

90.4

20

315

24

13.12

3.48

E. Langford

Cattistock

58

5

211

15

14.06

3.64

L. Anderson

Cattistock

109

26

332

23

14.43

3.05

S.Barrett

Portland Red Triangle

39

3

183

12

15.25

4.69

T. Bartlett

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

76.4

10

328

21

15.62

4.29

J. Ryan

Weymouth 2s

66.1

4

319

20

16

4.83

C Coppard

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

65.5

7

278

17

16.35

4.24

J. Legg

Cattistock

102.1

12

366

22

16.63

3.58

D. Portch

Cerne Valley

46.1

5

184

11

16.72

3.99

M. Randell

Portland Red Triangle

127.4

24

491

29

16.93

3.85

J. Stuart

Cerne Valley

52

12

189

11

17.18

3.63

J. Lewis

Stalbridge 2s

47.4

5

225

13

17.31

4.75

G. Puckett

Weymouth 2s

159.1

31

403

23

17.5

2.53

M. Langford

Cattistock

121.3

23

403

23

17.52

3.32

A. Loader

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

125.4

20

439

24

18.29

3.50

B Seymour

Broadstone 3s

53

2

229

12

19.1

4.32

Division 3 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

S.Proffitt

Portland Red Triangle

9

D. Norton

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

9

T. Bartlett

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

8

N. Kellaway

Cerne Valley

8

T.Hey

Cattistock

7

O.Whisker

Portland Red Triangle

7

J.Herringshaw

Parley 2s

6

J.Roe

Parley 2s

6

S.Baker

Cattistock

6

D. Hills

Wimborne & Colehill 3s

6

R. Baney

Cerne Valley

6

87


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 4 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

S. Bishop

Wareham

13

3

837

127*

83.7

N. Aubin

Christchurch 2s

5

1

315

119

78.75

N. Staddon

Hamworthy 2s

6

1

366

102*

73.20

I. Peters

Hamworthy 2s

7

2

349

117*

69.8

M. Truman

Wareham

8

2

317

80*

52.8

G. Frazier

Hamworthy 2s

8

2

310

92

51.67

R. Hatchard

Kingston Lacy

12

4

403

69*

50.38

A. Guppy

Sherborne 2s

5

0

216

-

46.2

T. Collins

Wareham

15

7

346

117

43.25

J. Owens

Christchurch 2s

4

0

171

83

42.75

C. Parsons

Wareham

15

1

591

134

42.2

D. Bradbeer

Wareham

9

3

245

105*

40.8

M Wellman

Blandford 2s

6

2

154

56no

38.5

T. House

Pimperne

12

2

336

138

33.6

T. Hall

Bridport

6

1

167

56

33.4

J. Holton

Kingston Lacy

9

1

263

75

32.88

D. Coghlan

Kingston Lacy

15

1

457

120

32.64

M. Collier

Wareham

13

5

260

57

32.5

J. Robinson

Poole Town 3s

6

1

154

76

30.80

J. Hector

Wareham

15

1

405

109

28.93

L. Toohill

Bridport

15

3

343

90*

28.58

J. Shepherd

Pimperne

9

3

169

54*

28.17

T Waggett

Blandford 2s

8

1

194

53

27.71

D. Gay

Bridport

8

0

217

96

27.13

D. Thompson M. Allman

Kingston Lacy Poole Town 3s

6 6

0 1

159 132

58 70

26.5 26.40

Division 4 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

G. Regan

Pimperne

16

1

17

L Barr

Poole Town 3s

14

-

14

R. Parsons

Wareham

11

3

14

A. Peel

Hamworthy 2s

6

1

7

M. Burcham

Kingston Lacy

6

1

7

E. Dowler

Hamworthy 2s

4

1

5

M Wellman

Blandford 2s

3

1

4

88


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 4 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

D. Gape

Bridport

22.3

6

43

13

3.31

A. Lee

Bridport

110

21

344

41

8.39

ER 1.93 3.13

S. Bishop

Wareham

97.1

22

290

30

9.66

2.99

M.Collier

Wareham

61.6

12

233

24

9.71

3.78

B. Kelly

Pimperne

132.3

25

438

42

10.43

3.31

P. Hammonds

Sherborne 2s

45

2

167

14

11.9

3.71

J. Hector

Wareham

122.1

14

411

34

12.08

3.37

M. Allen

Poole Town 3s

82

11

270

22

12.27

3.29

D. Bradbeer

Wareham

56

7

211

17

12.41

3.77

J. Shepherd

Pimperne

52.2

9

184

14

13.14

A Day

Blandford 2s

107.3

24

370

27

13.7

L. Toohill

Bridport

112.1

17

422

30

14.07

R. Cotton

Poole Town 3s

43

3

158

11

14.36

S. Greene

Poole Town 3s

37

6

166

11

15.09

D Abbott

Blandford 2s

103.5

25

308

20

15.4

S. Maine

Kingston Lacy

43

1

203

13

15.62

R. Gay

Bridport

44.4

2

202

12

16.83

M. Standhaft

Hamworthy 2s

103

16

422

25

16.88

R. Hatchard

Kingston Lacy

107.3

16

396

23

17.22

3.52 3.45 3.76 3.67 4.49 2.98 4.72 4.55 4.10 3.69

W. Hector

Wareham

80.5

11

314

18

17.4

3.90

J. Owens

Christchurch 2s

21.3

7

82

7

18.43

T. House

Pimperne

90.1

8

356

19

18.74

3.85 3.95

Division 4 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

R. Loader

Christchurch 2s

8

Liam Toohill

Bridport

8

Mark Smith

Bridport

8

Duane Gay

Bridport

8

D. Thompson

Kingston Lacy

8

K. Hatchard

Kingston Lacy

7

B. Dykes

Kingston Lacy

7

J. Hector

Wareham

7

S.Bishop

Wareham

7

J. Allen

Pimperne

6

T. House

Pimperne

6

89


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 5 South & East Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

H.Lockwood

Sturminster Marshall

7

5

195

70*

97.5

M. Tatchell

Lychett

13

4

742

152*

82.44

W. Collins

Lychett

9

3

480

200*

80

R. Payne

Lychett

10

4

435

104*

72.5

G. Hughes

Sturminster Marshall

11

2

586

123

65.11

T. Briggs

Crewkerne

9

2

437

156*

62.43

T Snape

Blandford 3s

3

2

48

33

48

S. Rowswell

Crewkerne

7

3

186

65

46.5

G.Wareham

Broadstone 4s

10

2

368

182*

46

R.Humphrey T. Lanham

Sturminster Marshall Broadstone 4s

12 13

5 2

318 450

76* 78

45.43 40.9

N. Keylock

Crewkerne

6

1

201

67

40.2

P. Palfrey

Crewkerne

8

1

276

136

39.43

S. Gardner

Sturminster Marshall

14

4

391

83

39.1

C. Gould

Crewkerne

11

2

326

66

36.22

I.Fletcher

Broadstone 4s

7

3

138

40*

34.5

T.Lockwood

Sturminster Marshall

13

2

312

122

28.36

J.Morgan

Broadstone 4s

11

1

269

84

26.9

M Wellman

Blandford 3s

4

0

103

57

25.75

S Gale

Blandford 3s

4

0

100

41

25

Division 5 South & East Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

J.Cox

Sturminster Marshall

19

4

23

R. Smith

Lychett

12

1

13

D. Hicks

Wimborne & Colehill 4s

12

1

13

S.Eddington

Broadstone 4s

8

1

9

C. Gould

Crewkerne

8

1

9

J Ford

Blandford 3s

4

0

4

90


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 5 South & East Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

R.Humphrey

Sturminster Marshall

83.5

13

250

29

8.62

H.Lockwood

Sturminster Marshall

72.2

13

182

21

8.67

L. Westacott

Lychett

68.3

20

174

20

8.7

W.Gage

Sturminster Marshall

156.2

32

376

43

8.74

M. Tatchell

Lychett

68.4

10

208

21

9.9

R. James

Crewkerne

70.1

19

188

17

11.06

R. Mabey

Lychett

48.2

7

166

14

11.86

R. Payne

Lychett

103.3

16

302

25

12.08

M. Culpitt

Crewkerne

100

16

359

28

12.82

H.Cossins

Sturminster Marshall

117.3

22

388

29

13.38

P.Maitland

Sturminster Marshall

42.2

4

149

11

13.55

J.Skipworth

Sturminster Marshall

55.5

11

183

13

14.08

D. Parsons

Crewkerne

106.3

24

370

26

14.23

R. Commer

Witchampton 2s

51.2

2

235

15

15.66

S. Rowswell

Crewkerne

85.3

12

351

22

15.95

G.Hughes

Sturminster Marshall

18.2

3

49

3

16.33

G.Wareham

Broadstone 4s

81.5

10

323

19

17

V. Kochar

Lychett

99.4

21

343

19

18.05

M. Deavin

Lychett

96.3

18

328

18

18.22

R.Whittle

Broadstone 4s

78

12

316

17

18.6

Division 5 South & East Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

R.Humphrey

Sturminster Marshall

12

A. Lawrence

Crewkerne

12

P.Maitland

Sturminster Marshall

11

W.Gage

Sturminster Marshall

10

M. Tatchell

Lychett

9

S.Gardner

Sturminster Marshall

8

A. Unwin

Lychett

7

S. Prince

Wimborne & Colehill 4s

7

R. Payne

Lychett

6

J. Gould

Crewkerne

6

91

ER 2.99 2.52 2.55 2.41 3.04 2.68 3.44 2.92 3.59 3.31 3.53 3.30 3.48 4.59 4.11 2.69 3.96 3.45 3.41 4.05


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 5 North & West Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

Mitchem

Abbotsbury

10

4

560

143*

93.33

J Young

Marnhull 2s

8

2

145

476

79.33

Backhouse

Abbotsbury

9

3

428

148*

71.33

M. Downey

Cerne Valley 2s

11

3

393

86*

49.13

D.Males

Portland Red Triangle 2s

12

4

381

80*

47.62

T. Bracey

Martinstown 2s

5

1

189

86

47.25

L.West

Portland Red Triangle 2s

10

1

414

127*

46

T Hodges

Bradford Abbas

10

1

400

135

40.44

T.Coubrough

Shillingstone 2s

14

0

535

185

38.21

T.Waters

Shillingstone 2s

12

1

392

79

35.64

R Monk

Bradford Abbas

15

2

451

104*

34.69

S Pengelly

Abbotsbury

8

0

277

134*

34.63

Pittman

Abbotsbury

8

2

201

59*

33.50

P Graham

Bradford Abbas

12

3

298

34*

33.11

B.Andrews

Shillingstone 2s

12

2

292

86

29.2

Kneebone

Abbotsbury

9

1

226

76

28.25

R. Edmonds

Cerne Valley 2s

7

1

159

56

26.5

Duerdoth

Abbotsbury

8

3

128

29*

25.60

Division 5 North & West Wicket Keeping

PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

S Blatch

Bradford Abbas

7

1

8

A.Qualye

Portland Red Triangle 2s

4

3

7

T.Coubrough

Shillingstone 2s

4

2

6

J.Edmonds

Shillingstone 2s

3

2

5

92


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 5 North & West Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

ER

S. Bendall

Portland Red Triangle 2s

103.4

17

311

33

9.42

3.01

R. Edmonds

Cerne Valley 2s

31.2

8

104

11

9.45

3.33

G.Neven

Portland Red Triangle 2s

14.1

-

103

10

10.3

7.30

S.Savage

Shillingstone 2s

24.4

5

106

10

10.6

4.34

Duerdoth

Abbotsbury

129.8

27

381

33

11.5

2.94

MJ.Webber

Shillingstone 2s

17

5

49

4

12.25

2.88

S Cake

Bradford Abbas

88

2

309

21

14.71

3.51

S.Antell

Shillingstone 2s

54.3

6

205

13

15.77

3.78

D. Lockyer

Shillingstone 2s

96

18

310

18

17.22

3.23

R. Hanney

Cerne Valley 2s

79.3

10

279

16

17.43

3.52

L Hann

Bradford Abbas

56

4

316

18

17.55

5.64

S. Roper

Cerne Valley 2s

70

11

269

15

17.93

3.84

J.Locke

Portland Red Triangle 2s

41

1

182

10

18.2

4.44

B.Scott

Shillingstone 2s

98

18

400

21

19.05

4.08

T.Waters

Shillingstone 2s

96.2

20

360

18

20

3.74

R Monk

Bradford Abbas

78

3

391

19

20.57

5.01

MW.Webber

Shillingstone 2s

58

5

230

11

20.91

3.97

Division 5 North & West Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

G.Neven

Portland Red Triangle 2s

7

B.Andrews

Shillingstone 2s

6

G Noone

Bradford Abbas

6

MW.Webber

Shillingstone 2s

5

P Graham

Bradford Abbas

5

H.Paulley

Shillingstone 2s

4

93


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 6 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

T. White

Shaftesbury

13

8

594

105*

74.3

R. Keylock

Crewkerne 2s

15

5

684

122*

68.4

A. Tuck

Winfirth Newburgh

12

2

506

144

50.6

P. Selfe

Winfirth Newburgh

8

1

349

152*

49.86

K. Monaghan

Chalke Valley

9

1

366

98

45.75

D. Brown

Chalke Valley

8

1

308

90

44

H. Hitchings

Chalke Valley

16

2

577

113*

41.2

E. Stevens

Stalbridge 3s

8

1

258

65*

36.86

S. Pattullo

Winfirth Newburgh

7

0

232

97

33.14

R. Hellaweli

Poole Town 4s

12

3

292

104*

32.44

A. Mercer

Chalke Valley

16

2

454

155

32.4

R. Bryant

Shaftesbury

13

1

385

67

32.1

S. Currie

Poole Town 4s

13

3

318

65*

31.80

H.Rathbone

Beaminster 2s

7

1

191

83*

31.8

T. Cox

Shaftesbury

10

2

241

67

30.1

A. Wellman

Crewkerne 2s

8

1

208

52

29.71

A. Milner

Poole Town 4s

15

2

384

98*

29.54

A. Kent

Bere Regis 2s

14

2

351

60

29.25

M. Woolley

Bere Regis 2s

8

1

192

70

27.43

T. Sadler

Poole Town 4s

9

1

202

63

25.25

C. Calcott

Stalbridge 3s

6

1

125

87*

25

Division 6 Wicket Keeping

PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

D. Cooper

Chalke Valley

11

3

14

A. Tuck

Winfirth Newburgh

7

2

9

J. Arter

Stalbridge 3s

8

-

8

R. Keylock

Crewkerne 2s

5

2

7

A. Clements

Shaftesbury

6

-

6

A. Miall

Poole Town 4s

2

4

6

94


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 6 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

ER

C. Crosse

Chalke Valley

25.3

4

76

13

5.8

3.00

C. Pym

Shaftesbury

28.5

4

83

10

8.3

2.91

M. Clements

Chalke Valley

57

13

145

15

9.6

2.54

A. Milner

Poole Town 4s

50.4

5

170

16

10.63

3.37

M. Cooper

Shaftesbury

85

20

236

22

10.7

2.78

K. Maloney

Shaftesbury

81

7

292

23

12.7

3.60

M. Lewis

Shaftesbury

69.2

14

231

18

12.8

3.34

P. Quinn

Poole Town 4s

137.4

32

435

32

13.59

3.17

S. Everill

Winfirth Newburgh

94.3

10

346

25

13.84

3.67

A. Wellman

Crewkerne 2s

86

23

212

15

14.13

2.47

J. Frampton

Chalke Valley

97

24

313

11

14.4

3.23

P. Selfe

Winfirth Newburgh

62.5

16

191

13

14.69

3.06

T. Sadler

Poole Town 4s

59

11

154

10

15.40

2.61

M. Oliver

Bere Regis 2s

69.1

14

227

14

16.21

3.29

A. Raymond

Winfirth Newburgh

135.4

16

422

26

16.23

3.12

B. Sach

Bere Regis 2s

35

3

130

8

16.25

3.71

R. Keylock

Crewkerne 2s

143.5

13

516

30

17.2

3.60

H. Hitchings

Chalke Valley

121.3

13

546

31

17.6

4.50

N. Ford

Stalbridge 3s

47

10

177

10

17.70

3.77

R. Bryant

Shaftesbury

34.2

1

197

11

17.9

5.76

Division 6 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

A. Mercer

Chalke Valley

9

M. Cooper

Shaftesbury

8

A. Milner

Poole Town 4s

8

T. White

Shaftesbury

7

P. Selfe

Winfirth Newburgh

6

A. Wellman

Crewkerne 2s

6

A. Kent

Bere Regis 2s

6

R. Bryant

Shaftesbury

5

D. Winwood

Poole Town 4s

4

W.Aburrow

Beaminster 2s

4

95


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Longham Garden Machinery Sunday League Averages Back to Directory

Division 1 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

S Mills

Corfe Mullen

8

3

363

93*

72.6

M Thomas

Swanage

6

2

285

85

71.25

I Booth

Swanage

12

3

549

109*

61

C.Cole

Shillingstone

11

3

457

108*

57.13

M.Salisbury

Shillingstone

6

2

195

63

48.75

N.Marshall

Shillingstone

11

2

436

112

48.44

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

16

2

660

93

47.14

J Davies

St Georges

8

1

313

77*

44.71

T. Pearce

Fovant

13

3

434

76*

43.4

T. Hewish

Dewlish

13

0

564

83

43.38

P Hoar

Corfe Mullen

17

2

620

86

41.33

D. Belt

Dewlish

13

3

384

91*

38.4

S Goodhew

St Georges

16

2

464

67

33.14

B Baczala

Swanage

7

2

163

38*

32.6

F Kerins

Swanage

7

1

178

54*

29.66

R King

Swanage

9

3

176

74

29.33

M Jordan

Corfe Mullen

9

1

216

62*

27

S. Hillier

Dewlish

15

2

333

117*

25.62

J.Weldon

Shillingstone

10

1

227

62

25.22

Division 1 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

B Keegan

St Georges

13

0

13

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

8

3

11

P Hoar

Corfe Mullen

3

5

8

J.Burton

Fovant

6

1

7

L. Chutter

Dewlish

6

1

7

T. Hewish

Dewlish

6

0

6

96


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 1 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

ER

P Barker

Swanage

31

0

125

14

8.9

4.03

J Shilton

Corfe Mullen

72.4

28

170

19

8.95

2.35

D. Belt

Dewlish

77.5

11

271

30

9.03

3.50

E Linge

Ferndown Wayfarers

26.2

2

109

11

9.91

4.16

R Hatchard

Swanage

51

7

154

14

11

3.02

M Hernandez

Swanage

31

1

118

10

11.8

3.81

J.Richards

Fovant

72

10

266

22

12.1

3.69

M.Burton

Fovant

84

15

300

24

12.5

3.57

R. Pittman

Fovant

41

4

159

11

14.5

3.88

J Warner

Swanage

54

1

194

13

14.9

3.59

P Webster

Corfe Mullen

49

5

211

13

16.23

4.31

A Armstrong

Ferndown Wayfarers

42

7

163

10

16.3

3.88

M.Doble

Shillingstone

40

8

120

7

17.14

3.00

R Cole

St Georges

25

6

103

6

17.16

4.12

Z Haider

Corfe Mullen

87.1

12

415

24

17.29

4.76

R Witherington

Corfe Mullen

76.4

4

434

24

18.08

5.68

D Griffiths

St Georges

27

3

128

7

18.29

4.74

P.Wylie

Fovant

69.4

5

297

16

18.6

4.28

S Stroud

Corfe Mullen

90.2

9

340

18

18.89

3.77

S Goodhew

St Georges

102.1

9

482

25

19.28

4.72

M King

St Georges

93

12

407

20

20.35

4.38

S.Savage

Shillingstone

40

0

252

12

21

6.30

S.Tallant

Shillingstone

41

4

212

10

21.2

5.17

P McCann

St Georges

33

1

154

7

22

4.67

K Jensen

Ferndown Wayfarers

66.1

4

327

14

23.36

4.95

Division 1 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

D. Belt

Dewlish

17

C.Cole

Shillingstone

10

S Stroud

Corfe Mullen

10

B Jones

Corfe Mullen

8

G King

St Georges

7

M Bray

Corfe Mullen

7

P.Wylie

Fovant

6

R Witherington

Corfe Mullen

6

97


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 2 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

J. Brown

Broadstone

17

2

1433

144

95.53

J. Coombs

Bournemouth

16

5

1011

180

91.91

C. Garnett J. Hurley

Iwerne and Fontmell

6

3

206

51

68.67

Bournemouth

10

1

598

115

66.44

C. Hamblin

Iwerne and Fontmell

14

11

197

35

65.67

L. Matthews

Bournemouth

8

1

431

101

61.57

L. Hancock

Sherborne

8

2

363

127*

60.5

D. Cook

Broadstone

10

2

405

83*

50.63

C. Leake

Portland Red Triangle

14

2

580

101*

48.33

G. Vincent

Old Blandfordians

7

1

275

122*

45.83

W Sansom

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

9

0

389

96

43.22

M.Randell

Portland Red Triangle

16

2

586

84*

41.86

A Sansom

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

12

0

500

108

41.67

B Lanning

Bradford Abbas

10

3

284

157*

40.57

G.Price

Portland Red Triangle

12

3

356

101*

39.56

T. Waters

Old Blandfordians

12

1

423

70

38.45

A. Guppy

Sherborne

12

0

453

112

37.75

S. Hatton

Broadstone

12

3

331

115*

36.78

T. Harris

Sherborne

12

0

433

94

36.08

S. Leney

Old Blandfordians

12

1

387

132

35.18

S. Halliday

Iwerne and Fontmell

11

2

314

101

34.89

S. Proffitt

Portland Red Triangle

14

5

312

53

34.67

D. Rogerson

Bere Regis

10

1

312

92*

34.67

T. Durston

Sherborne

14

1

443

98

34.08

G. Randell

Portland Red Triangle

11

1

338

76

33.8

P. Macklin

Bere Regis

11

1

337

70

33.7

G Smith

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

10

2

266

57

33.25

J. Hale

Bournemouth

13

4

289

64*

32.11

O. Whisker

Portland Red Triangle

9

6

95

38

31.67

Division 2 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES STUMPINGS

J. Walker

Portland Red Triangle

13

3

16

G. Sollis

Old Blandfordians

6

3

9

T Hopkins

Bradford Abbas

5

3

8

J. Selby

Broadstone

3

4

7

J Meredith

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

4

3

7

98

TOTAL


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 2 Bowling PLAYER

CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

P. Hancock

Sherborne

96.1

15

322

36

8.94

G.Randell

Portland Red Triangle

41

4

138

15

9.2

T. Durston

Sherborne

90.4

16

307

26

11.8

B. Bolt

Broadstone

61.1

7

228

19

12

S.Barrett

Portland Red Triangle

34

2

144

10

14.4

A. Joyce

Old Blandfordians

114

15

378

26

14.54

S.Proffitt

Portland Red Triangle

109

26

336

23

14.61

J. Coombs

Bournemouth

78.5

8

323

22

14.68

S. Males

Portland Red Triangle

125.2

20

503

33

15.24

C. Garnett

Iwerne and Fontmell

48

5

187

12

15.58

C. Hamblin

Iwerne and Fontmell

97

7

288

18

16

A Sansom

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

62

3

279

16

17.44

G Smith

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

35

6

177

10

17.7

W. Gasper

Broadstone

51

2

280

15

18.66

D.Rogerson

Bere Regis

55

4

300

16

18.75

G.Munro

Portland Red Triangle

42.3

2

226

12

18.83

J. Palmer

Bournemouth

68

14

283

15

18.87

T. Waters

Old Blandfordians

62

7

305

16

19.06

M. Munday

Broadstone

111

6

578

29

19.93

J. Rayner

Iwerne and Fontmell

70

5

395

19

20.79

R Monk

Bradford Abbas

43.4

2

297

14

21.2

A. McRae

Broadstone

43

2

219

10

21.9

Division 2 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

J. Coombs

Bournemouth

9

J. Brown

Broadstone

9

P. Macklin

Bere Regis

9

W. Gasper

Broadstone

8

N. Ball

Bere Regis

8

J. Hurley

Bournemouth

7

M Surridge

Ferndown Wayfarers 2s

7

S. White

Old Blandfordians

7

T. Beaumont

Bournemouth

6

P Fosbery.

Broadstone

6

99

ER 3.35 3.37 3.40 3.73 4.24 3.32 3.08 4.11 4.02 3.90 2.97 4.50 5.06 5.49 5.45 5.34 4.16 4.92 5.21 5.64 6.84 5.09


THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Division 3 Batting PLAYER

CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

A.Nippard

Parley

6

2

393

152*

98.25

C. Hedges

Stalbridge

10

1

662

136

73.56

M.Morley

Parley

8

0

480

169

60

O.Shrubsole

Parley

4

0

182

61

45.5

O.Green

Parley

7

1

267

93

44.5

C. Cockwell

Witchampton

8

3

218

88*

43.6

A. Sullivan

Stalbridge

7

-

296

115

42.29

P Hawkins

Symene CC

15

4

437

83

39.7

S McCann

Swanage 2s

9

0

346

120

38.44

R. Burfitt

Stalbridge

6

-

185

110

30.83

D. Cockwell

Witchampton

7

1

184

70*

30.67

S. Evans

Witchampton

13

3

305

57

30.5

P. Allaway

Witchampton

14

1

347

90*

26.69

R. Knight

Stalbridge

13

2

250

38

22.73

M Wells

Swanage 2s

10

0

227

58

22.7

P Barker

Swanage 2s

11

1

213

85

21.3

Division 3 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

C. Hedges

Stalbridge

10

2

12

M Wells

Swanage 2s

11

1

12

P Hawkins

Symene CC

8

3

11

M.Rake

Parley

4

2

6

P. Allaway

Witchampton

5

-

5

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OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

M Jobi

Swanage 2s

58

4

219

22

9.95

C. Cockwell

Witchampton

31.2

2

132

10

13.2

H. Williams

Stalbridge

82.3

24

219

16

13.69

R. Knight

Stalbridge

67.4

13

275

19

14.47

D Benoy

Swanage 2s

50

5

213

14

15.21

I. Broom

Witchampton

48

6

234

15

15.6

J. Forsey

Stalbridge

76

8

299

18

16.61

J.Roe

Parley

51

5

234

14

16.71

L. Westacott

Witchampton

55.5

12

181

10

18.1

R Barker

Swanage 2s

55

1

296

14

21.14

G Bartlett

Symene CC

103.4

4

455

21

21.67

M. Humphrey

Witchampton

59

6

261

12

21.75

Division 3 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

D White

Swanage 2s

9

M Smith

Symene CC

8

G. Easthope

Witchampton

7

M.Morley

Parley

6

O.Green

Parley

6

R Wilcox

Swanage 2s

6

M. Huphrey

Witchampton

6

G Bartlett

Symene CC

4

S Prior

Symene CC

4

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CLUB

INNS

NO

RUNS

HS

AVE

D. Adkins

Portland Red Triangle

5

2

328

113*

109.33

C. Blake

Old Bournemouthians

8

1

458

146

65.43

M.Hewitt

Shillingstone

5

1

188

104*

47

C.Groves

Broadstone 2s

9

2

382

100*

42.4

M.Pownall

Broadstone 2s

5

0

200

84

40

A. Qualye

Portland Red Triangle

5

0

184

68

36.8

B.Simmons

Broadstone 2s

11

0

393

98

35.7

T.Coubrough

Shillingstone

7

0

240

135

34.29

C. Potter

Old Bournemouthians

6

0

172

70

28.67

S. Godula

Old Bournemouthians

11

1

281

53

28.1

MJ.Webber

Shillingstone

8

3

134

37*

26.8

J. Morgan

Broadstone 2s

10

2

213

36

21.3

O.Morgan

Shillingstone

5

0

104

39

20.8

Division 4 Wicket Keeping PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

STUMPINGS

TOTAL

S.Adams

Shillingstone

8

1

9

D. Adkins

Portland Red Triangle

6

2

8

P.Sutton

Old Bournemouthians

3

1

4

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CLUB

OVERS

MDNS

RUNS

WKTS

AVE

S. Rathnayake

Portland Red Triangle

39.3

11

97

13

7.46

B. Custard

Old Bournemouthians

26.3

6

95

12

7.92

A.Mcrea

Broadstone 2s

20

3

70

7

10

D.Lockyer

Shillingstone

21

3

50

4

12.5

M. Kudmany

Old Bournemouthians

78.3

20

252

18

14

K. Sharma

Old Bournemouthians

20

5

72

5

14.4

J. Morgan

Broadstone 2s

42

5

160

10

16

F.Webber

Shillingstone

41

1

247

14

17.64

N.Thorne

Shillingstone

53

1

257

14

18.36

M. Huntley

Old Bournemouthians

30.1

3

131

7

18.71

C. Blake

Old Bournemouthians

48.2

8

189

10

18.9

MJ.Webber

Shillingstone

48.1

3

230

12

19.17

M.Nott

Portland Red Triangle

53

4

229

11

20.86

S.Savage

Shillingstone

29

5

146

6

24.33

Division 4 Fielding PLAYER

CLUB

CATCHES

J. Goodchild

Old Bournemouthians

7

S. Godula

Old Bournemouthians

6

M.Hewitt

Shillingstone

3

M.Abel

Shillingstone

3

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Winners Reports Section Back to Directory Christchurch 1st XI – Division 2 Winners A good start is always important to set the tone for the season, and we achieved that chasing a low score at home in the sunshine and a high score away in the drizzle. Over the years we've been eager to introduce youth players into the side and this year was no exception. Normally the younger players spend a season finding their feet. The young players who got their opportunity in previous seasons matured well and did more than hold their own. The new blood came in and made an instant impact and they should be very proud of their achievements. The 'old boys' also did their bit by dominating at key points during various matches. The in-betweeners (those neither old nor young) were consistent in all areas of the game. Season 2012 was tough for the team, having lost so many players. This season we won 15 games of the 16 we played, which is testament to the 'bounce-back ability' of this side and the club. I don't normally pick out any players because I believe that no one player makes a side and this squad is no exception. However a special mention must go to Nick Marsh (vicecaptain) who picked up 50 wickets in the season, which is a very special achievement. Thank you to everybody who played, supported, umpired and scored throughout the years. After a decade I hang up my skippers whites - having won three different leagues and now having picked up Dorset 'Team of the Year' tops off a great tenure.

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Division Five South and East Winners – Sturminster Marshall I will be honest when Simon (vice-captain) and I sat down to discuss the new season we had one goal and that was to win the league. After some excellent winter preparation in nets and by our hard working groundsman, Ed Warren, we were set for the season. We welcomed Broadstone 4ths to Churchill close for our opening game and having won toss, elected to bat, but soon found ourselves in trouble. Had it not been for a dogged 76 not out from Ross Humphrey we would have struggled to set a reasonable target. The new opening bowling partnership of Will Gage and Henry Cossins came out firing on all cylinders, with Cossins taking a wicket with his 1st ball and destroying the top order. With that game wrapped we were under way, and only 17 games to go! During the 1st month it became apparent the league would be fought out between Lytchett, Swanage 2nds and us. Lytchett arrived to take us on, top of the league and playing some excellent cricket, and after very good game, we came out on top, to overtake them and nestle in behind league leaders Swanage. Our last fixture before the halfway point was away to Swanage. Both were unbeaten, so something had to give. I duly won the toss and elected to field, only to be given the news we would have to start with 10 men due to an emergency. At this point Swanage offered us a substitute fielder until ours arrived, which was a fantastic show of sportsmanship considering the importance of the game. I must say having competed with them all season, they not only a good side, but also pleasure to socialise with afterwards. The game was very tight and having bowled well and fielded brilliantly we managed to bowl them out for at 86. At tea the game was firmly in our favour, but Swanage came back at us to reducing us at 70-6. It was left to Henry Lockwood, the youngest player on the pitch, to hold his nerve and see us home. It was not the last time this season that would be the case, and he went on to have memorable first season, scoring two fifties which were both vital and taking 21 wickets. Our batting saw two maiden hundreds for the club in the shape of Tony Lockwood and Geraint Hughes. Geraint went on to score a second hundred and Mark Woods hit back to back unbeaten 100’s. Having taken over at the top of the league, we never relinquished top spot again for the rest of the season, despite losing twice in three games to make the end of the season nervier than perhaps it should have been. Will Gage finished the season with 43 wickets, leading from the front on many occasions. Having won the last game against Swanage to secure the title, Simon and I were able to reflect and be satisfied we had achieved our objective. Winning a league is never easy. It is about more than the squad of players. It is also the fantastic people in the background who support and sacrifice so much for a village club like ours. Paul

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Division Five North and West Winners – Shillingstone 2s We started this season with high hopes of gaining promotion after a brilliant season last year. The club got stronger and stronger with us acquiring 6 new players who all ended up challenging for 1st team places throughout the season. With a loss to Bradford Abbas in our first home game of the season, we didn't get off to the start we wanted. However, we then went 10 games unbeaten, finally losing at Crewkerne; a team which matched us throughout the season. All season we had brilliant efforts from all of the players, with lots of major contributions throughout, including Tom Waters hitting 400 runs and getting 18 wickets, and a brilliant knock of 74 from 29 balls from Alex Young at Martinstown. All season we had a solid opening batting partnership with lots of experience, getting us off to the good starts we needed. This was also backed up in the bowling department with some very tight and excellent spells from both senior and young bowlers. This season saw many very promising young players breaking into the team and, on occasions, even getting called up to the 1st team. With only 2 games left to go the season got very nervy. A solid finish was needed for us to fight off Crewkerne. We went to Abbotsbury and met a very strong and organised team and came away losing by 10 wickets. This took us into a final game, home to Marnhull and needing 12 points to win the league. We started a little nervously but ended up winning comfortably. I would like to thank all the players for their brilliant commitment. Also, big ‘thanks’ to our scorer Brian and the tea ladies, for their continued hard work behind the scenes. I look forward to hopefully another good season next year, with us competing against lots of strong teams just like this year.

Harry Paulley (Shillingstone Saturday 2nd Team Captain)

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Sunday Division 1 Champions Report Having spent one season in the top division, we knew more about each of the opposition and how important it would be for us this year to maintain a more consistent core to the team. Now looking back, I think that was the key to our success this season. Having brought in a couple of new young players for 2013, the squad had a fresh and exciting attitude towards each game. 11 players wanted to be there on a Sunday afternoon, looking to improve and develop from game to game, not just as individuals, but as a team as well. But we knew it would take time for us to really reach our peak. Having lost our first game at home to Swanage, I don’t think any one of us could have envisaged going unbeaten for the remainder of the season. The confidence that grew in our young squad increased game by game as we slowly climbed the table. An excellent win away at Dewlish, bowling them out for 150 on a lively artificial gave belief that we could beat anyone on our day. A demolition of Swanage in the return fixture on a blisteringly hot July afternoon was a perfect example of this. Individually this year everyone contributed at different stages. Bringing in the experience of Jon Burton was just as key as his runs in the middle order. Marc Burton, with 24 wickets and Jack Richards, with 22, were the pick of the bowlers by quite some distance, not only just in our team, but I believe in the league as well. This was another competitive season in 2013 in Division 1 and a fairly memorable one for Fovant CC. We look forward to defending our title in 2014.

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In 2013, Portland Red Triangle Cricket had another decent season on the field. Both 1st teams gained promotion. The Sunday 1st XI, in particular, remained unbeaten throughout its first season in Division 2. The club has rightly been focused on developing local young talent, but this year has also seen the premature deaths of two fine players who were instrumental in creating a successful and thriving club. Martin Hewson Martin Hewson died at the age of 39, just as the season was starting. Martin started playing for Red Triangle as a very young man – 13 or 14 years old - and eventually captained the 1st XI for several seasons, leading the team to promotion into the Dorset Premier League in 2000. Like Melvyn, he was a big guy, but he still became a very effective and nimble fielder close to the bat. Martin's most useful quality wasn't his intrinsic athleticism, it was his personality – he would adapt his game to whatever the side needed, and as his career progressed, he would learn new skills and take on new roles. As he matured, he is remembered as being the shrewdest and most tactically innovative captain Portland has had in recent memory. In particular, he enjoyed carrying the fight to the opposition, finding ways to push opponents out of their comfort zone. Simon Barrett recalls a match against Hamworthy on a cold, damp day – the sort where no-one wants to bat, especially when the opposition have two good fast bowlers. Martin lost the toss and was told that Hamworthy would like to see us bat. Portland had plenty of batsmen who would normally be keen to go out first, but they all chose to step backwards rather than forwards, so Martin promoted himself from his normal 8 or 9 to number 1, and went out to face the music with Simon. Not only that, but he stayed around for a good opening stand. After Simon had ducked out of the way of a few fast, short deliveries, he realised that Martin had been winding the opposition quickie up and getting him to waste his energy by peppering Simon. Martin was a pragmatic batsman. His favourite shot, apparently, was the late cut – not the obvious choice for someone who learnt to play on our slow and low pitches! During one match against Dorchester, with a bit more bounce available, he enjoyed winding his opponents up by playing the late cut to virtually every ball. He was only prevented from reaching what would have been a great fifty after he steered one into the hands of Terry Richards, who had been posted into the highly unusual position of third gully. Martin would bat in whatever position he was needed. He taught himself to become an effective bowler, and also kept wicket very well for a few years. Phil White recalls him diving full length to take a one-handed catch off his bowling, stretching out like a goal-keeper. Martin's qualities would always be recognised by any employer worth his salt, and eventually his overseas work commitments meant that he had to step down from playing cricket, a decision that cannot have been taken easily. I know that Martin did not enjoy seeing the club then slipping down the divisions in the past decade. My last contact with him was when we were both watching a match at Reforne in 2010 or so. His sharp and original tactical thinking left a strong impression, as did his continued desire to find the time to become involved once again. Sadly, that will not now come to pass – he would have made a wonderful coach or second-team captain.

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THE DORSET CRICKET YEARBOOK 2014 Melvyn Tremlin By contrast with Martin, Melvyn was a natural sportsman. I'm told that he was an excellent footballer in his youth, and many wonder whether he might have played representative cricket for Dorset had he chosen to play elsewhere than on Portland. Our records show that he captained Red Triangle for four years (1980-83) and made more centuries (8) than any other player. I'll be the first to admit that our records aren't as good as they could be, and that at least one of Melvyn's hundreds is not on the list. This was played on 'the hottest day of the century' in 1990, in temperatures approaching 100ºF. Poor old Melvyn! What is indisputable is that in the eighties and nineties, Portland Red Triangle built a formidable reputation throughout the county for being a very capable and competitive club – disproportionately so, given the relative size of Portland. We won the Dorset Senior Championship several times, and throughout this period, Melvyn was clearly the senior professional. His batting was based on a strong forward defence, foot further forward than most, bat and pad closely together. He was a compact and strongly built man, hitting the ball with a lot of power, and was capable of destroying weaker bowling attacks with ease. There were some very good bowlers in the Senior Championship – Julian Shackleton in particular, and Melvyn would bat first wicket down, and often have to go out to face pace and accuracy when it was at its freshest. He would do that just as well, often contributing the vital thirty, forty or fifty which would be enough to win a close game against strong opponents. Many of those that I have spoken to about Melvyn cite his bowling as even more exceptional than his batting. Having kept wicket to him, I would agree with this view wholeheartedly. He had a relatively low action, pushing the ball through a bit quicker than most spinners, and taking a lot of wickets with a well disguised ball that was tossed up just a little more than usual, but which had a lot more spin than his stock ball. His bowling brought out his competitive side, and I can honestly say that he made me concentrate like no-one else. He had the quick bowler's desire to blast batsmen off the pitch, but he also had the control, both physical and mental, to be able to out-think good players. Graham Elenor recalls a match where Wessex Wanderers bowled us out quickly for 110, and we gave them an extra 5 overs in which to chase our total down. Melvyn opened the attack up the hill with Graham coming down: we don't have the scorebook, but a very strong Wessex side were skittled for 90 runs, with Melvyn bowling throughout, and taking most of the wickets. Like Martin, Melvyn's personality was an important factor in how he played. On the field, he was determined, very loyal to his club, but a good sportsman. His frustration could show, but that would quickly blow over. Off the field, he enjoyed the social side of cricket, and of his status as being more than a little above average. He's only a few years older than that other great English extrovert all-rounder, Ian Botham, and many of commented on how the hairstyles in some of the photos were chosen to match Botham's look. He loved playing in friendly matches where it was possible to let one's hair down a little, but always treated opponents with respect, and he certainly enjoyed a drink with anyone who shared his love for the sport. Melvyn and Ashley Doidge became a great pair of practical jokers, and we are still trying to get the facts straight on the time when captain Graham Elenor's favourite pair of espadrilles were nailed to the changing room floor. Melvyn was a great local sportsman who contributed a huge amount – he could have played for a bigger club, but he chose to stay with Portland, and he was an intrinsic part of what is still recognised as the club's glory years.

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