Cricket Report 2006
The final week of the season saw the Saturday side needing a win to
maintain their Div 2 status. This they duly achieved by reducing
Kingston Lacey to 92 a.o. and then scoring the required runs for the
loss of only 4 wickets.
The Sunday side maintained their end of season form by winning 3 of the
final 4 matches. The last of these was away to Bradford Abbas where the
home side were bowled out for 147. In reply Bere lost only 2 wickets
for a comfortable win and a very respectable mid table finish.
2006 Cricket Tour
After the rigours of the league season, the following weekend saw a
collection of the young and not so young, set out on the annual
pilgrimage to further the social boundaries of the beautiful game on a
tour to Oxford.
The Pilgrims had barely left the village before steam was seen
emanating from the bus.
Were we piston broke already? No, it was merely the
old geyser impression, brought about by the organisational chaos that
had delayed departure by an hour.
Despite this our destination was reached in good time, with everyone
looking forward to a meal and perhaps a late evening!
During the course of the meal the chairman received a delivery of Red
Cross parcels, which turned out to be from mothers, wives and partners
who were concerned that their loved ones were in need of a few home
comforts on their first tour.
From this we established that Pete and Nick read nursery rhymes and
that each has a teddy bear.
As the chairman was being thanked with a rendition of Terence Edward
……. the manager promptly demanded our silence and
took this as the signal for a re-enactment of Rorke’s Drift.
The Pilgrims bravely dug in behind their biscuit box wall of poker
chips for the remainder of the evening, before retiring to their rooms,
all too eager to take up the offer of visiting the hostelry up the road.
The rain that greeted the Pilgrims the following morning ensured that
no cricket would be played. A day at the races was the nearest sporting
alternative. Stratford race course was duly entered into Tom Tom and
the bus pointed in the general direction. After a journey in which the
tedium was broken only when being overtaken by an articulated lorry,
the majority spent an expensive afternoon studying anything that looked
to have a good pedigree or tight trousers.
The Saturday evening at the pub up the road was a return to tours of
yesteryear. The welcome was friendly, the juke box played long and loud
and people sang loud and long into the night. The art of playing air
guitar was again demonstrated by two of the more senior members of the
party, however the walk of life was only given 4.5 for artistic merit.
There was concern at breakfast on Sunday morning as staff searched for
a kettle which had gone missing overnight. The man from Orange admitted
his guilt, complaining that he had earlier overheard the young waitress
talking about a liking for towing, which he took to mean that she had a
caravan. His offer of a hard standing area onto which she could lower
the legs at any time was not well received and necessitated bringing a
kettle from his room with which to make a much needed cup of
Crisis averted, we finished breakfast and set off for the days cricket
Falkland Cricket Club near Newbury was a wonderful venue for the
Pilgrims Sunday tour match. Home to Berkshire for
counties cricket it has a superb clubhouse and two excellent pitches.
After being invited to bat, Bere Regis set about the home
with Dean Rogerson, Nick White and Gren Davis bringing up 100 within 15
overs. The fall of wickets, together with the threat of Portland Duck
hovering in the background, helped slow the run rate until Pete
Macklin, momentarily casting aside his Teddy, hit a swift 50 before
retiring to give Steve Cheeseman the opportunity to be adjudged plumb
lbw and claim Portland Duck as his prize.
The innings was held together by Peter Wharf until he was forced to
retire- tired, at which point Bere Regis had amassed 222 and tea was
In reply Falkland made a steady start and had moved on to
before experience was brought into the proceedings with great effect.
Pete Cheeseman produced an indescribable spell of bowling which caused
a middle order collapse,finishing with 4 wickets, only being denied a
fifth when a dolly was dropped by a fumbling playboy at cover point.
Despite this Falkland hung on to draw the match with their last wicket
pair still undefeated some 60 runs adrift of their target.
The fines committee were soon in operation at the after match social,
with the most popular decision being the fines appeal committee being
fined for daring to overrule the chairman.
Our thanks to Falkland C C for a very enjoyable day on and off the
CRICKET RESULTS 2006
Saturday Div 3
Bere Regis 163 K Brown 31, P Macklin 35, T Wilcox 29 n.o.
Bere Regis 91
Blandford II 92-1
Bere Regis 194-7 K Brown 80, S Hewitt 51 n.o.
Branksome 194 G E-Davis 3-27
Bere Regis 178 P Macklin 80 n.o. S Hewitt
26, D Rogerson 23
Sunday Div 3
Bere Regis 208-8 P Cheeseman 38 n.o. T Bennett 31,
D Rogerson 27
Sturminster & Hinton 209-7 M Tatchell 3-55, D
Bere Regis 211-5 T Bennett 91, P Fripp 46, S Hewitt
Sherborne 212-4 R Fripp 2-45
Bere Regis 107 S Hewitt
37 P Fripp 25
Ashmore 108-7 G E-Davis
3-19 A Green 2-20
Broadstone 254-3 M Tatchell 1-14
Bere Regis 258-9 M Tatchell 87, N Cheeseman 59, R
Hewitt 29, R Fripp 30 n.o.
Bere Regis 189-9 P Fripp 56, M Tatchell 48, N White 36
Marnhull 188 G
E-Davis 4-62 A Green 3-37
Evening League Div2
Cerne Valley 129-9 G E-Davis 3-25 S Cheeseman 3-34
Bere Regis 131-5 D Scott 35, S Hewitt 29 n.o. D
Rogerson 29 n.o.
Bere Regis 129 N Cheeseman 35 S Hewitt 21
Cerne Valley 124-6 D Rogerson 3-35
Bere Regis 251-4 D Scott 112, S Hewitt 78 M
Cattistock 108-8 P
Bere Regis 193-6 N Cheeseman 53, T Bennett 57
Dorchester Youth 153-7 S Cheeseman 2-13
Saturday Div 3
Pavillion Sports 209-8
Bere Regis 211-8 S Hewitt 68, P Macklin 40, I Hardy 27 n.o.
Kingston Lacey 155-9 D Rogerson 3-46
Bere Regis 122 S Hewitt 35, A Kent 21
SuttonersII 184-8 G E-Davis 4-54
Bere Regis 188-6 N Cheeseman 57, D Rogerson 43
WimborneII 179-8 D Rogerson 4-50
157 C Oram
35, S Hewitt 34, H Walker 21
Sunday Div 3
Bere Regis 143
Bere Regis 212-6 M Tatchell 132 n.o.
Abbotsbury 216-4 R Fripp 3-44
Poole Town II 149 R Fripp 4-33
Bere Regis 153-6 P Fripp 59
Evening League Div2
Dewlish 186-4 L Brady 2-55
Bere Regis 147 D Scott 57, G Davis 27
Bere Regis 125 N Cheeseman 37 P Macklin 24
129-7 G Davis 3-28
Bere Regis 147-5 S Hewitt 35 N Cheeseman 25 P
148-2 S Cheeseman 2-35
Saturday League Div 3
After a two week break due to rain the Saturday side traveled to
Cattistock. Despite the home side making a good start, a middle order
collapse and a hat-trick from Chris Oram saw Cattistock dismissed for
156. Bere then cruised to a convincing 5 wicket win
back of a solid opening stand from Dean Merritt and Kev Brown.
Rogerson 5-39 C Oram 3-35
Bere Regis 159-5. K Brown 35, D Merritt
35 N Cheeseman 32
An away trip to Branksome again saw Bere in the field and despite
containing the home side for the first half of the innings, 6 dropped
catches saw Branksome progress to 224-6.
The loss of early wickets looked to have ended Bere’s chances
Andy Kent and Nick Cheeseman, taking the attack to the spinners, led a
recovery. Despite needing a run a ball from the half way point, Pete
Macklin and Harry Walker carried the side to an impressive win with an
over to spare.
Branksome 224-6 S
228-6 P Macklin 55 n
o, N Cheeseman 46, A Kent 45 H Walker 30 n o
Sunday League Div 3
Bere Regis 150 D
Rogerson30, R Hewitt 27
Sturminster & Hinton 152-8 N
Bere Regis 192-6 P Macklin 48, R Hewitt 26
Broadstone II 149 R Fripp 4-39
Bere Regis 149
Evening League Div 2
Bere Regis 109-5 N Cheeseman
36, D Rogerson 23
Dorchester Youth 110-5 T Furlong 2-26 G
Bere Regis 121-8 M
Tatchell 27, G Price 26, G E-Davis 23
Bere Regis 134-4 N Cheeseman 66, T Bennett 39
Cattistock 150-4 G E-Davis 2-29
Bere Regis 152-3 D Scott 92 (7 sixes), S Hewitt 43
K O Cup
Winfrith 78 P Macklin 3-10 G E-Davis 3-22
Bere Regis 79-1 D Rogerson 46 n o
Bere Regis 116-5 N Cheeseman 73
St Georges 119-7 P Macklin 3-25, S
Abbotsbury 141-5 D
143-4 D Rogerson 55, T Bennett
Saturday League Div 3 Results
Bere Regis 147 a.o. K Brown 33, D Rogerson 39
197-8 K Brown 70, P
Wimborne II 140 a.o. I Hardy 3-22 G Davis 2-29 A Green 2-23
Bere Regis 145 a.o.
Sunday League Div 3 Results
Bere Regis 227-5 M
Tatchell 88, D Scott 45
Abbotsbury 213 a.o. M Tatchell 3-36 C
Bere Regis 182-7
Poole Town II 101 a.o.
Evening League Div 2 Result
Bere Regis 124-4 T Bennett 32,
D Scott 47
Abbotsbury 126-5 T Furlong 3-36
Whilst interest has focused on the field, in which time the Sunday side
has taken the honours with an unbeaten start to the season, the off
field focus has been on the refurbishment of the changing rooms. Thanks
to the efforts of John Ruskin and Paul Moss the club now has much
improved changing facilities and showers, for which the players and
club express their grateful