Bere Regis Cricket Club
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Bere’s 1st XI ventured to one of their least favourite grounds at Broadstone, with the memory of last season’s loss in the final game which deigned them promotion, still fresh in their memory. However the newly found confidence with which they have played all this term, ensured there would be no repeat.
Batting first, Broad stone posted a below par score of 208 – 5, Groves 66no, Lead biter 64no. In reply Bere were never troubled and reached their required total for the loss of only 3 wickets, N White 40, Rob Murphy 56 no. 17 points saw them consolidate their position at the top of the league.
2nd XI. The second string entertained league leaders Symene determined to stake their claim for the league title. Sensible batting saw Bere post a fine total of 233 for the loss of 9 wickets. Symene in reply never got on top of Bere’s opening attack of Jacob White and Jacob Kennard and great swing bowling by S Nair, with 3 wickets for 19 runs, saw Bere to an easy victory by 96 runs. The win saw the home side, who still have a game in hand, replace Symene at the top of the league.
Evening league, K O Cup. The evening league side have found wins hard to come by this season. But at long last found some batting form in the Cup quarter final match at home to Dorchester Casuals. Batting first they amassed a formidable total of 207, Pete Macklin leading the way with 93. In reply DC chased hard from the start, but needing to score at over 10 runs per over from the start, proved too much. They closed on 156.
saw title rivals Christchurch travel to Bere Regis in an attempt to overhaul the home side. However a disastrous decision to bat first back fired on the visitors, with spin twins Dean Rogerson and David Griffiths who both took 3 wickets, proving almost unplayable. Tea was taken early with Christchurch 104 all out. Bere reached the small target with the loss of only 4 wickets, they remain top of the league with a 26 point margin.
The seconds with promotion hopes of their own travelled to Bournemouth, who languish in the lower half of the league. Batting first the visitors once again posted a total in excess of 200 closing on 225 – 8, Jacob Kennard 62, Ceiran Woodhouse 47 and skipper Andy Kent 42. With bowlers Kennard and Woodhouse both taking 3 wickets, it soon became apparent why Bournemouth are at the wrong end of the table. They ended on 80 runs all out.
saw the latest round of the newly formed TT25 over competition at the Rec, with old rivals Swanage being the visitors. A thoroughly enjoyable game ensued, with Bere dads and lads scoring 156 – 8, and Swanage replying with 100 all out. The ethos of these games is to play cricket in the sporting manner in which the game was intended, with points awarded for fair play as well as points for batting and bowling.
saw the midweek side play Puddletown in the cup semi-final, at Plush. Once again strong batting saw Bere post a competitive 156 – 5, Nick Cheeseman leading the way with a hard hitting 32. In reply Puddletown made a horrific start, losing 3 wickets with only 2 runs on the board. A mid innings recovery gave them some hope, but accurate slow bowling saw wickets fall easily at the end. Puddletown ending on 88 all out. This victory saw them through to the Final on Friday 7th July, which will be played on their home pitch at the Rec.
Bere Regis entertained Parley in their latest game in Dorset Division 1. Parley won the toss and invited Bere to bat.
Bere started slowly against some accurate bowling, but steadily built on a sound opening partnership, with middle order batsmen Tim Goodhew 46, and Rob Murphy 40, Bere closed their innings on 226 - 7.
In reply, Parley never threatened the score, apart from the number 6 who finished on 68 no. Matt King found enough energy in the tank to return bowling figures of 5 - 23, in the end Parley managed only 140.
This was Bere's 6 straight win, but next weeek they travel to Broadstone, who by beating Bere in the closing fixture last season denigned them the League title.
Bere's second XI are playing in Division 6 this season which is turning out to be a division of two halves.
Visiting Winton Oval has not been the happiest of experiences in the past for Bere, but this time roles were reversed. Bere ammased a formidable 323-5. J Kennard led the way with 109, his Maiden Ton for the club. He was supported bt Tom Bennett 78, and new boy Ciab Evans with 55.
In reply Winton could only manage 47 all out. Santosh Nair4 - 17, and C Woodhouse 3 - 4, were the main wicket takers.
Wayfarers, 148. G Russell 3 - 35. Bere 142, J Kennard 32, B Moss
22. A narrow defeat for the Dads and Lads XI, but a very enjoyable
game, played in the proper spirit of the game.
The Hack is back.
Bere Regis 1st XI travelled to league newcomers Cattistock looking to make it 5 straight wins in a row.
Cattistock batted first, but from the start found runs hard to come by. The bere bowling unit who have found it difficult to bowl sides out in recent weeks, returned to somewhere near their best form, and with Crispin Caron- Brown and team heart throb Rich Payne each taking 3 wickets bowled the hosts out for a below par, 159.
In reply, a rain interupted 2nd innings saw Bere reach their ammended total of 144 with only the loss of 4 wickets. Matt King was once again in mercurial form scoring an unbeaten 69, and was ably supported by Dave Griffiths with 23, also not out.
Bere remain at the top of Div 1 with 98 points, having dropped only 2 points so far.
Next Saturday see's the 1st XI entertain Parley who dropped down from the premiership last term.
The second XI, looking to push up the table enertained Stalbridge 3rds at Puddletown Rec.
Stand in skipper Paul Smith and 2iC Adi Moore embarked upon the old stategy of win the toss, bat long and deep and post as many runs as you can. All seemed will until Smith ran opnening partner Tom Bennett out, and was then bowled all ends up himself. Symes and Woolley repaired some of the damage to Bere's hopes, but it was left to youngsters Jacob Kennard with 87, and Lawrence White with 27, assisted by A Moore to see the Total past 200. Bere ended their 40 overs with 209 for 9 wickets.
Stalbridge found runs hard to come by from the start. Jacob White lead the way with the ball taking 3 wickets for only 9 runs, and with 15 year old players, Jacob George and Tom Padgett both bowling well saw Stalbridge oly managing to make 60 runs , all out.
The 1st XI continued their impressive start to the season with an emphatic win away at Wimborne / Coleshill 2nds. Batting first Bere posted a competitive 234 for 2 wkts, mainly thanks to Nick White's 99 not out. In reply Wimborne struggled from the start and were never in the match. A return to Bowling form from Brad Moss saw him claim 4 wickets, and Wimborne could only score 79 all out.
20 points saw Bere claim top spot in Division 1
The 2nd XI, playing at home batted first and thanks to a fine inings of 49 from Jacob Kennard recovered from a poor start to score 159 all out.
In reply Wimborne /Coleshill 4ths found scoring difficult against Bere's opening attack of Ciernan Woodhouse and the impressive Kennard. But steady middle order batting saw them close in on the required total, however a late flurry of wickets gave the home side renewed hope of victory, but once again some indifferent fielding and catching allowed the visitors to reach the total with 2 wickets in hand.
Result of the Swanage v Bere Regis match.
Bat points Bowling points, Win, Fair play points.
Swanage, 108 - 7. J. Mcdermitt 23 run out. 4 1 - 10
B Regis, 109 - 1. C. Woodhouse 30 retired. 5, (4+1) 5 10 10
A wonderfull game, in which young players from both sides played all the prominent roles.
1st XI Cricket
Bere Regis started the new season with a narrow win over Poole 2nds.
Batting first , Bere posted a respectable 200 - 8, mainly thanks to a fine innings by Matt King.
In reply Poole lost early wickets being 45 -6 at one stage. A middle order stand of 100+ saw them back in the match, but 2 run outs to some fine fielding saw them end on 186.