Sat 1st Results 2018

16th June - Tom Salmon once again stole the show at home to Sherborne on Saturday with a powerful 101, ably supported by the in form Craig Wells (50). Sherborne posted 206/7, held in check thanks to an excellent bowling performance by old hand Ron Barker (3 wickets) and debutante Charlie Dyke who took two wickets in his maiden bowling session in the Dorset Premiership.


9th June - Despite a solid start from in form Tom Salmon (43) Swanage slumped to 117 all out against Stalbridge.


2nd June - Away to Poole, Ryan Norman's team continue to improve and pick up points. Despite the 80 run deficit there were many positives, notably from the returning Tom Salmon who scored a powerful 70; Craig Wells also impressed as he added a further 45 runs to the 195/9 total.


25th May - Some positive steps for the 1st XI at Days Park on Saturday with Craig Wells's 63 the highlight of the innings. Ben Hodder was the only bowler to get a wicket which meant Broadstone won with 9 to spare thanks to a 90no from Luke Carter.


19th May - The still under-strength 1st XI travelled to Wimborne and put a brave fight, bowling first in the sunshine. Some disciplined bowling brought early wickets and Swanage arguably had the better of the opposition in the early stages. A strong middle order meant the home side recovered to 224 which Swanage were unable to match.


12th May - Dorchester won the toss at Days Park and put the home side in to bat. Swanage could only muster 112 runs which the visitors knocked off for the loss of 5 wickets.


5th May - Ryan Norman was forced to field a rather depleted version of a 1st XI in his first game away to Martinstown. Some early breakthroughs gave the Swans some hope but the quality of the opposition started to tell and the total (285/5) proved too much for the visitors (110 ao) despite a dogged 50no from Swans man of the match Steve Kent.

Sat 2nd Results 2018

16th June - Despite one of the best team performances with the bat led by Paul Norman (67), David Haines and Tim Ives, the 2nd XI could not capitalise at Portland. 188 looked like a good total on a wicket which had plenty in it for the bowlers, but a luck lustre performance in the field proved costly and the home side just made it over the line with a wicket to spare. Scott Orchard the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets.


9th June - Another game where a lack of runs proved decisive with only Paul Norman (34) and Tim Ives (25no) managing to make any headway with the bat, Swanage making 133/9. Things took an interesting turn when Pete Barker forced an edge behind in the first few overs but the quality of the Wareham side took its toll and the visitors made the total with overs to spare. The 2nd XI continue to find their feet with its younger players improving each week.


2nd June - The 2nd XI are starting to find some form with some of the younger players improving exponentially. Sam Willcocks once again opened the batting and took to his new role with some style scoring his first 50 to huge applause. Tim Ives and Dave Morton were the only other batsmen to contribute and so a promising start fell way with Swanage only posting 159 runs against the visitors Broadstone.


A strong bowling performance, led by Jack McDermott, bamboozled the experienced Broadstone batsmen with a mix of pace and movement which proved too good during both his spells. Charlie Dyke and Matt Dunster kept up the pressure with excellent bowling but insufficient runs and dropped catches ultimately cost Swanage the game in a tight finish.


25th May - Tim Ives recorded his first victory in a close contest against Poole on Saturday who won the toss and put the Swans in to bat. Sam Willcocks enjoyed his first spell as opener and got the visitors off to a solid start, the top order making 120 on a very difficult wicket with Charlie Dyke's powerful 44 worthy of mention. Jack McDermott's pace proved too hot for most of the Poole side but his 3 wicket haul was trumped by an accurate, and animated, performance from man of the match Mike Nash who took 6 wickets for 12 runs. A great team effort from the mixture of youth and experience.


12th May - Swanage travelled to the far flung corners of the Chalke Valley on Saturday but were unable to offer much against a better side. Despite the defeat there were some great individual performances, notably from Jack McDermott who caused the home batsmen some discomfort in the early stages, as well as taking a great catch in the deep.


5th May - Tim Ives lost most of his team to the 1st XI but, given the circumstances,  managed a reasonable 138-8 in their 40 overs against Wimborne & Colehill 3rds. The visitors got over line with 5 wickets to spare.