Bere Regis Sports Club
19th July from 7pm. Bere Regis sports club senior football 2017/2018. Interested? Please come along or express an interest if you can't make it, so we can include you!!!
Bere regis U10s are looking for players . Children need to be in school year 4/5 (September 2017 ). Please contact Malcolm Stranack or Neil Percy. Boys and girls welcome
Sat 17th June. 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.
21st June. 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.
Sat 24th June 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.
Sunday 25th 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.
Monday 26th 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.