SPORT: Team of the month for cricket’s quadruple winners


Four straight wins for Broadstone Cricket Club’s first XI was not the only thing to celebrate this season, as the club won the team of the month award this July.

During the month they defeated Shroton, Dorchester, Wimborne and Colehill and Martinstown and pushed themselves into third spot in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League. The team, which plays home games at The Delph, are targeting a top three finish. quadruple 

Rupery Oakley from the sponsors, presented the team with a trophy, medals and a bottle of bubbly.

Skipper Luke Carter, whose runs were important through July, said: “We came fifth last year and wanted to improve on that.

“July was a great month with James Park and Dan Cook making plenty of runs. Both made about 200 during the month.

“We also beat league leaders Dorchester, which means we have beaten them twice this year.

“The wickets were spread around with Mike Holm, Matt Spraggs, Steve Trembath, Ashley Collison, Pete Russell, Pete Thompson and Caleb Rowe all contributing.

“And the bowlers were well backed-up in the field.”

Rupert went on to say that: “It is a highly competitive league with Dorchester and Poole leading the way with Broadstone hot on their heels.

“To go unbeaten through July – including a win against Dorchester – meant Broadstone first XI were worthy winners.”


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