TWO excellent individual batting performances paved the way for Hamworthy Recreation under-11s’ cup success against Broadstone.

Hamworthy triumphed by 50 runs at Potterne Park in the East & South Dorset Cricket Cup final.

Having elected to bat first, two excellent knocks of 25 from Toby Berry and Nathan Holness set Hamworthy up in fine style.

The duo retired not out and there were further contributions from Archie Gardner (10), Ty Stroud (8*), Owen Griffiths (2) and Josh Parsons (7*).

Some 58 extras allowed Hamworthy to reach 135 for two. For Broadstone, Hetti Fox claimed one for 14 and Freya Hurlston took one for 18.

Broadstone gave a brave effort in reply but could not quite match their opponents’ strong innings.

The pick of the bunch was Freddie Pryce, who top-scored on 27 before he retired not out.

Thomas Barr also pitched in well with 14 and among the other contributors were Lucy Prest (8), Hurlston (3) and Ben Parkin (9).

Broadstone made it to 85 for seven, falling short of their target. For Hamworthy, Parsons claimed two for three, Berry one for eight and Archie Gardner one for 10.

Hamworthy Recreation: Toby Berry, Archie Gardner, Nathan Holness, Ty Stroud, Owen Griffiths, Josh Parsons, Kyle Randall, Nick Wilkie, Ben Pawlowski.