Cricket: Wimborne & Colehill fall victim to Swanage squeeze at the Leaze

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JEM Warner claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Wimborne & Colehill fell victim to the Swanage squeeze at the Leaze.

Spinners Warner (5-25) and Ian Booth (2-27) put the brakes on after the hosts had made a promising start in reply to Swanage’s 202 for nine.

With Tom Caines and Simon Woodruff both looking in good form, Wimborne & Colehill had reached 100 for two from 23 overs as Swanage struggled to make inroads.

However, Mike Salmon’s sharp catch at slip split the partnership as Warner made the breakthrough to see off Woodruff (18) in his second over.

James Williams was caught behind by Lewis Kirby off Booth’s off-spin and the contest was still delicately poised at the drinks break with the hosts on 105 for four.

Warner and Booth then started the squeeze, the pair working in tandem to ensure the pendulum would swing in Swans’ favour.

A moment of brilliance from Warner ended the Velcro-like grip Caines (47) had on his stay at the crease, a beautiful googly baffling the batsman and trapping him in front.

Warner ripped apart the Wimborne & Colehill lower order and only Jim Miller’s unbeaten 36 saved the hosts from further blushes as they were dismissed for 169.

Earlier, Swanage’s total had been built around a third-wicket stand of 85 between Matt Thomas (59) and Wimborne old boy Francis Kerrins (55) with James Williams (3-42) and Joe Weld (3-34) among the wickets.

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A devastating opening spell from Trembath saw him reduce Parley to 42 for six, the paceman ripping through their top order to claim all six victims.

Ollie Green (56) led the Parley recovery and, with Jack Rowett (32), Luke Condron (22) and George Wilson (21) all chipping in, the visitors repaired the early damage to post a challenging 199.

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  • Weymouth (121-4) beat Stalbridge 184 by six wickets after being set a revised target of 120.

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