Dorset Saturday League: Parley cruise to victory

ON THE RUN: Luke Condron in action

ON THE RUN: Luke Condron in action

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PARLEY thumped Weymouth by 88 runs and kept alive their hopes of title glory in Dorset Premier One.

An unbeaten innings of 72 from Luke Condron and a knock of 65 from Alex Nippard were the cornerstone of Parley’s 88-run success at Redlands Sports Ground.

Alex Sands bowled six stingy overs for the loss of just 17 runs while Dom Clutterbuck removed top-scorer William McKay leg before wicket for 47.

Parley won the toss and elected to bat and opener Matthew Stickland put in a solid knock of 31 before being caught by Jim Ryall off the bowling of Dan Hutchens.

Hutchens was at it again when he claimed the wicket of Tom Jacques for 15, the skipper caught by Neil Walton.

Nippard impressed before being run out and Roshan Embalagama contributed a healthy 32 alongside Condron’s weighty knock.

Weymouth’s Andy Jones damaged the tail and Parley stopped on 257 for eight before the hosts began their reply.

None of the top order really got into their stride and Sami Rathnayake (24) was the heaviest scorer from an underwhelming top four.

McKay gave the home team slight hope with 47 before he was trapped in front by Clutterbuck.

A couple of run-outs aided the Parley cause and Clutterbuck, the visitors’ busiest bowler, claimed the scalps of tail-enders David Trotter and Jones.

Weymouth were eventually dismissed for 169 as Clutterbuck claimed three for 33. There were further wickets for Ollie Green, Sands, Tom Barber and Stickland.

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