PARLEY retained top spot in the Dorset Premier League with a 37-run victory over Dorchester.
Opening the batting, Parley scored well through Rob Gunn (45), Mark Morley (28) and Roshan Embalagama (25) on their way to 206.
Dorchester started well in response, but wickets from Neil Summerson (3-43) saw the hosts fall 37 runs short of their target, handing Parley a three-point lead at the top of the Premier Division.
Wimborne and Colehill maintained their pursuit of Parley at the top with a 20-run victory at struggling Stalbridge, but they did it the hard way.
The visitors started slowly but a tenacious performance from youngster Francis Kerins (42) got Andy Hayward’s side back on track, while Mike Kitson’s wickets (4-42) and the introduction of spinners Max Collins (2-11) and Ashley Collison (2-15) finished off Stalbridge for 110.
Luke Carter (46) started quickly, but Broadstone were 55 for three before Simon Watkins (78) came to the crease. Roy Triniman (43) also scored well before Blandford were bowled out for 82.
Greg Parsons took six for 33 while Alex White was the stand-out batsman, racking up 31 before Broadstone ended the strugglers’ resistance.
Ferndown Wayfarers took advantage of a strong start in the field, beating Poole Town by three wickets.
Robbie Stammas led the charge for the visitors (2-14) and despite a fightback in the middle of the order by Lewis Marais (30) and Kristian Wilson (15), Poole were all out for 107 thanks to smart bowling from Neil Sexton (3-19).
Wayfarers eased to their target with a strong innings from Eric Linge (24) and a composed finish from James Raftery (20).