A STUNNING unbeaten 152 from Broadstone’s Luke Carter knocked Wimborne off top spot in the Dorset Premier League.

The wicketkeeper-batsman struck a staggering 25 fours and four sixes to carry his bat in an innings which lasted 130 balls.

A nine-wicket victory left Broadstone fourth in the table, while the Minstermen surrendered the advantage at the summit to title rivals Poole, who overcame Shroton at Poole Park.

On winning the toss and electing to field at the Delph, Broadstone restricted the visitors to 266 after bowling them out with three deliveries to spare.

After Wimborne’s Mark House (53) had been dismissed to leave the score on 159 for six, they were indebted to some power hitting from James Williams.

He struck five maximums as part of a 24-ball 43 to help boost his side to what seemed a competitive total.

Broadstone’s Caleb Rowe (3-43) was the pick of the hosts’ attack while Ashley Collison (3-64), Mike Holm (2-55) and Elliott Leadbeater (1-18) also picked up wickets.

In reply, the hosts put the Wimborne bowlers to the sword.

Carter and James Park (46) put on 150 for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed leg before by George Bartlett (1-44).

That was to be the only second innings breakthrough as Daniel Cook (46) was left unbeaten alongside Carter with Broadstone cruising to 269 for one from 42.3 overs.

Poole all-rounder Badrul Alam played a starring role against Shroton to send his side to the summit.

He claimed five Shroton wickets and scored 35 as Dolphins secured a 74-run triumph.

After electing to bat first, the hosts lost Ben Edgell without scoring before Alam and Jem Hai (48) put on 83 for the second wicket.

Shroton continued to probe with Christian Anstee (4-35) doing the majority of the damage to leave the hosts struggling at 133 for eight.

But some tail-end resistance from Poole’s Joe Wormington (26*) and Joe Wilson (22) ensured the title-chasers posted 194 all out from their 50 overs.

In reply, Shroton looked set to threaten the victory target having reached 61 for one.

But the introduction of Alam (5-24) – the fourth bowler used by the hosts – paid huge dividends in earning Poole their ninth win of the campaign.

He ripped through the middle order as Shroton fell to 92 for nine.

Despite number 11 Ryan Doble (21) looking to counter late on, he eventually fell to Wormington (3-11) as the visitors were bowled out for 120.

Poole’s Wilson (1-11) and Tom Robinson (1-31) also picked up wickets.

Having earned a 19-point haul, Dolphins surged past Wimborne to earn an 11-point advantage. Third-place Dorchester are 22 adrift.

The top two are set to do battle at the Leaze on Saturday (1pm) in what promises to be a tense encounter.

Alam struck an unbeaten 82 when Poole beat Wimborne by seven runs earlier in the campaign.