FRANK Turrell’s quickfire knock proved crucial as Wimborne & Colehill maintained pole position in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League with a 60-run victory at Dorchester.

Turrell (54) came to the crease with the Minstermen wobbling on 94 for four and remained undefeated at they closed on 206 for six from their 50 overs.

His 57-ball stay included four fours and a six with Turrell’s unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 54 with Harrison Bowles (17) proving crucial in the final reckoning.

Earlier, Colin Randall (34) and Mark House (35) had both made starts before falling to Jack Walklett, while skipper Tom Caines (23) also chipped in.

Bowles (3-18) then removed the top three Dorchester batsmen before George Bartlett (3-26) came on to help reduce them to 65 for eight.

However, a stoic stand of 68 for the ninth wicket between Simon Mitchem and Walklett threatened to check Wimborne’s progress.

But after Caines had had Walklett (23) caught by Graham Cole and Randall had run-out Nick Roe, Mitchem (64) was left stranded as Dorchester were dismissed for 146.

Victory kept Wimborne 15 points in front of Poole Town ahead of their final two games against Shroton and Martinstown.