JAMES Miller’s impressive 63 at the top of the order helped Wimborne comfortably see off Dorset Premier League rivals Christchurch.

The opening batsman struck nine fours on his way to top-scoring for the hosts in a 150-run victory at the Leaze.

Miller had helped put on an opening partnership of 112 alongside Colin Randall (32) as Wimborne opted to bat first.

Skipper Mark House (47) and Frank Turrell (53) then accelerated the scoring rate as the Minstermen posted 262 for eight from their 50 overs.

Thomas Hughes (3-64) was the pick of the Christchurch bowlers.

In reply, the visitors floundered to 52 for five when Shushrut Nasnodkar was caught off the bowling of Rob Hatchard (3-39).

And wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, with Christchurch being bowled out for a meagre 112 from 34.3 overs. Ed Bartlett (3-13) returned impressive figures for the hosts.

Wimborne currently occupy third in the table behind Dorchester and Sherborne, Christchurch are in sixth spot.

Elsewhere, a sublime unbeaten 135 from Luke Carter paved the way for Broadstone to seal a 76-run success over Stalbridge at the Delph.

The Broadstone skipper’s innings included 19 fours and one six as his side batted first.

Carter was backed up by James Park (84) as the hosts posted an impressive 309 for four from their 50 overs.

And despite a valiant effort from Stalbridge’s James Lewis (85), the visitors were unable to get near their daunting victory target and were eventually bowled out for 233.

Victory saw Broadstone climb to fifth in the table, Stalbridge are bottom with just one win from their opening nine league games.