TOM BEST led the charge as Dorset Disability thumped Gloucestershire Javelins at Upton St Leonards.

Needing to bounce back from the defeat suffered against Somerset two weeks earlier, Dorset got off to a good start.

Having won the toss and opted to field, Best and Josh Courtenay both took three wickets apiece with Matthew Dale holding two super catches at slip.

Wicketkeeper Andrew White was also in fine form, halting the hopes of both Andy Nicholls and opener James Bermingham.

From 38 for four, wickets continued to tumble steadily with Gloucestershire finishing on 111 for nine.

The Javelins came into the game unbeaten so far this season, but could not get close to Dorset with Best’s unbeaten knock of 46 supported by Sam Marks (11) as the visitors reached their target in 22.5 overs to win by five wickets.

Coach Alan Marks said: “It was our best bowling and fielding performance this season.

“It was the right time for Tom to bat long and slow for the win and Matthew, safe hands for two catches.”