BREWSTER Surridge’s important 89 kept Poole Town’s Dorset Premier League title hopes alive after their seven-wicket victory at Broadstone.

The opening batsman struck a crucial knock at Delph Woods as the visitors picked up their 11th victory in 15 games.

Broadstone had set a solid platform at 165 for one batting first, with Luke Carter (77) and James Park (57) both making half centuries.

But wickets then fell at regular intervals as the hosts posted 200 for six from 46 overs – the game had been reduced due to rain.

Joe Wilson (2-31) was the pick of the visiting attack.

And it was Surridge who led the charge for Poole in reply – his innings coming off 109 deliveries with 14 fours and one six.

Badrul Alam (59) and Richard Armstrong (42no) also played key roles as Poole picked up 18 league points.

They are 13 behind Dorchester, who they host at Poole Park in a crunch battle on Saturday.