Bere Regis win monthly award

Cricket: Bere Regis collected the Dorset Funeral Plan League team-of-the-month award for June after picking up four wins and taking 76 points from a possible 80.

They currently lead Division One after beating promotion rivals Cattistock and Christchurch during a fruitful month.

Skipper Rich Cole was presented with a trophy and bottle of bubbly by Shane Watson from sponsors Dorset Funeral Plan.

Cole said: “We’ve had a settled squad of 13 and have a very strong second team which is helping us.

“We’ve all chipped in with the bat and spinner Dave Griffiths has taken lots of wickets as well as being economical.

“We’re lucky as many committee members give up a lot of time to help out and to coach the kids.

“So far we’re unbeaten this season but there are some hard games to go.”

Watson added: “Both Bere Regis teams have done superbly this season and the firsts deserve the award for their almost perfect performance in June.

“They beat Cattistock, Christchurch, Broadstone and Parley in what is a highly competitive league.”