SWANAGE picked up the team-of-the-month award for May in the Dorset Funeral Plan League – after earning four wins in as many games.

And skipper Ryan Norman admitted Swans had not expected such a successful start to the Premier League campaign.

Last month the Day's Park side defeated Shroton, Poole Town, Wimborne and Colehill and Shillingstone.

Pete Richards and Norman starred with bat and ball, while Ian Booth and Ben Baczala wielded the willow with aplomb.

The players were presented with a trophy, individual medals and a bottle of bubbly by Peter Douch, chairman of sponsors The Dorset Funeral Plan.

Norman said: “We weren’t sure what team we’d have out this season so we didn’t think we’d do this well.

“But everyone made themselves available and when we have our full side out, we’re strong.

“Everyone has contributed with bat and ball and in the field and that is a really good sign.”

Swanage made it five from five when they defeated Stalbridge in the first game of June, before seeing off Martinstown by three wickets on Saturday.

Reflecting on his team's latest win, Norman added: "We were missing a few players so the result was huge for us.

"We had a decent score to chase and losing three early wickets put us on the back foot, but Ricky King stood firm.

"Once again, Pete was good with the bat at a crucial time. Some very important contributions from Steve Kent and Matt Beard allowed me to see the the team home."