SWANAGE sealed a comprehensive 163-run victory over Compton House in their latest Dorset Division One clash.

The hosts batted first and got off to a solid start with a half-century opening partnership between John Lewis and Mike Nash. Although, they were both dismissed in quick succession after making 32 and 29 respectively.

But the momentum of the innings was maintained by the in-form Mark Stacey - who batted beautifully for his second consecutive half-century (66).

He was ably supported by Ben Hodder, who struck a fluent 39, and Craig Wells who remained unbeaten on 48, as Swanage amassed a very imposing total of 256-7 from their 40 overs.

In reply, the visitors were soon under pressure due to some fantastic seam and swing bowling by both Hodder and Ryan Stearn, who claimed three and two wickets respectively to reduce the visitors to 55-5.

The visitors never recovered from this, with wickets continuing to fall regularly to Steve Ramsay, Nilan and Steve Kent, as they were finally dismissed for just 93.

Also on Saturday, Swanage’s second XI suffered a seven-wicket defeat at Division Four rivals Royal Challengers Sports, despite a brilliant half-century stand between Charlie Dyke (49) and Sid Nash (44).

The club’s third XI secured a convincing eight-wicket win at Lytchett in Division Five East & South. Sam Marks picked up five wickets and Tim Ives made a sublime, unbeaten 71.