SENSATIONAL Mike Salmon smashed a stunning unbeaten century as Swanage saw off the challenge of Puddletown in Dorset Division One.

Salmon scored 124 from just 58 balls, as the hosts overcame the leaders by 59 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method.

Swans won the toss and elected to bat, however, they were soon in trouble losing two wickets in the second over.

But the innings was rescued by a brilliant, run-a-ball, 112-run partnership between the in-form Mike Nash and Mark Stacey.

The partnership was broken just after Stacey had struck his 12th boundary for a sublime 77.

Nash was then joined by Salmon. Together they added 55 off just 40 balls before Nash was brilliantly caught for 61, an innings which included nine boundaries.

Salmon then went into overdrive - smashing 19 boundaries all together - which included eight huge sixes and left the club needing to get a replacement window.

He remained undefeated on 124 and enabled Swanage to post an incredible 305 for six from their 40 overs.

In reply, Puddletown were soon under pressure against some fantastic seam bowling by Mike Hernandez and Ryan Stearn.

They were backed-up brilliantly by Swanage’s leg-spin duo of Steve Kent and Sid Nash.

Then, when the rain came for a final time Puddletown were just 88-1 off 24 overs, well behind the required rate to complete a memorable victory for the hosts.