SWANAGE sealed a dramatic 10-run victory at Marnhull in Dorset League Division One.

The visitors got off to a great start with the bat through the in-form Mike Nash.

When he departed after playing a fluent innings, the momentum of the Swans was maintained by a quick-fire knock from star all-rounder, Steve Kent.

In the last 10 overs of the first innings, Charlie Dyke smashed six boundaries in quick succession and with more than 70 extras from the hosts, Swans amassed a very competitive total of 281-7 from their allotted 45 overs.

In reply, the hosts were soon under pressure due to some excellent seam bowling by both Ben Hodder and Ryan Stearn, which restricted Marnhull to just 48 runs from 13 overs.

The hosts’ middle-order increased the tempo with some positive batting and were still well in contention, needing 100 runs off the last 11 overs with seven wickets in-hand.

Their momentum was stalled when two of Swanage's youngsters in Freddie Long and Sid Nash took a wicket each in quick succession.

However, at the start of the last over, the hosts still had a good chance needing just 12 to win.

But Marnhull’s hopes were extinguished due to Long keeping his composure and only conceding four runs to ensure Swans secured a memorable victory.

The win gives Swanage 31 points from their opening two league games.