SWANAGE'S 15-year-old star all-rounder Sid Nash struck his maiden century in a comprehensive victory for the club’s second XI during their Dorset Division Four encounter at Broadstone.

Broadstone batted first and got off to a flying start despite the best efforts of Sam Marks and Lily Wood.

The hosts continued to bat positively throughout their innings and were rewarded with a very respectable total of 230-4 from their 40 overs.

In reply, Swanage made a solid start against some hostile, seam bowling.

Having seen off the opening bowlers, John Lewis and Nash's partnership blossomed. Fittingly, Nash brought up his maiden century with a towering six - his 17th boundary off 85 balls.

Although he fell shortly after for 103, he had played his part in a match-winning stand of 192.

Lewis struck the winning runs with his 12th boundary to remain undefeated on 87 and secure an eight-wicket win.

Also on Saturday, Swans’ first XI were involved in another final over nail-biting finish against Wimborne at Days Park in Division One.

The visitors batted first and were under pressure due to some excellent bowling by Freddie Long and Ryan Stearn, restricting them to 67-3 off 19 overs.

The visitors’ middle-order started to accelerate, batting much more positively and by keeping wickets in hand, were able to reach a competitive total of 245-4.

In reply, the hosts recovered from the loss of an early wicket through a partnership between Pete Richards and Mark Stacey. When Stacey was unluckily dismissed for a fluent 35, the momentum of the innings was maintained by Antony Mahes and Long - together they put on a half-century partnership at seven runs an over.

When Long was dismissed, Mahes was joined by Steve Kent. Together they batted positively and looked to be guiding Swans to victory until Mahes was brilliantly caught for a sublime 73.

At the start of the last over, Swanage needed 10 to win. The victory was secured by Kent smashing two boundaries - the second of which was off the penultimate ball to remain undefeated on 29 and secure a memorable success.

Swanage’s third XI recorded a resounding 98-run win at Cattistock, posting 164-5 before bowling out the hosts for 66 in reply.

Outstanding contributions came from Pete Barker, James Harding, Tim Ives, Alan Marks, Gary Marsh and Sam Wells.