SWANAGE produced their most complete team performance of the season to record a sensational last-ball win at Witchampton in Dorset Division One.

After being asked to bat on a slightly green, tinged looking wicket, Swanage recovered from the loss of an early wicket with a half-century partnership between Mike and Sid Nash.

When they were both dismissed in quick succession, with Mike making a fluent 31, the momentum of the innings was maintained by a fine stand between Antony Mahes and Mark Stacey.

Mahes fell for an enterprising 36 and Stacey made 28. The visitors were in the precarious position of 165-7.

However, due to useful contributions from the Swans’ lower-order of Ben Hodder, Steve Kent and Freddie Long, the visitors were able to post a very respectable total of 206.

In reply, Witchampton made a disastrous start losing three quick wickets to the excellent swing bowling of Hodder and Long.

Despite this poor start, the hosts re-built brilliantly through their star batter and were well placed for victory at 164-5 with eight overs to go.

However, when he was brilliantly dismissed by Mahes - who was well supported by Charlie Dyke and some good wicket-keeping by Tom Wells - the momentum swung back to the visitors.

The game continued to ebb and flow until the last over was reached, with the hosts needing just seven runs to win.

However, Ryan Stearn bowled an immaculate over - only conceding four runs to enable the visitors to record a third successive win and consolidate their place in seventh position in the table.

Swans’ second XI played hosts to Bradford Abbas in their latest Division Four clash. Swanage batted first and they also recovered from the loss of an early wicket with a half-century partnership between John Lewis and Tom Rutherford.

When Lewis fell for a solid 36 - Rutherford was joined by Simon Goldsack. They batted very enterprisingly until Rutherford was brilliantly caught going for his 13th boundary for a sublime 66. The momentum of the innings was maintained by another fine partnership between Goldsack and James Harding.

Goldsack finally perished in the quest for quick runs - making a run-a-ball 45, Harding remained undefeated on 36 as Swanage posted a very competitive total of 244-7 from their 40 overs.

In reply, the visitors were soon under pressure due to some fine seam bowling by Harding. This was maintained by the hosts spin-twins of Ron Barker and Mike Gould - together they claimed four wickets to remove the visitors’ middle order. They never recovered from this and were finally dismissed for 171. This convincing win consolidates Goldsack's teams third position in the league.