SWANAGE’S Tom Salmon was the star of the show as they sealed a 103-run success at Dorset Division One rivals Marnhull.

Salmon struck a blistering 74 from 59 deliveries before returning four for 24 with the ball at Marnhull Recreaction Ground.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Salmon led the charge for the visitors as he and Ollie Shrubsole (19) put on 93 for the first wicket.

A half century from David Goldsack (57), which included nine fours and one six, helped propel Swans to 251 all out from 44.2 overs.

Stuart Cundy did the most damage with the ball for the hosts, returning standout figures of five for 37 from nine overs.

And Salmon showed his class with the ball as Marnhull never looked like chasing their victory target in reply.

He wiped out the hosts’ top four with just 30 runs on the board to all but end the game as a contest.

There were also wickets for Steve Kent (2-22), Shrubsole (2-16) and Charlie Dyke (1-33) as Marnhull were skittled out for a miserly 148.

Victory was Swanage’s fifth win from nine games this season, they sit fourth in the table on 117 points. Leaders Cattistock are yet to lose a game in the division.