SWANAGE cricket club has been bowled over by new sponsorship from law firm Ellis Jones.

The club – which has 150 members – has bought a mobile practice net for its thriving adult and youth teams to fine tune their skills.

Swanage Cricket Club youth co-ordinator Tim Ives said: “We’re extremely grateful for Ellis Jones’ support for the mobile net, which has enhanced our training facilities quite considerably.

“Developing an excellent partnership with such a large and established firm of solicitors has played a great part in our success both on and off the pitch.”

Swanage have three adult teams and more than 100 youth players aged eight to 15 in seven sides. Their first XI have just finished runners-up in Dorset Division One.

Ellis Jones already sponsors the club’s youth section, including playing shirts and hoodies.

In hockey, Liz Solomon and Kate Black both scored twice as Swanage & Wareham ladies overcame Southampton IV 5-0 in Hampshire Division Four. Eden Crook was also on target.

The men’s second team produced an impressive 4-2 success over Lavant in Hampshire Division Nine South.

Lewis Burt’s double put Swans 2-0 up at the break before he then completed his hat-trick. Dylan Crook also got in on the scoring for Swans.

Lavant pulled two goals back late on, but it was not to matter as the hosts held firm for victory.