BEN Hodder and Jon Gregory produced a match-winning partnership of 145 to guide Swanage to victory over Portland.

Swans batted first, but lost two early wickets with both Mark Stacey and Craig Wells dismissed for ducks.

John Lewis also fell for 29, leaving the hosts wobbling on 48 for three, before Gregory and Hodder embarked on a game-changing partnership.

Hodder reached 83 off just 66 balls, including 12 boundaries, while Gregory remained undefeated on 85 as Swans closed on 215 for five off their 40 overs.

In reply, Portland were soon in trouble with swing bowling from Ryan Stearn claiming a brace of wickets.

The visitors kept up the run-rate, but continued to lose wickets with Steve Ramsay and Wells each also taking two scalps.

Despite some late big hitting from the lower order, Portland closed on 195 for nine, with spectacular catches from Charlie Dyke and Freddie Long helping to clinch a 20-run success.

Swans thirds were also in action, entertaining Parley at the Nursery Ground.

The visitors batted first, but struggled to handle the seam bowling of both Pete Barker and Lily Wood, with Parley restricted to 23 for three off 12 overs.

Andrew Hancock proved to be the pick of the bowlers, with figures of three for 18 as Parley closed on 145 for nine.

And the target was comfortably chased down.

A half-century partnership between Matt Dunster and Chris Wood got Swans on their way, before Tim Ives and Tommy Battrick came in to add 21 and 22 respectively.

Wood struck the winning runs with his ninth boundary, ending the day on 64 not out with Swanage easing to an eight-wicket success.