Dorset squad take second in 35 and over League

IT has proved a successful week for the Dorset men’s team, finishing as overall runners-up in Division One of the 35 and over Inter-County Championship at Eastbourne.

The squad of David Sanger, Rhys Hanger, Andrew Phillips, Jonathan Austin and Matthew Coombes won two of their matches, defeating West of Scotland and Hertfordshire before narrowly losing to the eventual winners the North of Scotland.

Linden Hardisty, Daniel Ahl, Jamie Bartlett, Justin Kraushar and John Hillman representing Devon missed out on joining Dorset next year in the top division when finishing second in Division Two (a).

Other South West finishing positions: Group 3 (b) – Gloucestershire – 1st; Group 4 (a) – Cornwall – 2nd; Group 4 (b) – Somerset – 3rd; Group 5 (a) – Avon – 4th; and Group 6 – Wiltshire – 6th.

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