Chalking up a fine set of results in Division 4 in Dorset Cricket League Division 3 led Chalke Valley Cricket Club, which plays at Bowerchalke, to a county title from sponsors The Dorset Funeral Plan.

Chalke Valley was Club of the Season because it lost only one game, and player of the season was Jon Legg who made 871 runs and took 27 wickets for Cattistock.

Nick Douch from sponsors The Dorset Funeral Plan said: “My family’s connection with cricket in the county go back a century and it is wonderful to still be involved.

“I’d like to congratulate all the winners, particularly Dorchester for taking the Premier League title.

“Another real positive this year is the improvement of the playing surfaces, which makes the games more enjoyable for everyone.

“As we all know, leagues and clubs simply don’t exist without the volunteers who sacrifice much of their own time – they all deserve our thanks.”

Premier League winners Dorchester (l-r) Dan Belt, Nick Douch from sponsors The Dorset Funeral Plan, Jim Ryall, James Dunham, Nick Roe, Simon Mitchem, Josh Foot