DINTON made it five wins out of five, as they crushed visiting Michelmersh and Timsbury by nine wickets.

Having lost the toss the home side found themselves in the field to start with for the first time this season.

Dinton’s opening bowlers were on the money from the start making run scoring difficult for the visitors.

James Nuttall produced a great spell of six overs as the 14-year-old conceded just six runs.

Only 16 runs came from the first 12 overs, and it was in the 12th over that the first wicket fell as Dinton’s skipper Richard Cridge trapped his opposite number Stuart Brooks leg before.

Nick Gale replaced Nuttall and struck in his opening over and then Cridge (2-13) had Michelmersh 26-3.

Nick Tubb (33) was joined by Fazal Karimi (21) and the pair frustrated the home side for 13 overs as they added 51 for the fourth wicket.

Most of the runs came through the arc from long-on to wide deep mid-wicket, they gave a few chances some dropped and some falling into spaces.

The score had moved onto 77, when Rich Pearce bowled Tubbs, and shortly after Rob Middlecote had Karimi spectacularly caught at mid-wicket by Gale, the writing on was on the wall for the innings.

Indeed, it would now last just a further seven overs and muster 20 more runs as the visitors being bowled out for 97. Pearce finishing with most economical figures of 4-4-0-2 and Middlecote returned 3-24

As the Dinton openers took to the field they knew that for their side to gain maximum points they would need to return to the pavilion with the job down and both with a not out.

This they almost did Rich Pearce stepping up to open with Tom Patrick in the absence of Ben Coombes.

They batted well together anything loose was dispatched to the boundary, but they were watchful with the good deliveries.

They almost had the job done when, with only 10 runs to get, Ian Clark (1-8) induced a false stoke from Patrick to dismiss his for 28.

The innings would only last another seven balls. Pearce bringing proceeding to a close with another boundary.

Pearce finished undefeated on 57 and Andy Nuttall five not out.

This Saturday, Dinton travel to Ashford Hill looking to extend the winning run to six.

Dinton Cricket Club are holding a Cricket and Multi Sports Summer School from Monday July 30 to Thursday August 2 (9am to 3pm) which is open to boys and girls aged five to 12.

All coaching overseen by qualified coaches and the cost is £60 for four days or £18 for one day

For more info contact Rich Cridge on dintoncc@talktalk.net or ring 07804947586.