DINTON made the short trip to Broughton on Saturday and chalked up their 12th straight win of the season, as they won by 104 runs, writes RICH CRIDGE.

With a break in the oppressive heat of the last few weeks and some over night rain Dinton were not disappointed to lose the toss and find themselves batting first.

Broughton struck the first blow, the visitors losing their 1st wicket with just 19 runs on the board.

However, as happened so many times this season Ben Coombes and Rich Pearce combined to put together a match defining partnership.

They had to be watchful to begin with in the face of some tidy bowling from the home side.

At the half way stage Dinton were only on 69 some way behind their usual run rate, but crucially they had only lost one wicket.

The pair had added 95 when Broughton skipper Malcolm Yates had Pearce caught at long on for a well-made 51.

As Dinton started to up the run rate their job was made more difficult by some very defensive fields being set.

Although boundaries were hard to come by it did leave space for plenty of singles.

Coombes fell being caught at long on for a 69 as he passed 1,000 runs for the season in the 31st over, with Dinton still 49 runs short of the 200 run mark.

Chief finisher Dan Syckelmoore then arrived at the wicket the 200 marked was never in doubt.

Syckelmoore saw a number of partners come and go as risks were taken.

Dinton closed their innings on 216-8. Syckelmoore out in the final over for a well made 35. Simon Jones was the pick of the home bowling taking 2-15 from his allotted eight overs.

After tea with some dark clouds gathering Dinton knew they had to bowl well to be in as strong a position as possible in case the rain came.

This they did reducing Broughton to 14-3 after just nine overs.

At which point Dinton made a double bowling change.

Leg spinner Rob Middlecote was brought on to replace Pearce (2-5) as Dinton looked to get thought the overs a quickly as possible in case of the aforementioned rain.

Dinton’s skipper Rich Cridge (2-30) replaced the Sean Howell (1-9) who was taken out of the attack thanks to a shoulder injury.

But this gave the home side little rest bite as they got further and further behind the run rate.

At drinks they were 41-4.

After refreshment which Broughton looked to play more shots realising maybe that there was nothing to be gain from blocking the rest of the match out.

Dinton did not mind this as it allowed for more wicket taking opportunities.

Martin Stennings but in a good bowling shift taking two wickets in his 8 over conceding 33 runs.

When he had finished his work Middlecote (2-19) was brought back on and instantly made an impact taking two wickets in his first over.

They game came to its conclusion in the following over Andy Nuttall (1-14) bowling the last man to seal a 104 run victory for the visitors.

Next week Dinton host Farley at the Rec.