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Parley Dorset XI

Parley Dorset XI

Parley Dorset XI

Captained by Rob Franks

Parley play in the Wessex Internet Dorset County League 6E

Outdoor Training and Nets - Every Thursday evening from April 25th at 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

New Players Always Very Welcome - Come along to one of our weekly sessions and meet the players




4 May (A)



11 May (H)


Won by 80 runs

18 May (A)



25 May (H)

Royal Challengers Sports Club

Lost by 10 wickets

1 June (A)

Chalke Valley

Lost by 5 wickets

8 June (H)


Lost by 5 wickets

15 June (A)



22 June (H)


Lost by 76 runs

29 June (A)


Lost by 8 wickets

6 July (H)


Swanage conceded

13 July (A)


20 July (H)

Poole Town

27 July (A)

Royal Challengers Sports Club

3 Aug (H)


10 Aug (A)


17 Aug (H)


24 Aug (A)

Poole Town

31 Aug (h)

Chalke Valley

Dorset XI Match Reports 2024

Parley 4s vs Chalke Valley Lions - Saturday 1st June

A young team comprising of 4 x u13s and 1 x u15 arrived in Bowerchalke to a stunning ground with was very picturesque. 

Losing the toss we were asked to bat first, opening up was Chris Smith and u13 Jake Courtiour we dug in well before Jake was sadly out caught behind. Another u13 Kier Humpfrey strode to the crease full of confidence and tried to stamp his authority on the game playing some lovely shots before departing for 8.

Chris Smith while still at the crease looking good playing his shots with Liam Carpenter in support .

Liam departed for 3 and Harry Coole started well but got bowled for 3. Kieran Humpfrey jogged out to the crease and soon boomed a huge 6 before sadly departing on 12.

Matti Withnall in at number 7 played some lovely shots and looked to try and take the game to the Chalke valley bowlers. Chris Smith eventually got out for a great knock of 39 which bought Ben Phillips to the crease but didn't trouble the scorers getting out 1st ball.

Another of our u13s Harry Franks was next in and the double act of Rob Lewis and Rob franks prayed he would survive long enough for them both to pad up! Thankfully Harry was very watchful and patient and between him and Matti they steered the innings to its conclusion of 118-7 from our 40 overs. (Matti 16 not out and Harry 14 not out ) the tail certainly wagged! This left the 2 Robs breathing a sigh of relief ad they wernen't needed to wield the willow on this occasion.

A wonderful tea was given and devoured and we got underway trying to defend a relatively low score on a fantastic deck which got better.

The Chalke Valley batters started well until Kieran Humpfreys left arm swing trapped one of the openers LBW for 4.

Ben Phillips opened up from the other end and was soon in the wickets himself and was pick of the bowlers with 2-18 .

Harry Franks and Matti Withnall both bowled well and made sure the Chalke batters had to be patient (Harry 0-13 and Matti 0-17) 

This bought on the team version of the 2 Ronnie's in Rob franks and Rob Lewis who both bowled well but had no luck early on with Rob Lewis having 3 catches dropped. Thankfully they both managed to bag a wicket apeice (Rob Lewis 1-22 and Rob Franks 1-29) coupled with 2 great catches from Harry Franks , 1 from Chris Smith and 1 very sharp catch from wicketkeeper Liam Carpenter. 

Sadly Chalke valley managed to get to their target at the end of the 22nd over.

Even though the result went against us the most pleasing thing was seeing our youth players who have all come up through the youth system from u8s playing well and competing in adult cricket.

Every single one of them can be super proud of themselves.

The futures bright The futures parley ! 

A massive thank you to Chalke Valley who were an absolute pleasure to play against and made us all so very welcome. We look forward to the return fixture in a few months time.

Parley 4s vs Christchurch 3s - Saturday 11th May.

Parley 151-9

Christchurch 71 all out

Basking in beautiful sun the Parley 4s arrive at Wareham recreation ground for a home game due to Littledown being unavailable. 

In our team we had no less than 6 debutantes.

Pete Ellis and kieran Humpfrey were the adult debutants and 4 of our u13s which were Harry franks , Jake Courtiour ,Kier Humpfrey and Harry Coole and father and son combinations of Kieran and Kier Humpfrey and Rob and Harry franks. Great to see.

Winning the toss (yes Rob Franks actually won a toss) and we decide to have a bat.

Opening up were Chris smith and Steve Roe.

We found ourselves in a bit of strife at 23-3 Harry Coole batted sensibly to stop the flow of wickets.

After drinks we had father and son duo of kier and Kieran Humpfrey at the crease who put on a great partnership of 70 odd before we lost both players. ,Kier falling for a fabulous debut knock of 40 and Kieran a patient 28.

Roman Mitchell came in at 8 and with some lusty blows went for a run a ball 25 taking our total to 151-9 from our 40 overs.

We went about defending the total with opening bowlers Roman Mitchell and Rob Lewis keeping things very tight and bowling well.

We got a break thorough from another u13 debutante Harry Franks bowling the Christchurch opener through the gate, then Harry picked up his second wicket of the match with a very sharp caught and bowled.

Kieran Humpfrey bowled some lovely left arm swing and was very economical and put the pressure on the batters.

After drinks adult debutante Pete Ellis bowled superbly getting a couple of wickets and Rob franks chipped in with 3 wickets of his own.The final wicket fell to another u13 debutante Harry Coole to wrap up the win for Parley.

A special mention to Jake Courtiour who took a smart catch off the skippers bowling! And to Steve Roe for some great stuff behind the stumps 

The most pleasing thing about the whole day was seeing so many youth players across both parley and Christchurch teams with 8 out of the 22 players all u16.


Kier humpfrey 40

Kieran Humpfrey 28

Roman Mitchell 25

Chris smith 20 

Rob franks 6-3-11-3

Pete Ellis 5-2-3-2

Harry franks 5-1-14-2 

A massive well done to all players for a throughly enjoyable game and a brilliant win.

Thanks must also go to Wareham cricket club for allowing us to use their ground at short notice to ensure the game was able to go ahead.

Next week we travel to Swanage in what will be another enjoyable encounter.

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