SECOND visits third in the game of the day in Dorset League Division Three on Saturday as Portland Red Triangle take their unbeaten record to Cattistock (2pm).

It is a big couple of weekends for the island side, who host current leaders Cerne Valley next Saturday with top spot potentially up for grabs for Simon Barrett’s men.

For now, the focus is on Chilrome Lane this weekend and, after posting a score of 300-plus against Parley Seconds last time out, Portland are in just the right form for a top-of-the-table clash.

Ryan Price comes in for George Munro in the only change to the Portland side that comfortably beat Parley and Barrett is looking for more of the same at Cattistock.

“We’re pretty confident at the moment having won five games and had one rained off,” he said. “But I think it will be a stern test against Cattistock.

“The Parley side was quite inexperienced but it was good to put a few runs on the board and Simon Proffitt batted really sensibly for his century.

“He gradually accelerated through his innings and allowed the other batsmen to play shots and everybody contributed to the total.”

He added: “This season we have been less reliant on certain individuals and it’s been more of a team effort.

“Most of the batsmen have scored runs and the bowlers have taken wickets.”

Cattistock are 10 points behind Portland and lost to Dorchester Seconds by eight wickets last Saturday.

In Division Five North & West, Portland Seconds are expecting another tough game when they entertain high-flying Shillingstone Seconds.

Islanders skipper Jodie Locke will look for his team to show the same battling spirit that won last weekend’s nail-biting encounter with Bradford Abbas, who go to Abbotsbury on Saturday.

Despite being two places off the foot of Division Two, Beaminster should fancy their chances when they travel to rock bottom Winton Seconds, one of six teams in the whole league who are yet to win a fixture this season.

Will Everitt’s troops are hoping to get back on track after two successive defeats and Meyrick Park presents them with the perfect opportunity to do just that.

In Division Four, Liam Toohill is back to lead Bridport at home to Pimperne after missing the narrow two-wicket loss to Sherborne Seconds.

However, unavailability in the squad has given Toohill a few selection problems ahead of the meeting at Brewery Fields.

Also in the fourth division, struggling Weymouth Longshots, who had to scratch their game against Blandford Seconds, take on Kingston Lacy at Pamphill Green.

Elsewhere, Martinstown in fourth host third-placed Bere Regis in Division One, while Martinstown Seconds visit Marnhull Seconds in Division Five North & West.

There is a huge challenge for Beaminster Seconds as the side bottom of Division Six and without a victory this term welcomes leaders Shaftesbury to the Memorial Field.

Winfrith Newburgh go to Puddletown and Charlton Down entertain Crewkerne Seconds.

After six weekends of cricket, five sides in the league – Parley, Sherborne, Christchurch, Sturminster Marshall and Swanage Seconds – still hold a 100 per cent record.