DORSET 118 & 149 lost to DEVON 310-8 by an innings and 43 runs

EMBARRASSED captain Chris Park was stunned by his side’s batting order collapsing twice, as Dorset were walloped by an innings and 43 runs well inside two days against Devon.

Park’s charges could only occupy the crease for a combined 82.5 overs across their two innings before losing all 20 wickets at Dean Park.

In contrast, Devon batted their full quota of 90 in the first innings, posting 310-8 which proved far too much for the home side to handle.

On his group’s batting woes, Park told Echosport: “Every single batsman in the top eight, the people who are responsible for the runs, haven’t contributed in the last two innings which is quite embarrassing I have to say.

“With the batting line up we had over the last two days nobody expected that, but it’s down to individual people to be accountable for their wicket.

“We are trying to remain positive but it has been a problem for two seasons now that we need to bat time and bat overs.”

Skipper Park also admitted that the heavy defeat may spring some changes, and also hinted that some fresh blood may now come into the Dorset ranks.

“It’s a huge wake-up call to every batsman in our side and there are going to be a couple of changes just to put things right,” he added.

“That could also mean giving an opportunity to one or two debutants as well, they could get the chance to find out what minor counties cricket is all about.”