DORSET skipper Chris Park believes “there are still areas to improve on” as his side lock horns with Oxfordshire in a three-day contest at Chapel Gate, starting tomorrow (11am).

With a win, a loss, and a draw from their three opening MCCA Championship Western Division fixtures so far, Dorset currently sit third in the regional table, with 39 points.

They are currently five points and five places above Oxfordshire at present and Park is confident there is more to come from his charges.

“Hopefully one or two players can put their hands up and we can get 20 wickets as a side again. There are still areas to improve on,” he told Echosport.

“I’d like to see an improvement in our fielding, our concentration, and a little bit in the energy levels but that’s something that we have spoken about.”

The skipper is also keen to see his side excel with the bat and is backing opener Sam Collins to back up his maiden Minor Counties century, recorded in the win against Herefordshire last time out.

“Sam is obviously staying in the side and I am looking forward to playing solid cricket again,” he added.

“We want to bat our 90 overs and take the game deep into the third day.

“I think he (Collins) is looking forward to playing a home game because the three games he has played have all been away.

“It was a little bit of a shame actually, his dad comes to support him here, there, and everywhere. The one game he missed, Sam went and got a hundred on the day!”

Sam Thomson and Josh Digby are both set to return for Dorset and, in a change from their originally listed squad, James Hayman is back in for Luke Webb.

Dorset: Collins, Digby, Porter, Ellis, Park, Eckland, Naik, Wolstenholme, Thomson, Hayman, B Currie 12th man: Wilson