Belt: We need a kick-start

CONFIDENT OF BETTER TIMES AHEAD: Dan Belt

CONFIDENT OF BETTER TIMES AHEAD: Dan Belt

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DAN Belt has set his sights on catching Broadstone as the county town look to kick-start their season again in the Dorset Premier League.

Dorchester have lost three out of their last four in the top-flight but their stand-in skipper is confident better times lie ahead.

Belt, deputising again this weekend for the unavailable Martyn Richards, told Echosport: “We’ve been playing okay and had things gone our way a bit more over the last few weeks our results may well look a bit better.

“It is just one of those things with a young team really.

“We have not really had a consistent line-up and recently things have gone against us but hopefully tomorrow we can put on a strong performance and get right back on track.

“Broadstone are only 23 points above us so if we could take maximum points off them this weekend it would give us a great chance of overtaking them before the end of the season.”

Dorchester have made a trio of changes for the trip to the Delph with James Lewis, Rob Waite and Quenton Miller replacing Jon Legg, Ian Legge and Joe Power.

Belt added: “Jon, Ian and Joe have done nothing wrong, it’s just about bringing a bit more experience in.

“The changes will give us two more bowlers and another top-order batsman which should give us a big boost.

“James looks quality and you know he is going to get us off to a good start with the bat with Pete Moxom, while Rob will add a bit of stability in the middle order.

“Then there is Quenton who has always done a reliable job at six or seven.”

He then went on to say: “Broadstone are a very consistent team that are always there or thereabouts every year and the fact they beat reigning champions Poole Town earlier in the season proves it is not going to be an easy game.

“However, if we can bat a bit better this week I am confident we can go there and get a good result.”

Belt’s side currently sit fifth in the division following four wins from eight.

Dorchester: Lewis, Moxom, Sibley, Belt, Waite, Goodhew, Miller, Caldwell, Evans, Dunham, Fitzgerald.

n Dorchester Seconds will host Martinstown at the Rec in an eagerly anticipated local derby in Division Two.

The county town outfit enter the clash off the back of successive victories against Weymouth Seconds and Poole Town Seconds but they still sit 36 points behind their near neighbours, who currently lie fourth.

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