WEYMOUTH captain Harry Mitchell has urged the Seasiders to be “brave” with an aggressive approach to their County Division One tussle at Shillingstone tomorrow (1.30pm).

Mitchell’s men lost narrowly to last season’s runners-up Hamworthy Recreation with just nine balls remaining on Saturday and the Weymouth skipper is keen to notch victory against a side relegated from the Premier League in 2017.

He told Echosport: “We’ve got a really well-balanced side this week. Everyone can bat down to 10 and GP (Graham Puckett) is no mug with the bat, either.

“We have a lot of strength in depth and I want to be a bit more aggressive this week, try and take a different approach, score a couple more runs an over.

“If we can get to 250 against anyone with our bowling attack we’ll be able to defend that, so I think we can be a bit more brave, use the new ball in our favour with the bat and push up to a bigger score.

“Then with our bowling attack we’ve got so many options, spin, pace, left-arm, right-arm.”

On the challenge posed by Shillingstone, who last week lost to Swanage by 89 runs, Mitchell added: “I don’t really know too much about them. I think they’ll be strong at their place, it’s quite a square ground. We’ll definitely have a field first and see how they play from there and back our guys.”

Ben Lawes, Dave Blackman (broken toe), Jack Sapsworth and Paul Collins are replaced by Simon Browne, Kieron Womble, Neil Walton and Lloyd Beals.

Weymouth: Webb, England, M Lawes, Browne, Womble, Walton, Mitchell, Dalvi, Beals, Urumancheri, Puckett