DORSET continued their supreme Twenty20 form with a third successive Unicorns T20 double-header victory over Cornwall at the Leaze, Wimborne.

Key to preserving their unbeaten record was a deadly bowling display as first Brad Currie, and then Jigar Naik, shone with the ball.

In the first encounter, Max Waller’s 36 not out had helped Dorset scramble to a total of 125-5 after Tom Dinnis impressed with 3-21.

Defending a target narrowly in excess of a run-a-ball, Currie (2-14) proved miserly from his four overs as Cornwall fell 21 runs short with 104-7 – Naik also snaring 3-28.

Dorset’s improved batting display in the second contest, led by Sam Young (52) and Alex Eckland (37), set the platform for an imposing total of 156-7 despite Lewis Goldsworthy’s 3-24.

In-form Currie (2-22) removed openers James Turpin (1) and Matthew Robins (12) before Naik claimed a dazzling 4-10 from 18 balls as all Cornwall’s batsmen were out caught in making 104 all out – a deficit of 52 runs.

Dorset can seal qualification to finals day with a single victory at Wiltshire in their next double-header this Sunday.