WEYMOUTH captain Harry Mitchell has challenged the Seasiders to construct a winning run ahead of their County Division One clash at Hamworthy Recreation tomorrow (1.30pm).

Mitchell’s men collected impressive wins over Swanage and Cerne Valley in their past two games, leaping up the table to occupy second position at the halfway mark of the season.

And Weymouth face stiff competition behind leaders Cattistock from at least three clubs beneath the Redlands outfit, according to the Seasiders’ all-rounder.

He told Echosport: “For the first time this season we can try and get three wins in a row and carry on the momentum we’ve got.

“If we can churn out three or four in a row we can really stake a claim to finishing quite high in the league, but we’re not looking that far ahead yet.

“Every team (below Weymouth) in the top five could come second. If we can win a few we can hopefully make a gap between third and fourth and see where we’re at in a few weeks.”

Mitchell also expects a strengthened Hamworthy from the one that picked up an opening day three-wicket win over the Seasiders.

“I’ve heard they’ve got a few players coming back into their side,” Mitchell said. We’re in good form and they’ll be expecting to be strong at their place. We’re playing on a really good track and it’s a nice place to play cricket.

“A lot of our guys look forward to it – they’ve got a lot of fond memories there from Saturday and Sunday cricket.”

Weymouth’s Kieron Womble and Neil Walton miss out.

Weymouth (from): Wilson, Webb, M Lawes, Browne, Almond, Guyett, Mitchell, Beals, Puckett, Blackman, J Sapsworth, Urumancheri, Collins