DORCHESTER captain James Dunham knows the next three games are ones they need to win, as he leads his side at Wimborne & Colehill in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier Division tomorrow (1pm).

Following the visit to last year’s champions, Dorchester host fifth place Broadstone followed by a trip to Sherborne in second, behind the county town team at the top.

Dunham told Echosport: “I think we have got a tough period coming up with Wimborne, Broadstone and Sherborne and they are the three teams that are up there at the top of the table and the teams that are probably looking on par with us and we need to win really.

“It is not really the halfway point, it is more the little period that we have got ahead of us now.

“If we can come out of that winning a couple of games then we are in a good position, so we will just focus on this week for now.”

Dorchester are currently midway through their campaign, and sit 16 points clear at the top of the table, after a narrow two-wicket win at Martinstown on Saturday.

Dunham said: “We’re halfway through the season now. It has been a very successful first half of the season for both teams.

“We have lost one game throughout the first half which if we kind of thought that at the start of the season we would be very happy so we have definitely got a happy camp at the moment.

“Now we have just got to focus on what is ahead of us each week and Wimborne, they won the league last year and it is going to be a big battle.

“Wimborne were always going to be a strong outfit and we always knew that they were going to be up there with us at the top of the table, it was only a matter of time with the players they have got.

“It promises to be a good game and one that we are going to be ready for.”

In the only two changes for Dorchester, James Caldwell and Mike Peak are unavailable, which brings back in Simon Mitchem and Martyn Richards.


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