DORCHESTER captain James Dunham is respectful of Broadstone’s firepower ahead of their Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League battle at the Rec tomorrow (1pm).

Broadstone, the 2017 champions, are the only side to have beaten Dunham’s men this season when collecting a 45-run success at Delph Woods.

Since then, Dorchester have strung together a sequence of eight wins including a magnificent 10-wicket victory over reigning title holders Wimborne & Colehill last time out.

Speaking to Echosport, Dunham insisted his troops would be “ready” for the challenge posed by the Delph outfit, who lurk in fourth, 33 points behind Dorchester at the league’s summit.

He said: “They might not have had the best of seasons but they’re the only team currently to beat us.

“With Broadstone this week and Sherborne next it could be a crucial game that we look back on at the end of the season. We know that they’ve got some really good individual players.

“It’s another test for us, which every game in this league is, and one that we’ll be ready for.”

Dunham also highlighted the variety of ways in which his side is winning games, a fact he feels is breeding high levels of confidence.

“We’re winning each game of cricket differently,” he explained. “We’re chasing scores, defending scores, bowling well, (hitting) individual scores and taking wickets, which is very pleasing.

“We’ll be taking some winning form into this game and be looking to do the same as what we have done in the last eight weeks.”

Martyn Richards and Jack Walklett are unavailable, with Mike Peak and James Caldwell coming in.

Dorchester: Ryall, Owens, Mitchem, Anderson, Belt, Peak, J Caldwell, J Barrett, Richardson, Roe, Dunham