DORCHESTER captain James Dunham has revealed the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League leaders remain in a good frame of mind ahead of a top-of-the-table clash at Sherborne tomorrow (1pm).

Dunham’s men lost by nine wickets to Broadstone last weekend, halting a run of eight consecutive wins, while second-placed Sherborne came a cropper against Poole, who closed to within one point of them in third.

Dorchester possess good memories against Sherborne, having claimed a solid five-wicket victory over the north Dorset side in May.

Speaking to Echosport, Dunham said: “The mood in the camp is still very high. One of the biggest things we said last week was that we win and lose graciously.

“We’d be a bit silly to think we’d win every game in this league, especially against a side like Broadstone that we’ve unfortunately lost to twice.

“It’s just about how we bounce back and look to push on. That’s how we should be looking – positively.

“It’s first versus second but both teams coming off a loss, which makes it interesting. There’s two good sides playing at a lovely ground and it should be a good game of cricket.

“Both teams will no doubt be very strong and looking to bounce back and, more importantly, looking to extend or close the gap.”

Dorchester make three changes with Dunham unavailable plus Mike Peak and Ben Macklin dropping to the second team. The trio are replaced by Jack Owens, Will Caldwell and Jack Walklett.

Dorchester: Ryall, W Caldwell, Owens, Mitchem, Anderson, Belt, J Caldwell, Barrett, Richardson, Roe, Walklett