DORCHESTER captain Dan Belt stressed the need for his players to maintain a professional attitude ahead of visiting winless Cattistock & Symene tomorrow (1pm).

Cattistock & Symene have been beaten twice in nerve-shredding late defeats in their past two Dorset Premier League games, while Dorchester are second in the table.

And Belt wants a ruthless performance from his side to avoid becoming the Foxes’ first victims of the season.

He told Echosport: “There’s no place for complacency. In this league anyone can beat anyone.

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“If you’re bottom, middle or top of the league you’re as good as what you are on the day. You’ve got to go into any game knowing you can be beaten.

“That’s good for the boys that they know that and they’ll go out there and put on a professional performance whenever we can.”

Dorchester make two changes to the side that beat Sherborne last time out, with Eral Anderson and Ben Macklin replacing Josh Foot and Seb Carty.

Dorchester: Ryall, Mitchem, Rajendar, Anderson, Peak, B Macklin, Legg, Belt, Dunham, Baker, Nobbs.

Elsewhere, Dorchester Seconds host Chalke Valley in County Division Two and Dorchester Thirds visit Bournemouth Fifths in County Division Six (both 1.30pm tomorrow).

Back in the Premier League, Bere Regis host promoted side Puddletown in a derby at Bere Regis Rec looking for a sixth victory in eight games tomorrow (1pm).

Brian Keegan’s men beat Broadstone by 22 runs last time out, while Puddletown were thrashed by 132 runs against Poole.

While Puddletown have lost six of seven matches this season, Keegan insisted Puddle “deserve respect” going into the derby.

He said: “We’re looking for another win but I’m conscious that they’re going to be scrapping for every point.

“We’ve got to focus on what we’re good at and make sure we don’t slip up. They beat Cattistock and they deserve respect.

“We have to turn up with the right attitude to get the win. It’s a potential banana skin for us.

“You look at the league table and think it should be straightforward but things don’t always work out that way.”

Meanwhile, Puddletown all-rounder Rob Snow vowed to continue making life difficult for their opponents.

“We’ve got in a really good place of competing and taking all the positives,” he said.

“We’re definitely learning about this league with every game and we know what we need to get better at.

“You can see the strengths of all the other teams and that’s where we need to get to – that’s the challenge.”

Bere make three changes, with unavailable trio Tim and Sam Goodhew, plus Jacob Kennard missing out. In come Rob Murphy, Dave Griffiths and Pete Macklin.

Puddletown are without Adam Weir and James Mitchell but Callum Chaldecott and Dave Morris return.

Bere Regis: M King, Russell, Robertson, Griffiths, Murphy, Payne, Rich Cole, Munnings, Rogerson, Keegan, P Macklin.

Puddletown: D Morris, Snow, Clarke, Barrett, C Chaldecott, Re Norman, Ry Norman, S Chaldecott, J Morris, J King, Fairman.

Bere main sponsor: Booth Gadenne

Bere first & second XI match ball sponsor: Rupert Guppy

Bere Regis Seconds tackle Hamworthy Rec Seconds away in Division Three tomorrow (1.30pm), while Puddletown Seconds have a bye weekend but return to action on Saturday, July 2 at home to Poole Fourths.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Martinstown are looking to build on a dramatic final-over win over Cattistock & Symene when they visit Poole Town tomorrow (1pm).

Town embark on one of the trickiest away trips on the calendar looking to improve their batting on the testing Poole Park surface.

Co-skipper Charlie Durant said: “It’s a very difficult place to go and we’ve not had any success there as a club since we got promoted.

“We played there last year and we nearly defended 98 so it shows that if you do bowl well you can get rewards.

“We’ve never applied ourselves properly with the bat. I think something like 150 there would be more than defendable.

“We’ve got a good bowling attack for a pitch like that so I think we can defend a low score.”

Martinstown are without Ed Nichols and Finlay Williams, while Dave Trotter and Fraser Hill come in.

Martinstown: S Williams, W Maltby, R Gerety, Hill, Kershaw, E Maltby, Je Stewart, Durant, C Andrews, Coombs, Trotter.

Martinstown Seconds host Broadstone Seconds in Division Three tomorrow (1.30pm).

In County Division One, Portland Red Triangle take the trip to old rivals Compton House tomorrow (1.30pm).

Both teams came up through the leagues together and were notable rivals for the County Division Two title before earning promotion.

They have now settled in Division One for several seasons but in 2022 find themselves towards the bottom of the standings, Triangle in seventh and House bottom.

Portland skipper Matt Randell said: “They’re obviously not doing particularly well but they did win on Saturday.

“We struggle going up to Compton House and play our best cricket. Certainly with the form both teams are in it sets itself up for a tight encounter.”

Ryan Price and Joe Adkins return, while star all-rounder Simon Proffitt is a possible inclusion.

Randell said: “We bring back in two batters who we would probably rely quite heavily on in terms of allowing our top order to play more freely.

“That will be nice having depth in our line-up and potentially Si is going to make himself available. That makes a massive difference, but even with Joe and Ryan it will have quite a big impact.”

Portland’s second string host Winton Fourths at Reforne in Division Five tomorrow (1.30pm).

Finally, Weymouth travel to Corfe Mullen in Division Two looking to post a fourth victory in five games tomorrow (1.30pm).

Weymouth amasses 275 in their win against Shaftesbury last time out – their first total above 200 this season.

And the Seasiders are steadily climbing the table after an inconsistent start to the season, but captain Harry Mitchell hopes Weymouth’s winning momentum can continue.

He said: “We need to carry on form what happened on Saturday.

“It was the first real substantial total we’ve made this season and the first time our batters have looked at their best as a group.

“At this stage we’ve lost more than we would’ve liked but we know what we need to do going forward.

“We’ve got to be disciplined, keep churning out performances week after week with no hiccups.”

Five players miss out from the Shaftesbury win, with Tom England, Graham Puckett and Fawas Kalathingal dropping to the seconds, Neil Walton (hamstring) injured and Dom Webb unavailable.

Weymouth have 12 players to choose from with Mitchell, Jack Sapsworth, Adam Hoyes, Alex Lark, Jonny Armfield and Joe James returning to the squad.

Weymouth (from): Mitchell, Beals, Womble, J Sapsworth, Hoyes, Lark, J Armfield, P Sapsworth, Urumancheri, Nott, James, Wilson.

Unbeaten Weymouth Seconds host Swanage Thirds in Division Six tomorrow (1.30pm).

Weymouth II: Blackman, England, Anderson, Keane, Kalathingal, West, Puckett, Patel, Somaratne, Whyte, Reed.