DORCHESTER captain Jon Legg denied Bere Regis are becoming a bogey team ahead of their Wessex Internet Dorset Premier League derby tomorrow (1pm).

Legg’s men have lost their last two encounters away to Bere but possess a formidable 16-game home winning streak against all sides.

And going into their clash at the Rec, which is under threat from a dismal weather forecast, Legg warned Dorchester cannot allow Bere to get on top.

He told Echosport: “I don’t think they’re our bogey team. When we let our standards slip they’re quick to get on top, which is fair enough as they generally don’t let us back in when this happens.

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“It’s our job to not allow this. The expectation is still the same, we just have to go out and perform, look to get the win and pick up as many points as possible.”

Legg’s opposite number Brian Keegan, whose fourth-placed side are 28 points behind leaders Wimborne and 15 adrift of Dorchester, says Bere cannot afford another loss this season.

He said: “For us to get involved, we can’t afford to lose another game between now and the end of the season because of that gap.

“But we can only look at one game at a time. We’ve got a good side out, we go into it in good spirits after last weekend and there’s no reason why we can’t get a result.”

Dorchester make two changes as Jamie Stewart and Tom Joslin miss out for the returning Dan Belt and Jim Ryall.

Bere make three changes as Theo Talbot, Pete Russell and David Griffiths replace Dean Rogerson, Tim Goodhew and Gordon Fraser.

County Division Three leaders Dorchester Seconds host Bere’s second team, while Dorchester Thirds visit Swanage Thirds in Division Six (both 1pm tomorrow).

Dorchester: Legg, Jones, Ryall, Mitchem, Belt, Rajendar, Subramanian, Dunham, Barrett, Peach, Anderson.

Bere: J Keegan, Russell, Rich Cole, Talbot, S Goodhew, Robertson, Griffiths, Munnings, Murphy, B Keegan, Walbridge.

Bere main sponsor: Booth Gadenne.

Bere first XI match ball sponsor: Bere Regis Dental Practice.

Bere second XI match ball sponsor: Dorset Property Surveys.

Elsewhere in the Premier, Martinstown visit leaders Wimborne tomorrow (1pm) looking to bounce back from last week’s 25-run loss to Dorchester.

Wimborne are the only remaining unbeaten side in the Dorset League this season, Broadstone in August 2022 the last team to beat the Minstermen.

Stand-in Martinstown captain Will Maltby said: “They’re on a good run and obviously haven’t lost all year.

“We should’ve beaten Dorchester and I think we can beat Wimborne any day of the week with the team we’ve got.

“A lot of our players like playing against Wimborne, so hopefully we can take them off their throne at the top.”

Martinstown Seconds tackle Broadstone Thirds in Division Four tomorrow (1pm).

Martinstown: Nichols, S Gerety, S Williams, Lewis, Maltby, F Williams, Coombs, Durant, R Gerety, C Andrews, AN Other.

In Division One, Portland Red Triangle tackle Chalke Valley at Reforne tomorrow (1pm).

Matt Randell’s men have lost their previous two encounters with Chalke, having been beaten in the 2022 T20 Cup final and losing away earlier this season.

But Randell is confident Triangle can turn the trend this weekend.

“We’ll be looking forward to playing Chalke Valley at home,” he said. “I thought the pitch was a little bit dead at their place and it allowed them to bowl good areas on it.

“It made it hard for us to go particularly hard at them. This weekend we’ll be looking to put them on the back foot as much as possible.

“The games we’ve played against them, we’ve let them dictate the game, so we’ll certainly be looking to do the opposite this time.”

Simon Proffitt returns at the expense of Dave Clifford, with Portland yet to decide on their final line-up.

Portland’s second team visit rivals Weymouth Seconds at Redlands in Division Five tomorrow (1pm).

Puddletown, two places beneath Portland in eighth, are scrapping to avoid relegation.

Ryan Norman’s side visit his former club Swanage tomorrow (1pm) as they seek to extend the 20-point gap to Beaminster in the drop zone.

Vice-captain Adam Barrett said: “We’re on a reasonable run of form now, unbeaten in three, so we’re starting to pick up a bit of momentum.

“The batting is a lot better, we’re bowling much better areas and the availability seems to have improved.

“When we put our best side out we’re a match for anyone in the division, hopefully we can keep that going moving forward and keep picking up results.”

Puddletown will make a late call on selection, while their second side are in action at home to Cattistock & Symene Thirds in Division Five tomorrow (1pm).

Targeting promotion into Portland and Puddletown’s tier are Weymouth, who currently sit second in Division Two.

Lloyd Beals’ side visit Marnhull tomorrow (1pm) looking to make further ground on leaders Corfe Mullen.

However, they travel to a ground in Marnhull Rec where success has been hard to come by for the Seasiders in recent years.

Against a Marnhull team coming into form after a slow start, Beals said: “The last month or so is more what I expected from them at the start of the season.

“I’m sure they’re frustrated with how their season has gone so far because they have a good 11 if they can get them all together.”

He added: “This is a fixture I looked at, because our record is poor there. This team has what it takes to bring home the bacon.”

Weymouth: England, Beals, B Lawes, Gregory, Wills, Whyte, J Sapsworth, Guyett, J Armfield, Tarry, Mitchell.

Matchday sponsor: Active Mobility.

Player sponsor: Advoco Accountants.

Ground renovation sponsor: GRBS.