FELIX Organ starred with bat and ball as Dorset staged a thrilling late rally against Herefordshire to end day two of their NCCA Championship clash firmly in the driving seat at Eastnor.

Dorset were 315 runs ahead after their first innings, although Herefordshire steadily ate into their advantage.

But Hampshire star Organ picked up the key wicket of Worcestershire batter Josh Dell (36) - both men signed up by the National Counties sides to play this season.

Fair Oak slow left-armer and debutant Charlie Gwynn then took his maiden wicket for Dorset, Joe Eckland pouching a catch after Nick Hammond (33) edged behind.

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However, 17-year-old Ollie Walker scored 42 alongside ex-Worcestershire batter Matt Pardoe (73), who struck ten fours in a classy innings.

Organ (5-113) responded again to dismiss both men and Gwynn (3-58) capped an excellent debut with two wickets amid big hitting from James Rudge (28) and Jasper Davidson (18).

Herefordshire eventually declared on 276-9 when Organ removed Davidson to complete his fifer, trailing by 39.

Dorset began their second innings solidly enough with skipper Luke Webb (26) and Oli Soames (25) building to 47-0.

That was until they suffered a mini collapse to 55-3, requiring Organ (58no) and Sam Young (32no) to bail them out with a stunning counter late in the day.

Organ sprinted to his half-century off 32 balls, hitting eight boundaries and a six, while Young reached stumps with three fours and a maximum as Dorset posted a lead of 180 with seven wickets in hand.