DORSET skipper Chris Park believes “there are still areas to improve on” as his side prepare to lock horns with Oxfordshire at Chapel Gate tomorrow (11am).
With a win, a loss and a draw from their three Unicorns Championship Western Division fixtures so far, Dorset sit third in the table with 39 points.
They are five points and five places above Oxfordshire and Park is confident there is more to come from his charges.
He told the Dorset Echo: “Hopefully, one or two players can put their hands up and we can get 20 wickets as a side. There are still areas to improve on.
“I’d like to see an improvement in our fielding, our concentration and a little bit in the energy levels but that’s something we have spoken about.”
Park is also keen to see his side excel with the bat and is backing opener Sam Collins to back up his maiden Minor Counties century against Herefordshire last time out.
“Sam is staying in the side and I am looking forward to playing solid cricket again,” he added.
“We want to bat our 90 overs and take the game deep into the third day.
“I think he (Collins) is looking forward to playing a home game because the three games he has played have all been away.
“It was a little bit of a shame, actually. His dad supports him here, there, and everywhere and the one game he missed, Sam got a hundred!”
Sam Thomson and Josh Digby are both set to return and, in a change from the originally listed squad, James Hayman is back in for Luke Webb.
Dorset: Collins, Digby, Porter, Ellis, Park, Eckland, Naik, Wolstenholme, Thomson, Hayman, B Currie. Twelfth man: Wilson.
Source : BournemouthEcho