BEAMINSTER captain Ross Baker is cautious of Blandford, labelling the north Dorset side as a “good unit” ahead of their County Division Two clash at the Memorial Ground on Saturday (1.30pm).

Baker’s men were rained off at Parley last time out having carved a good position for victory when restricting their hosts to 143-4 from 38 overs.

Now Blandford, who have won two of three games this season, lie in wait for the west Dorset outfit as the hosts look to register their first home victory of 2019.

Baker told the Bridport News: They’re a good unit and not long ago they were in the Premier League. They’ve got some good players in and around their squad.

“We’re going to have to play well to give them a good game. They annihilated us last time, it was one of our poorest performances. We need to put in a strong showing.

“They brushed us aside. It was a bit like the Cranborne game the week before where it was over in two hours.”

Back in late July, Blandford bowled Beaminster out for a meagre 67 before reaching their target of 68 after just 29 deliveries. Sandesh Lama took 6-26 to destroy the hosts’ line-up before Kevin Abbott thumped 53 from 19 balls.

Beaminster make two changes from Saturday as Richard Runyard comes in to replace wicketkeeper Leo Gurd, while Ollie Bareham fills in for Chris Park.

Beaminster: Baker, Runyard, Crawford, Keenan, Phillips, Jones, Hollely, A Moss, W Moss, Swift, O Bareham.