BEAMINSTER captain Ross Baker admits there is “little pressure” on his side before facing in-form Puddletown at Winfrith in County Division Two.

Baker’s men have picked up one win across four games and lost to leaders Blandford last time out despite Daniel Swift’s unbeaten 135.

In contrast, newly-promoted Puddletown have picked up three wins from four and possess the division’s leading wicket-taker Tom Blair with 15.

Blair, who plays football as a winger for Dorchester Town, is second only to Poole’s Joe Wormington on 16 in the county-wide standings.

On the challenge of visiting a relatively unknown ground, Baker spoke of the need to be “determined”.

He told the Bridport News: “Puddletown have had some quite impressive results. They’re playing at Winfrith so it’s a bit of an unknown.

“We just have to do our best. We’ve played pretty well this season and not got the results. We’ll go there with little pressure on us and we’ll try and play the way we have been playing.

“You’ve got to be determined and assess the conditions early on, try and keep wickets in hand and when we’re bowling bowl in the right areas.

“I’ve heard a few things about Winfrith – it seems quite a high-scoring ground and it probably plays better than it looks.”

Baker (unavailable) misses out, leaving Rich Runyard with the captaincy.

Simon Jones, Oliver James and Justin Gurd come in, with Nick Hollely and Adrian Phillips also absent.

Beaminster: J Gurd, Crawford, Jones, Runyard, Swift, James, L Gurd, O Bareham, Keenan, W Moss, A Moss