BEAMINSTER captain Ross Baker is aiming to put "daylight" between his side and Puddletown as the two team clash at the Memorial Ground in County Division Two tomorrow (1.30pm).

Baker's men lead the standings by two points from Witchampton, with Puddletown 19 points adrift in third.
Speaking to Echosport, Baker said: "It's a massive game. If we can win there will be a bit of daylight between us. We're quite focused on looking to get full points if we can.

"We've got a pretty good record at home and we're confident we can bowl most sides out. If we can hold out batting together we normally can get over the line. Everyone's quite determined."

Meanwhile, Puddletown captain Adam Barrett insists the clash is a must-win game. 

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Barrett admitted his side were under no illusions regarding the difficulty of the task ahead of them.

“We’ve playing away to top of the league knowing that anything less than a win will effectively end our promotion chances," he said.

“When you then add a team of Beaminster's quality into that formula as well, it really does put into perspective the difficulty of the task that lies ahead.

“They have a lot of good players in their side. Just look at their overseas player Daniel Swift – he has undoubtedly been the best player in the league this season.

“When you add the experience of Ross Baker, Simon Jones, Chris Park and Rich Runyard into the mix as well, it’s no surprise they are where they are in the league.

Beaminster duo Chris Park and Lewis Keenan drop out for Simon Jones and Mark Tozer, while Puddletown's Steve Chaldecott (unavailable) is replaced by opening bowler Callum Chaldecott. 

Beaminster: Baker, Crawford, Swift, Jones, Keenan, Runyard, L Gurd, A Moss, Hollely, Persey, W Moss

Puddletown: A Stevens, Allen, Mitchell, Barrett, Weir, Snow, Eastment, C Chaldecott, Macbean, Morris, L Stevens.