SKIPPER Chris Park was happy to see glimpses of spinner Sam Thomson’s form from last season during Dorset’s friendly victory over Wiltshire.

The Bashley and former Parley off-spinner topped the wicket-taking charts for the Minor Counties outfit last summer, claiming 36 scalps at an average of 19.44 across all formats.

Not only did Thomson pick up 2-29 against Wiltshire in the two-wicket friendly victory on Monday, he also helped his side recover with the bat, scoring 49 and being part of a stand of 102 with Luke Webb.

“Sam continued where he left off last year with a good performance with the ball, and also contributed with the bat,” said captain Park.

“His last year was fantastic and Jigar (Naik, club professional) coming in this year still doesn’t take any pressure off Sam.

“He is a great off-spinner and, hopefully, he can have just as good a season as he did last year for us.”

Asked about the game itself, Park added: “It was a great team performance with the ball and the bowlers stuck to their task.

“North Perrott is renowned for being a flat pitch and a quick-scoring ground, so to restrict a good Wiltshire side to 195 was absolutely perfect.”

Park also revealed that Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller is expected to be in the Dorset squad for their opening MCCA Knockout Trophy game away against Devon on Sunday (11am).