JIGAR Naik continued his outstanding debut season for Dorset after bowling them into the driving seat on the first day of their final Minor Counties Championship clash against Cornwall.

The former Leicestershire all-rounder claimed impressive first innings figures of seven for 22 as Dorset skittled Cornwall for 146 at North Perrott.

And useful contributions with the bat from Sam Collins (49), Tom Arnold (41) and Luke Webb (37) left Dorset on 151 for three at the close.

The opening day headlines belonged to off-spinner Naik who has been in irrepressible form with the ball since joining Dorset as their club professional.

Mark Wolstenholme had opener Scott Harvey caught behind by Chris Park after Cornwall had put 60 on the board for the first wicket.

Naik then entered the fray to remove Matt Rowe (50) before also snaring Alex Bone and Adam Hodgson to leave the visitors on an uneasy 117 for four.

Bashley’s Josh Digby (2-12) worked his magic to claim the wickets of Nick Lawson and Matt Robins as 141 for four soon became 141 for six.

Naik, who turned 33 on Thursday, then wiped out the Cornwall tail as their final four wickets fell for the addition of just five runs.

His Dorset-best haul took to 43 his tally of wickets in six Western Division matches – with Naik having finished empty-handed in his first game against Devon.

In reply, Collins and Arnold shared 67 for the first wicket before Collins and Webb put on 64 for the second.