CHRIS Park admits there will be “no hidden secrets” when Bournemouth on Saturday return to Southern Premier League action against Bashley (11am).

Lions are set to travel to take on the league leaders, seeking just a second win of the season following last weekend’s cancelled clash with St Cross Symondians.

On the flip side, Bashley have only been beaten in one of their seven league matches so far and thrashed Lymington by five wickets last time out with Dorset bowler Brad Currie posting figures of six for 14.

And wicketkeeper Park, who retired from county duty last year, is ready to come up against some familiar faces this weekend.

The Lions captain told the Daily Echo: “Bashley are a team we know very, very well.

“A lot of players we’ve played with at minor counties level for Dorset. There are no hidden secrets really between the teams.

“It will be a good test for us.

“Bashley are obviously flying at the moment at the top of the league but it’s players we know very, very well and a ground a lot of us have played at already over the years. There are a lot of players within their side that we know of – Brad Currie, Michael Porter their captain, Josh Digby, Dan Goodey and Ben Walker who has played for Dorset. Man for man they know us as well, so there’s no secrets between the two sides and it will be a good game.”

Following last weekend’s results, less than a point in the average column separates rock-bottom Basingstoke & North Hants and eighth-placed Bournemouth.

But with just seven games played, skipper Park is not too concerned about the standings.

He said: “I’d like to get to the halfway point of the season, play everybody once and then assess the table. I think every team in the league can beat each other.

“We’ve not played anywhere near our true potential yet. If we can do that in the second half of the season, batsmen find some form and as a batting team we score runs, then we’ll be difficult to beat.

“That’s what we’re looking to do at the moment, concentrate on our own performances and not worry about the table as such yet.”

Bournemouth are set to welcome back Nick Park and Dan Conway, but Jake Hurley is unavailable for the New Forest trip.