DORSET skipper Luke Webb believes battling Hampshire’s stars will be a “good experience” for his talented squad.

The minor counties outfit could test themselves against a heap of internationals when the sides collide in a showcase friendly at Bashley tomorrow (5pm).

Hampshire are using the fixture as preparation for their upcoming T20 Blast campaign, which begins with a home contest against Sussex on Friday.

World Cup winner James Vince’s squad are one of the leading contenders to lift the crown – they will this season bid to reach an eighth finals day in 10 years.

Dorset have progressed to their own respective Unicorns T20 finals day at Wormsley and will take on Lincolnshire in the last four on August 25.

Speaking ahead of this week’s showdown against the professional outfit, Webb told the Daily Echo: “I am very excited.

“We have had a successful T20 campaign in the minor counties competition, so this is a good chance for us to get more practice in ahead of finals day in August.

“I’m not sure what Hampshire side will be out but it will be a strong side regardless and we will be testing ourselves against some very good cricketers.

“That’s where you want to be, you want to be pushing yourself and it will be a good experience for our players as well.

“We have got the day in August against Lincolnshire in our minds for that semi-final.

“Having the opportunity to play against Hampshire on Wednesday has worked out really well in terms of timing. It gives us a chance to refresh ourselves in our T20 plans that were working well for us.”

One man lining up for Dorset in the New Forest is Hampshire’s Felix Organ.

The 20-year-old, who has scored 150 runs in eight T20 games for Dorset this season, recorded his maiden first-class century for Hampshire against Kent at the Ageas Bowl this week.

Webb added: “I think I speak on behalf of not only myself but the whole (Dorset) squad when I say everyone who knows Felix is over the moon for him.

“He is a fantastic guy, has come into our squad, fitted straight in, made a really positive impact and left a really good impression.

“Everyone is absolutely delighted for him and hopefully it will be the first of many because he certainly has the talent to do it again and again.”