DORSET moved to the top of the NCCA T20 Group Two standings after a pair of resounding wins over Devon at North Perrott.

Luke Webb’s men dominated their rivals in every aspect of the double-header, including a devastating bowling performance in the first clash.

Brad Currie (2-11) made early inroads in dismissing Elliot Hamilton (1) and James Horler (0) before the dangerous spin of Rob Pack (3-13) tore through the Devon top order.

Pack’s wickets included that of captain Calum Haggett (17) and top scorer Sam Read, whose 18 was not matched.

Devon lost their final six wickets for just 19 runs, slumping from 49-4 to 68 all out as Hampshire’s Felix Organ (3-12) mopped up the tail alongside a brace for Harry Broderick (2-7).

Dorset did wobble in pursuit of a low target, falling to 21-3 after Dan Goodey (2-11) and Kaz Szymanski (1-11) got rid of Webb (1), Alex Eckland (3) and Organ (4) respectively.

But former England Under-19 opener Sam Young (39no) crashed five boundaries to help Dorset over the line by seven wickets, aided by Broderick (20no).

The second victory was this time founded on attacking batting, with Young (62) again amongst the runs.

He teamed up with Organ (69) superbly as the pair piled on 119 for the first wicket but Young’s 39-ball knock ended after hitting four boundaries and four maximums.

Having removed Young, two balls later Haggett (4-38) struck again as Simon Woodruff (0) perished.

Organ became the sole victim of Szymanski (1-25) but Webb amassed 24 from 15 balls to maintain the good scoring rate and help post 165-5 from Dorset’s 20 overs.

New signing David Scott (3-13) ripped through the Devon top order early in their reply and, when Pack (2-29) snaffled Haggett (5) cheaply Dorset were in control.

Adam Small (22) and Hamilton (20) made starts but could not convert them into big scores as Dorset continued to take wickets regularly.

James Degg (14), Goodey (13no) and Ed Middleton (10no) scored late runs in vain as Devon could only muster 124-8 from 20 overs to book a 41-run loss.

Dorset’s triumphs were in stark contrast to a disappointing afternoon at Herefordshire 24 hours earlier.

Rain put paid to match one and a poor batting performance in match two saw Dorset crash to their only defeat of the campaign to date.

Herefordshire posted 141-8 from their 20 overs as ex-Worcestershire batter Matt Pardoe compiled a fine 47, supported well by Ollie Walker (38) and Roshan Venkataraman (31no).

No Dorset batsman managed more than 12 in their chase, Oli Soames the top scorer as Zak Shah picked up 4-30.

Dorset could not build any lasting partnerships as the visitors tumbled to 95 all out against the group’s then bottom side.

Webb’s men are next in action on Sunday at Wadebridge against Cornwall (11am).