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Horrendous batting collapse costs Bournemouth
7:00am Monday 25th June 2012 in Cricket
SKIPPER Scott Barlow was left dumbfounded after a costly Bournemouth collapse had seen them lose nine wickets for just 43 runs against leaders South Wilts.
Barlow offered no excuses after the Chapel Gate club had crashed to a 91-run Southern Premier League defeat, despite a promising display in the field.
The hosts were happy to limit their illustrious visitors, who were without the influential Glenn Maxwell, to just 181 for nine from their 64 overs (Barlow 4-40, Matt Metcalfe 3-85).
In reply, they looked good at 47 for one from 14 overs with brothers James and Nick Park scoring consistently.
But when Nick Park (46) went leg before to Stephen Warner (5-30), Alex Butler and Nick Evans quickly followed for ducks and the clash was over within 13 overs.
Barlow said: “We bowled well and did well to keep them down to 181 and we were 47 for one just before tea before they took those wickets.
“We played well for a large part of the game, but that collapse changed it all.
“South Wilts have got a good bowling attack, but there was a serious lack of application before tea on our part.”
Asked whether a slow wicket had stifled Bournemouth’s attack, Barlow added: “No, the pitch is the same for both sides so there are no excuses.”
One bright spot for Bournemouth was an impressive first XI debut from Brett Spicer, who bowled tenacious pairing Owen Alsop (36) and James Hayward (25) after lunch, paving the way for a solid performance in the field.
• Nick Elliott and Steve Tilbury were the match winners as New Milton claimed a five-wicket victory over lowly Paultons in Division Two.
Paultons were dismissed for 181 as Elliott (5-29) took centre stage. And despite losing openers Steve Watts (0) and Ryan Beck (7), Lee Beck (31) and Dan Loader (41) backed up a knock of 83 from Tilbury to secure Milton’s fourth success of the campaign.