BOURNEMOUTH skipper Chris Park did not rule out leg-spinner Jem Warner representing Dorset at some stage this summer.

The 21-year-old marked his return to Southern League Division One in Bournemouth’s 61-run triumph over Andover last Saturday.

He claimed stand-out figures of six for 31 to help title-chasing Lions record their eighth win of the season.

While at Durham University, Warner had been featuring for North East Premier League outfit Castle Eden, claiming 15 wickets this campaign with best figures of four for 23 against Boldon.

The former Swanage star made his Minor Counties debut in 2015 after impressing through the county age-group system.

Park, the captain of Dorset as well as Bournemouth, said: “He is available for selection. Being up in Durham, he has not been able to play any Leopards or one-day cricket for Dorset – which is probably his forte.

“But if Dorset call I am sure he will be available. I know he has a part-time job for the summer but, over the next couple of months, there may be a Leopards game and Jem could be available.”

Warner is expected to feature for Bournemouth tomorrow when they host Old Tauntonians & Romsey at Chapel Gate (12.30pm).