BOURNEMOUTH skipper Chris Park revealed how Rob Pack injured his ankle on a team night out just two weeks before the start of the season.

Lions’ leading wicket-taker on the way to winning Southern League Division One last campaign, the left-arm spinner hit the deck after twisting his ankle on a dance floor last Saturday.

But Park, who had revealed the bowler had lost a staggering two-and-a-half stone over the winter, is confident Pack will be available for their Southern Premier League opener against Basingstoke & North Hants a week on Saturday.

The captain told the Daily Echo: “Rob went home early on a club night out last Saturday because he twisted his ankle on the dance floor.

“Typically, on our first night out, he just went down twisted it badly.

“He will be fine. He loves his cricket and I’m sure he will be there and playing the first league game against Basingstoke.”

Park added: “Rob has lost two-and a half stone this winter. He has been on a massive fitness drive.

“It’s amazing results for him. I am chuffed to bits for him and there has been a massive difference.”

Bournemouth face friendly fixtures against North Perrott and Bournemouth University this weekend.