BOURNEMOUTH skipper Chris Park described as “absolutely gutting” his side’s dramatic demise at the hands of Southern Premier League leaders Bashley.

Struggling Lions are still after their second victory of the campaign after falling to a 15-run defeat at the BCG – having collapsed from 64 for two to 93 all out.

Bournemouth had appeared well in the box seat having skittled out the hosts for a miserly 108 but floundered in a bid to reach their victory target.

Captain Park told the Daily Echo: “It was absolutely gutting that the game was there for us to win and we just couldn’t get over the line.

“I couldn’t ask any more from the bowlers and fielders – we took a couple of good catches and it was an excellent bowling performance in general.

“Batting-wise we spoke about our plan and to be 64 for two at tea, common sense said that 10 overs after tea we were nearly there.

“But Luke Matthews was out the over after tea, I was out the next over and the floodgates opened. Nobody could put a stem to it.”

Spinner Rob Pack had been the star of the show for the visitors, claiming four for 30 from 16.5 overs to help restrict Bash.

Ed Denham (2-34) produced a marathon 18-over spell and there were also wickets for Simon Woodruff (2-21) and Dan Conway (1-22).

Tom Friend (45) and Patrick Lewis (21) were the only Bashley batsmen to reach double figures.

Bournemouth appeared to be cruising in reply with both Matthews (28) and skipper Park (21) making starts.

But after they were dismissed, in-form seamer Bradley Currie (6-18) ripped through the tail and Dan Goodey (4-34) also returned impressive figures.

Park added: “Not being able to score 109 is obviously unacceptable at Southern League Premier standard and we are paying for that at the moment.“

Second-from bottom Lions host fellow strugglers Alton at Chapel Gate on Saturday.