SKIPPER Chris Park was disappointed to see Bournemouth’s “batting frailties” come to the surface once again after they sunk to a six-wicket defeat at Lymington.

The Chapel Gate side slumped to 135 all-out at Lymington Sports Ground after being put to the sword by home skipper Matt Metcalfe (5-37).

And Ryan Scott (69) played a key role in helping the hosts stroll to their seventh win in 10 Southern Premier League games this season.

Lions slipped back to second-from-bottom in the table – having won just twice in the division all campaign.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Park told the Daily Echo: “I lost the toss and unfortunately, batting first showed up our batting frailties again.

“Metcalfe bowled really well, as expected in being the leading wicket-taker in the league at the moment.

“He has no secrets, bowled line and length and asked the same question every single ball.

“We just weren’t able to counteract that and never really got a partnership until Simon (Woodruff) and Ed Denham got going.

“Batting-wise we just need to be more determined. We need to concentrate every week. I do believe in all the batters and hopefully we can find some consistency.”

Bournemouth found themselves in all sorts of trouble at 34 for four, after Metcalfe dismissed Martin Miller without scoring.

Woodruff (39) and Denham (31) attempted to rebuild but after they were both dismissed, Lymo captain Metcalfe did a clinical job of cleaning up the tail.

In reply, Scott led the charge as the hosts reached their victory target after 40.2 overs.

Bournemouth’s Dan Conway (2-11) attempted to spearhead a fightback with the ball, but it was not to be as Gareth Schreuder (15no) and Daniel Cox (13no) guided the hosts over the line.

Park added: “On the day we were beaten by the better side and it was one to forget about. To only come away as two points was disappointing.

“We didn’t bowl to our normal standards as well, which was disappointing because 135 could have been a bit of a tricky total for them.”

Defeat for Lions was made worse after struggling Alton picked up a maximum-point victory against Burridge.

“Alton had a really good win on Saturday and they have jumped over us again,” said the Lions captain.

“We have always got one eye on it (the table) but at the moment we need to concentrate on our batting and getting some competitive scores to give our bowlers the chance to win us games.”