CHRIS Park has urged his Bournemouth players to "scrap for every single bonus point" as their battle to avoid the drop from the Southern Premier League moves onto a clash with in-form South Wilts tomorrow.

Second-from-bottom hosts second-from-top at Chapel Gate (11am) as the 2019 campaign reaches its final third.

Park's Lions picked up a vital 40-run victory at Havant last time out to keep themselves clear of the relegation slot, while title-chasing Wilts have won three of their last four.

While the win over Havant was welcome, it was down mainly to impressive bowling after Bournemouth were bowled out for just 132.

And skipper Park is under no illusions as to which areas his side must improve on.

He told the Daily Echo: "We still need to try to score some runs. We can't keep trying to defend 130 or 150.

"That is just not going to keep us in this league.

"We need to bat in partnerships and, fingers crossed, the batsmen can all find some form together and have a good end to the season with the bat.

"It will be a really tough game on Saturday.

"We need to scrap for every single bonus point we can get and hopefully put in a good performance."

Having won on the opening day of the season, Bournemouth endured a two-month winless drought. But with two victories in the past four weeks, the Lions have given themselves a good chance of staying at this level following promotion last season, currently 2.01 average points clear of rock-bottom Basingstoke & North Hants.

But Park knows his side must keep their foot on the pedal.

He said: "We are taking it each week as it comes.

"We have got a difficult game this Saturday against South Wilts, who are near the top of the table and playing some good cricket at the moment.

"We need to be on our game this Saturday and fight for every point still.

"That's what we intend to do and long may it continue."

Lions are set to welcome Adam Davies back into the side following a hamstring injury. He scored an unbeaten 84 on his last outing and is in line to replace Jacob Gordon.

"He (Davies) is a good player," said Park.

"Hopefully the form he had continues."