BOURNEMOUTH captain Chris Park described as “a pleasure to watch” the match-winning partnership between centurions Adam Davies and Luke Matthews.

The pair put on a mammoth unbroken stand of 210 in Lions’ impressive eight-wicket victory over Burridge on Saturday.

Davies (101no) reached his ton having also kept wicket in the contest, while Matthews (100bo) launched a six to win the game and bring up his three figures.

Bournemouth successfully chased 251 for victory in 44.2 overs to give them their fifth win in 12 completed games this season.

The Chapel Gate side moved above Burridge into sixth in the table.

Describing the stand between Davies and Matthews, captain Park told the Daily Echo: “It was something they can both be very proud of and it was chanceless.

“They were both outstanding knocks and I am so pleased for both of them.

“Adam carried his bat for 101 not out after keeping 50 overs and Luke hit a six to win on 94 to take him to his hundred – it was just the icing on the cake to a fantastic performance.

“It was great to see two batsmen running well between the wickets, hitting bad balls for four and six and controlling the whole game. It was a pleasure to watch.”

Earlier in the contest, Bournemouth had restricted Burridge to 250 for eight from their 50 overs.

Tom Robinson (2-31), Simon Woodruff (2-49), Jacob Gordon (2-55) and Rob Pack (1-31) all picked up wickets.

Victory was Bournemouth’s third in a row. They host Hampshire academy on Saturday (12.30pm).