BOURNEMOUTH captain Chris Park admits his side's batting struggles are something "we do need to address in the winter" after another disappointing performance at the crease.

Chasing a big target of 265 for victory at Southern Premier League title hopefuls St Cross Symondians, Lions stumbled to 87 for nine.

Skipper Park, batting lower down the order, came in at nine and alongside number 11 Dan Conway helped add some respectability to the total with Bournemouth managing to bat out all 50 overs, closing on 189 for nine.

Park's knock of 67 not out, his highest score of the season, and Conway's unbeaten 32 were the clear leading contributions of the innings after an earlier batting collapse from the visitors.

James Adams led the charge for St Cross with a sublime 134 not out off 126 deliveries as Bournemouth picked up just four wickets.

And while the captain was pleased to be able to rescue something extra from the contest, he was left unhappy with his team's all-round display.

Park told the Daily Echo: "Disappointed not to do a little bit better with the ball this week.

"Jimmy Adams, making a rare appearance for St Cross this season, stung us in the tail a little bit, showing his class again and showing his quality.

"He batted beautifully for his 130 and 264 was I think a little bit above par and we could've bowled slightly better.

"We definitely could've fielded better this week, we dropped a couple of chances that we probably shouldn't have done so overall we were below par in the first innings.

"Then to be 87 for nine was just again not acceptable. It's something that's kind of bitten us in the bum every single week really is our batting.

"It kind of flared up again on the weekend and myself and Dan Conway just had a little bit of fun at the end and enjoyed ourselves a little bit and managed to come away with three more bonus points than we were looking likely to.

"It was a disappointing performance, but nice to come away with three bonus points and bat the 50 overs eventually in the second innings."

Asked if good bowling or poor batting was the main factor in his side's second innings struggles, Park added: "It was a little bit of both.

"There were some good balls in there admittedly, but also there were a lot of loose shots and easy wickets given to St Cross, which was disappointing.

"That is something we need to address at the end of the season.

"Our batting needs to be a lot stronger and our top five or six need to be scoring the majority of the runs to get us a good total.

"It's something that we're aware of. We've done well in some games this year, but we've also obviously failed in quite a few games with the bat, which we do need to address this winter, maybe with recruitment as well."