BOURNEMOUTH'S lower order batsmen had to keep calm to ensure that an eventual two-wicket win over ECB Southern Premier Division neighbours Bashley did not elude them.

They got home with four balls of Mitch Wilson’s final over to spare, having been 132-8 chasing down Bashley’s modest 154 and the outcome in the balance.

But while nerves jangled in the visitors’ BCG dressing room, Robbie Pack and man-of-the-match Oli Breckon eked out the 23 runs Bournemouth required for victory.

Fortunes fluctuated throughout with Bashley wobbling at 31-3 after an impressive new-ball spell by Breckon (4-27) and sinking deeper into trouble at 62-5 after Michael Porter and Harry Broderick had perished to the left-arm spin of Pack, who finished with 3-27.

Five of Bashley’s middle order made starts, but none of the batsmen reached 20 until Dan Goodey emerged from the pavilion at 119-8 to clout an unbeaten 34 and lift the score to 154.

It appeared as it might be a stroll in the park for Bournemouth when Tasmanian left-hander Tom Willoughby (36) and Oli Shrubsole (19) eased the Lions to 64-0.

But then four wickets fell for 10 runs – two each to Broderick (3-15) and Goodey (2-26) – and Bashley were back in it.

Simon Woodruff (36) and Jake Hurley rallied, but at 121-4 Josh Digby (3-23) triggered another collapse and Bournemouth slipped to 132-8.

But Pack, with a patient yet crucial 17 not out, and Breckon, unbeaten with nine, denied Bashley any further breakthroughs and earned Bournemouth their first league win.