BOURNEMOUTH'S vice presidents' early season party raised its glasses to teenager James van Gool after his maiden ECB Southern Premier Division fifty set up a 75-run win over neighbours Bashley (Rydal) at Chapel Gate.

The South African raised youngster was not eligible to play Premier League cricket last summer, but he marked his home debut in style with a patient half-century from which Bournemouth were able to post a match-winning 208-8 before bowling Bashley out for 133, writes Mike Vimpany.

Van Gool batted two hours, hitting only four boundaries in his 51, but by the time he became the first of three victims for George Wilson (3-26) Bournemouth were in control at 141-3.

Fellow opener Tom Willoughby (20) and Chris Park (23) supported Van Gool in the absence of Dorset skipper Luke Webb, while Ben Rogers (29), Rob Pack (22) and Conor Smith (21) raised the total beyond 200.

Bashley were playing their first game of the season, so were consequently rusty. 

At 36-3 they were facing defeat and really only Michael Porter (30) and Josh Digby (45) made their mark.

The visitors tottered to 89-8 but Digby and Wilson (17 not out) lifted the total to a more respectable 133 before Dan Conway (3-23) finished things off.