DORSET captain Luke Webb hit his 10th competitive century and his sixth for the Lions as Bournemouth were held to a draw by ECB Southern Premier League rivals Alton at Chapel Gate.

He made 124, including 17 boundaries, as Bournemouth totalled 281-6 in the full 64 overs, but with Alton comfortably holding out for a draw at 156-6, they arguably did not give themselves sufficient time to bowl the Brewers out. 

Webb and Tom Willoughby (42) dominated the morning session, their 114-run opening stand being interrupted when South African Bash Walters took two wickets in quick succession in the lead up to lunch.

Webb added further runs with Lewis Freak (26) before Chris Park’s 45 eased Bournemouth into a potentially unassailable position.

Walters (5-88) completed his maiden five-wicket return as Alton toiled in the heat before Dan Harris (36) and Tom South (31) gave the visitors a promising 64-run start.

But when Alton lost three wickets for three runs and later sank to 101-5, survival was the name of the game – something the visitors achieved principally through the Heffernan brothers Mark (27) and Michael (24).

In Division Three, Parley defeated Gosport Borough by three wickets, with Ollie Green (2-21), Shane Green (78) and Sam Rook (51) impressing.