BOURNEMOUTH lost seven wickets for 20 runs as they crashed to a heavy defeat by second placed ECB Southern Premier League visitors South Wilts at gale-lashed Chapel Gate, writes Mike Vimpany.

The hosts plunged from 74-3 to 94 all out and an eventual eight-wicket defeat - the result dropping the Lions to second from bottom place, 17 points ahead of Alton.

Dorset captain Luke Webb (35) did his best to hold the Bournemouth innings together, but only Tasmanian Tom Willoughby (18) and Tom Robinson (16) reached double figures before  the side capitulated against South Wilts' twin left-arm spin attack.

Archie Fairfax-Ross, with an SPL best 5-20, and Tom Grant (2-26) ripped through the Bournemouth batting line-up.

Bournemouth salvaged a solitary point from the debacle by taking two South Wilts wickets, but an unbeaten 44 by James Degg guided the visitors home.

Parley, third in Division 3, suffered a second consecutive rained off when their home match with Fawley was washed out.

Ferndown Wayfarers climbed into second place in Hampshire League Division 1, behind leaders Hursley Park, after a six-wicket win over Portsmouth.

James Raftery took 5-42 as Portsmouth were dismissed for 158, a total Ferndown chased down with Will Avery hitting 54 and Alex Sansom an unbeaten 40.