TEENAGE Bournemouth left-arm spin all-rounder Connor Smith has been named the Victoria Turf Division 1 Player of the Year following his winter in Australia with the west Melbourne club Altona North, where he made 291 runs and took 23 wickets. 

Smith, 18, began the home domestic season well with 42 runs and two wickets for Bournemouth at South Wilts and six wickets in Dorset's National Counties T20 group matches against Devon and Cornwall.  

Bournemouth Echo: Elsewhere, skipper Tom Jacques led the way with a half-century as Parley got their first Southern Premier Division 3 win points on the board with a 55-run victory over Hook & Newnham Basics II.

Jacques made 55 as Parley scored 162 (Sam Collins 29) before Oli Green (4-6) and Marcus Bragginton (3-19) combined to bowl Hook out for 107.

Collins hit an unbeaten 48 and Tom Saunders 33 as Parley beat New Milton (118-2) by seven wickets in the SPL T20 Cup first round.