TEENAGE trio Ben Rogers, James Van Gool and Connor Smith got Bournemouth across the line by three wickets after a fascinating ECB Southern Premier Division duel with Havant at The Park.

Rogers (55) struck his maiden Premier Division fifty and shared a lively 83-run start with Van Gool (48) as Bournemouth chased down Havant's 220 losing seven wickets.

It needed Smith to make an unbeaten 35 to finish the job off before Havant enjoyed any further successes with the ball.

Havant's total was built around opener Peter Hopson (43) and Chris Morgan (64), the latter holding the innings together after Cole Rushworth (3-32) and Aidan Meyer (3-39) had created inroads.

Van Gool and Rogers, who hit 11 boundaries in his blistering 29-ball 55, had the Lions rattling along at ten runs an over, but a double breakthrough by left-arm spinner Morgan (3-43) checked subsequent progress.  

Meyer (24) and Tom Robinson (23) chipped in, but when Robinson fell Bournemouth still needed just over 50 runs to win.

Smith, the talented 18-year old Dorset spin all-rounder, relishes these challenges and his unbeaten 35, aided by Lewis Freak and Rushworth, got Bournemouth home by three wickets with seven overs to spare.