FORMER Dorset Minor Counties cricketer Paul Garlick, who still turns out for Bournemouth at weekends, has been capped by England's over-60s team.

He received his cap before the recent international match against Scotland in Hartlepool, when he bowled nine tidy overs without taking a wicket.

"I had three catches dropped at slip," he groaned.

Garlick played over 40 times for Dorset between 1984 and 1995.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth last weekend lost five wickets in 22 balls in a frantic bid to secure a 'winning draw' from their weather-affected visit to defending ECB Southern Premier League champions Burridge.

The 2023 Premier Division winners scored 175-7 off a rain trimmed 49 overs  - they would normally have batted the full 64 overs - leaving Bournemouth to get the runs in 43 overs, a stiff task against a decent bowling attack.

Half-centuries by opener Ben Rogers (52) and Luke Webb (53) put the Lions in a promising position at 147-4 after 38 overs, leaving them 32 to win off the last five.

But when they lost Webb and Tom West off consecutive deliveries, prospects of victory disappeared as Inayat Ullah (5-21) created late order inroads.

Losing five wickets in successive overs also left prospects of a 'winning draw' in doubt and when Robbie Pack became Ullah's fifth victim at 151-9, Burridge were on the brink of victory themselves. Bournemouth played out the last two balls to finish 152-9.

Earlier, the Burridge innings was interrupted by rain - Shou Chowdhury (26), Joe Collings-Wells (25) and Jack Paskins (24) making starts, but Ollie Southon (36 not out) had to lift them from 99-5.