,Teenage spinner Robbie Pack dropped a reminder to Dorset selectors with a four-wicket spell which sent Potterne crashing and Bournemouth into the second round of the ECB Royal London national club championship.
The newly promoted West of England Premier League club were cruising at an ominous 86-0 (Luke de Souza 45) after 15 overs when Pack and Bournemouth University’s Arsalan Abbas were introduced to the attack.
An astonishing collapse saw the Devizes-based club lose all ten wickets for 33 runs – and crash to 119 all out.
Pack, pictured, took 4-20 and Abbas, who has joined Bournemouth from Surrey club Merstham, returned 4-28.
Everything didn’t go according to plan as acting Bournemouth captain Andy Hayward dislocated his shoulder in the field – an injury he has suffered before – and may miss the remainder of the season.
Bournemouth, with only ten fit batsmen, reached an uncertain 45-3, but Jon Lombard, late of Middlesex Premier League champions Hampstead, made an unbeaten 42 and with Matt Jones (31 not out) saw the Lions home.
Bournemouth will host Lymington – 24-run conquerors of Portsmouth – in round two at Chapel Gate on Sunday week May 8, the day after the local Premier League programme begins.
Lymington, in seemingly good shape at 81-3 (Simon Beetham 33), wobbled after a four-wicket spell by Vickram Dawson (4-22), but rallying knocks by Glenn Willoughby and Kieron Moors hoisted them to a match winning 155-9.
Ed Freeman’s opening spell of 3-14 wrecked Portsmouth’s top order, leaving James Christian (26) to repair a fateful 54-6. The hosts were 131 all out.