Match Report - Under 11 Rosebowl Cup 20 overs a side - 27th June 2004
Portsmouth & Southsea CC v Lymington

Portsmouth & Southsea CC under 11 106 for 2
Lymington CC Under 11 75 for 4

On a sunny Sunday afternoon the Lymington CC Under 11 team lost by 31 runs at Portsmouth & Southsea in the quarter-finals of the Hampshire Under 11 Rose Bowl Cup. Manager Tony Thorp said that "we were outclassed by a good side".

Lymington led by Aidan Lindsay-Wood won the toss and invited the opposition to bat. The opening batsmen for Portsmouth both retired on 25 with the first wicket falling at 49. Aidan Lindsay-Wood bowled well (4 overs 0 for 15) as did Jamie Gossage ( 4 overs 1 for 12) but the initiative was with the opposition. Cameron McKeon ( 4 overs 0 for 28) and Matt Bramwell ( 1 over 0 for 7) tried vainly but Tim Breach (4 overs 1 for 17) and Shane Devlin ( 2 overs 0 for 6) pegged back the scoring rate and another wicket fell at 83. After 20 overs Portsmouth finished on 106 for 2 wickets. The Lymington fielding was very good with young Oliver Wiltshire, David Cureton and Shane Devlin fielding especially well

The Lymington reply started disastrously with Jonny Young and Matt Vokes being dismissed in the third over both for 0. Jamie Gossage and Aidan Lindsay-Wood endeavoured to repair the damage but the former was unluckily run out by a direct hit from the boundary. Charlie Kinsella was bowled for 0 but good batting from Tim Breach (13 not out) and with Aidan Lindsay-Wood retiring on 25 and Matt Bramwell (7 not out) they brought Lymington back into the game but were unable to get on top and were always behind the clock finishing on 75 for 4. The early loss of wickets being critical in the outcome of the match.

Tony Wharton

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