Match Report - Southern Electric Premier League Div 2 - 31st July 04
Lymington v Gosport

Lymington CC 219 for 9
Gosport CC 193 all out

On a beautiful sunny day at the Sports Ground stand-in skipper Glyn Treagus won the toss and elected to bat. The opening partnership of Glyn Treagus and Australian Karl Whatham who had put on 266 in the last home match were soon separated as the latter was dismissed second ball for 0. Martin Hunt then came in and batted with great composure and was back to his form of last year before he was bowled for a fine 37 with the score on 105 in the 26 th over. Young former colt and now university student Will Naylor (22) also batted well before he was dismissed soon after Glyn Treagus (62) continuing his fine form was caught and bowled. Wickets were falling and at 168 for 7 in the 43 rd over Lymington were in some trouble but Mike West (27 not out) made the tail wag and ably supported by Scott Sivier (23) and Aidie Hunt (11) took the score to 219 for 7 in 50 overs.

Lowly Gosport somewhat confident of overtaking this score on a fine batting strip not exploited by the Lymington batting were thrown in reverse when young Canford School pupil Tom Myatt bowled the prolific scoring Australian Ryan Hale first ball with a beautiful yorker. Martin Hunt (7 overs 2 for 31) picked up 2 wickets and Christian Pain ( 5 overs 2 for 21) followed up with 2 more wickets and at 68 for 5 in the 15 th over Gosport were in trouble. A rearguard resistance took them to 130 before the next wicket fell to Karl Whatham (10.2 overs 2 for 42) but the tight bowling of Mike West and the spin of Glyn Treagus ( 12 overs 3 for 37) kept the opposition in check and Gosport finished 26 runs short. The Lymington fielding was excellent with fine catches by Glyn Treagus and Christian Pain and especially Martin Hunt's in the deep when Gosport looked like getting back into the match.

Tony Wharton


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