Match Report - Southern Electric Premier League Div 2 - 7th August 04
Sparsholt v Lymington

Sparsholt CC 211 for 9
Lymington 209

Lymington's faint hopes of promotion to Division 1 disappeared at the picturesque Sparsholt cricket ground. Glyn Treagus (26) and Karl Whatham (58) gave Lymington a good start but the former was out with the score on 51. Martin Hunt (39) also batted well but at 121 in the 28 th over he was out and with only Neil Trestrail (34), Will Naylor (18) and Christian Pain (10) contributing the tail fell away. High full tosses were the opposition's main asset with a number of players being caught on the boundary to this effective weapon and the final score was 208, way short of what the total should have been.

Lymington were unable to pick up early wickets although young Tom Myatt and the more experienced Christian Pain bowled well although the latter did concede 5 consecutive boundaries to Sparsholt's Australian player Ryan Mannix (35) and with Tim Richings(52) the opposition were in the ascendancy. Danny Peacock and Glyn Treagus were unable to break the deadlock but Christian Pain ( 4 for 56) returned from the other end and with Karl Whatham (3 for 18) wickets fell and at 188 for 8 Sparsholt were up against it but they managed to scrape out the last few runs for the loss of only one more wicket.

Lymington have now lost four matches with a crucial match against fellow title chasers Hursley Park next week at the Sports Ground.

Tony Wharton


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