Side Batting First: Lymington 210 for 7
Side Batting Second: Cadnam 212 for 1
On a blistering hot day Lymington were relieved to win the toss so that they could bat first, especially in light of the fact that they were missing their main bowlers. Such a policy seemed to be working well as Damian Jayasinghe (26) and Steve Coltman (19) made the Cadnam bowlers toil. Suddenly things changed and from the comfort of 121 for 2, Lymington wobbled to the extent of losing three wickets for the addition of one run. Possible calamity was avoided by Stuart Beveridge (26no) who remained composed under the renewed energies of the Cadnam attack. A cool mixture of attack and defence saw the Lymington total pass the 200, and enable Mark Gannaway (109) to reach his own personal milestone. nfortunately, this was to count for little in the final analysis.
Despite some early good fortune with D Heron playing on against Jayasinghe, this was to be the only success of the afternoon as an unbeaten 202 run partnership took the game. Cadnam, without being hindered by the loss of further wickets were able to comfortably keep up with the run rate, and the result was rarely in doubt despite a tidy spell from Tim Noble. The only slight disappointment for Cadnam was that when R Dibben (92no) hit the winning runs it left B Hilton just one run short of being the second centurion in the game.
BEST OF THE WEEK: Mark Gannaway 109