Match Report - Hants Regional Div 3SW - 24th July 2004
Lymington IV v Fawley

Side Batting First: Lymington 220 all out
Side Batting Second: Fawley 89 all out

In this basement battle both sides were desperate for a win to give them the impetus to move up the table. It was Fawley who struck first, taking a wicket in the second over. This did not unduly bother Damian Jayasinghe who benefiting from a couple of moments of generosity in the field – powered his way to 59, whilst Tom Thorp (30) began to show signs of growing maturity at the wicket before giving his wicket away to Alan Sturgess (3-56). The middle order was held together by Matt Molloy, playing his first league game of the season. After a watchful start he began to find the boundary with regularity and brought up his maiden league fifty with a six. The stunning finale was applied by Scott Tapper (23no) to boost Lymington's total to an imposing 220.

If ever the old saying of bad wickets taking wickets was true, Peter Harding (4-11) demonstrated it perfectly. Bowling a generally good line and moving the ball away from the batsmen, arguably his four worst balls – all of them full tosses – resulted in his four wickets. Despite suffering slightly from the onslaught of D Johnson (30), Tim Noble (4-48) kept his composure well and was also rewarded with four wickets. Just to ensure that Fawley had no chance of a fightback, Matt Molloy finished with the remarkable figures of 2-2 off 3 overs.

D Jayasinghe (Lymington) 59
M Molloy (Lymington) 50


Mark Gannaway

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