Tigers tame the Lions in Six-a-Sides final
'Whatham's Tigers' are the 2004 Lymington Six-a-side champions following their 5 wicket demolition of 'Christian's Lions' in the grand final yesterday. Chasing the Lion's paltry 65 all out, Dom Di Maria's sparkling 25 not out led the Tigers home with more than 5 overs to spare.
The event, sponsored by Greene King, drew a smaller turnout than previous years, but plenty of fun was still had by all. The Tigers, named after Karl's Balmain team back in Oz, won their first match against 'Adie's Aardvarks' by a country mile and never looked back from that point on. The only question was who would be the Tigers' opponents in the final. The last group match saw a victory for the Lions, thus ensuring that Adie Hunt's team would secure the wooden spoons.
Chris Nutt hit the biggest six of the day, planting the ball on top of the pavilion roof, while Karl Whatham found the going so easy at one stage that he even took to batting left handed (and still managed to hit boundaries!). Indeed, Karl was also the only batsman all day to win himself free bottles of beer by hitting one of the boxes of Speckled Hen that had been strategically placed on the outfield. Christian Pain triumphed in the bowling at the stump competition, seeing off Ed Molloy (broken jaw et al) in a sudden death shoot-out.
At the end of the competition Karl's team were presented with yet more free bottles of Speckled Hen (kindly supplied by Greene King). The winning line up was: Karl Whatham, Dom Di Maria, Craig Tapper, Damian Jayasinghe, Marc O'Sullivan and Trevor Phillips.
TP, Photos by Dom Di Maria