|Friendly cricket match builds bridges
Lymington Town footballers swapped their studs for spikes on Tuesday and took on their cricketing counterparts in a friendly at the Sports Ground. Not wanting to be embarrassed by their co-tennants, the cricketers rattled up a huge 165 for 5 from 16 overs with Tim Hunter hitting an unbeaten 50. Dave Perrett (pictured) also hit a fine half century for the footballers who replied with 130 for 8. Peter Harding took 3 wickets and got 3 catches.
In the past the relationship between the football and cricket clubs has been somewhat frosty to say the least. But last night players and officials from both sides chatted and enjoyed a beer together, raising real hopes that the clubs can cement a good relationship and progress together in their respective sports. The only disappointing aspect of the evening was the lack of representation from the Council. Mind you, having improved relations with the football club, Lymington Cricket Club may now have to do the same with the St Thomas's Park Residents Association after Tim Hunter and Peter Tapper peppered their gardens and roofs with a barrage of sixes during the match!
Footnote: Tony Jenkin was invited to captain the cricket club in the match due to the fact that he was a regular in the Lymington Town FC side during the 60s and 70s. We have managed to uncover this photo which shows Jenky (front row, far right) in his prime. But does anyone know whatever happened to the rabbit that was sitting on Jenky's head?