Side Batting First: Lymington 284 for 5
Side Batting Second: Canford 210 all out
Lymington maintained their trend in recent years of batting first in this fixture and were confronted in the process by two of their own 2nd XI bowlers, with Dominic Norton (1-34) and Christian Rathbone (3-49) each removing one of the opening batsmen as Lymington tottered to 33 for 2 after nine overs. This was to be their last success for some time as Lymington rebuilt with a stand of 81 before Dom Di Maria (29) was stumped. This though did not herald a change in fortune as Karl Whatham (70no) and Mark Gannaway (130) saw things through almost to the end.
In contrast Canford struggled for early runs against Mark Jackson (1-17) and were soon behind the run rate. Problems escalated against the spin attack of Martin Hunt (3-33) and Karl Whatham (2-47), and the dismissal of G Shepherd (62) saw the end of any realistic hope that the home side had of winning. A late rally from Guy Hayward (36) was nipped in the bud by David Scott (2-42) and with the last man unable to bat, the final wicket was taken in the last over.
BEST OF THE WEEK:
M Gannaway 130
K Whatham 70no
Mark Gannaway (text)
Dom Di Maria (Photography)