Match Report - New Forest Cup -14th Jun 2004
Lymington v North Baddesley

Side Batting First: North Baddesley 116 for 7
Side Batting Second: Lymington 99 for 8

An inexperienced Lymington side – including three Under-13's of whom two were making their senior debuts – put a brave, but ultimately doomed resistance. The commitment in the field could not be faulted with Tom Hill prowling the infield and Ali Iles lurking in the deep. With Martin Gregory going for only three runs in his first two overs, Baddesley were unable to make a flying start, and the run out of N Williams (32) further stalled progress. The middle order found survival difficult against Ali Iles (3-24) and James Lowe (2-16), but A Williams (25no) rallied the troops what would prove a sufficient score.

With the senior upper order batsmen failing to find their feet, all hopes were pinned on Tom Thorp, and for a while it seemed that such faith would be well placed. Striking the ball cleanly and with precision, Thorp was unlucky to fall victim to a direct hit to be run out for 40. The remainder of the innings was notable for how well the two debutantes – Elliot Lindsay-Wood and James Winderam – acquitted themselves with the bat, but by then the damage had already been done.

Mark Gannaway

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