Lymington 105 for 9
Lymington were dumped out of the President's Cup last night by local rivals Bashley. The Gold Leaguers - fielding the majority of their first XI - won the match by 31 runs and now face Mudeford in the final at Pylewell Park on July 9th.
Andy Sexton, Neil Thurgood and Aussie Shawn Gillies had given the visitors a rapid start, but tight bowling from Adie Hunt and Mike West, not to mention the stunning run out of Gillies by Dan Peacock, pulled Lymo back into the contest and left Bashley on 104 with just two overs of their innings remaining. However Matt King launched into a barrage of boundaries - including a massive six into the tennis courts - and suddenly Lymington were facing a daunting target of 136 from 18 overs.
With Lymington missing three top order batsmen in Treagus, Trestrail and Craft, hopes were pinned on Karl Whatham and Dan Peacock. These two responded well and guided their side to a promising position before Peacock was brilliantly caught in the deep by Gillies for 18. Whatham struck a big six and several more fours before he too was caught at deep square leg by Knowles for 47. Lymington's hopes effectively ended at that point, and as they spluttered to 105 for 9, the only highlight was Adie Hunt's mighty six over cow-corner off Royan.