Lymington 124 for 8
Bournemouth 125 for ?
Cup heartbreak for Lymo!
Lymington came agonisingly close to pulling off a major upset last night in the second round of the SEC Cup. Division One high-flyers Bournemouth required 16 runs from Christian Pain's last over, and their chances looked to have all but disappeared when Glyn Treagus bagged a catch at mid-wicket. But with 14 still needed off the final 3 balls of the match, up stepped Bournemouth captain Richard Scott who smashed a four and two huge sixes onto the clubhouse roof to complete a dramatic turnaround.
Ironically the former Hampshire batsman had demoted himself down the order as Bournemouth appeared to be cruising to victory. Chasing Lymington's 124 for 8, they looked to be in complete command at 64 for 1 from 10 overs. But a flurry of wickets from Whatham, Treagus and Peacock swiftly changed the complexion of the match and the visitors soon found themselves requiring a daunting 23 from 12 balls. But as Lymington began to contemplate a memorable victory and a place in the last eight of the competition, they bargained against the awesome hitting power of the unflappable Scott.
Earlier in the evening Dave Griffiths creamed a six and several fours as Lymington totalled 124 for 8 from their 20 overs.
Despite the bitter disappointment of the defeat, captain Dan Peacock was pleased with the way that his team had battled against a Bournemouth side containing nine or ten of their regular first team players.