Side Batting First: Elite 262 for 7
Side Batting Second: Lymington 266 for 5
The tenth anniversary of this fixture was marked by an enjoyable match in which the batting was at the forefront as the bowlers pounded away for scant reward. Despite chasing what was an imposing total victory was achieved at a canter with six overs remaining. This was achieved by Nick Jenkin (107) and Chris Nutt (79no) who took full use of the good pitch and fast outfield by mixing booming boundaries with sharp singles as the Elite slowly began to look slightly ragged in the outfield. How the Elite were left ruing a chance to run out Jenkin in the second over, and a couple of dropped catches late in the proceedings. As well as a cameo 29 from Marc O'Sullivan, it was also pleasing to see Will Thorp (14) back on the cricket field since early May after breaking his ankle.
The Elite innings had earlier owed much to Dom Di Maria (86) – an innings resplendent with his customary drives – and a pugnacious 73 from Adi Hunt. This partnership of 125 enabled Trevor Phillips (29) to tuck into the bowling of Nick Jenkin in the final overs.
After the match, the trophy was presented by Pat Rickman to the Lymington vice-captain Robin Goff, whilst the Elite man-of-the-match award went to Dom Di Maria. The players and guests were then able to enjoy the benefits of a BBQ, during which all those gathered were reminded of the reason they were all there in a touching speech by Brian's son, Peter.
BEST OF THE WEEK:
N Jenkin (Lymington) 107
C Nutt (Lymington) 79no
D Di Maria (Elite) 86
A Hunt (Elite) 73