Mid-morning drizzle delayed the start of the men's match, but once the rains had cleared Bash wasted little time in tucking into the Lymington bowling, and by lunchtime they had passed the hundred mark for the loss of just Neil Sexton. Former Hampshire and England A opening batsman Tony Middleton (3-38) then came into the attack and soon dismissed Simon Dean with his cunning left arm spin. Graham Pardey (64) and Andy Neal (55) added a fruitful partnership for the third wicket, and some lusty late blows from Shaun Lilley enabled the home side to declare on 228 for 7.
After losing Stu Simkins in the second over, Jerry Holt and Tony Middleton set about rebuilding the innings. Middleton rolled back the years with some wonderfully timed strokes before pulling a short ball to mid-wicket and departing for 31. This triggered a mini collapse as McGuirk, Hunter, Trestrail and Tapper all fell in quick succession as spinner Ross Grierson (3 for 27) weaved his magic.
When Jerry Holt eventually fell for a fine 57 - including a huge six into the next field off Andy Sexton - Lymington were left with the task of batting out the last 15 overs to save the match. This they almost did, with Adie Hunt (31) putting up stout resistance, until Neil Taylor finally bamboozled last man Martin Gregory with a googly to clinch the match with just a couple of balls to spare.