Match Report - Sunday Friendly - 16th May 2004
Fawley v Lymington by Mark Gannaway

Side Batting First: Lymington 193 for 6
Side Batting Second: Fawley 63 all out

On a square that had produced 600 runs the previous day anyone expecting a
feast of runs at Lymington for this game would have gone home disappointed
as the bowlers were on top for much of the game. For much of the early part
of their innings Lymington struggled for momentum, with L Read (1-17 off 11
overs) doing much to restrict scoring options, although it was S Clarke (2-31) who enjoyed the benefits by making the initial breakthrough.

Lymington initially found their feet through Dom Di Maria (30), but with tea approaching the score still looked slightly anorexic. The flesh was put on the bones by Trevor Phillips (35no) and Karl Whatham (34no), with 70 runs being added in the last six overs. As it happened, this in itself would have proved sufficient.

Fawley never recovered from an opening salvo from Trevor Phillips (3-10) and Eddie Freeman (2-16), the latter making a rare return south. At 23 for 5 in the ninth over, the game was all but over, but this allowed Scott Tapper (2-12) and Will Thorp (1-15) to bowl with freedom. The coup de grace was applied by Karl Whatham who took the last two wickets without conceding a run from his 3.2 overs.

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