Match Report - Sunday Friendly - 23rd May 2004
Lymington v Woodgreen by Mark Gannaway

Side Batting First: Lymington 210 for 6
Side Batting Second: Woodgreen 179 for 3

Lymington's innings focused mainly on two contrasting fifties. The first was from opener Tim Hunter (66) who provided the foundation of the innings, anchoring the top order. The second came from Chris Nutt (50) who, after protesting that number eleven wasn't his preferred position, and fixing the glasswasher, was promoted to number seven with dazzling effect. After taking one run from his first six balls, he completed his half century facing only a further 17 balls. In total, 70 runs were added in the last four overs, with Scott Tapper (21no) also joining in the fun.

The loss of two of the top four for ducks could have signalled the end of a competitive match, but the Woodgreen batsmen had other ideas. Although always behind the run rate, both S Richards (98no) and I Cousins (53no) looked composed at the wicket, and had it not been for Nutt's late onslaught earlier in the day, Lymington may have been more anxious about their prospects. The highlight of the day was leg-spinner Tom Hill taking a wicket in his first over in senior cricket with a ball that spun behind the batsman's legs.

Tim Hunter (Lymington) 66
Chris Nutt (Lymington) 50 off 23 balls

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