Match Report

BURLEY CC v LYMINGTON CC Veterans - 3rd September 04

Lymington CC 265 all out
Burley CC 198 all out (40 over match)

On a glorious sunny afternoon Lymington CC Veterans captain Neil Trestrail won the toss and elected to bat with "under age player" Ed Molloy, who sustained a fractured jaw requiring a metal insert a few weeks ago a ball having hit him under his helmet, opening the batting. After initial nerves he batted well and eventually retired on 100 not out. Meanwhile Jerry Holt hit a classy 33 but a minor collapse saw Lymington veterans Peter Tapper and Neil Trestrail depart cheaply before 4th team player Malcolm Douglas (46 not out) held the tail together ably supported by Nick Gossip(14) and Christian Locke (16). The evergreen Robin Goff (5) with over 50 years playing for Lymington and veteran Chris Noble also departed cheaply and Lymington were all out for 265 within the 40 overs.

In reply Burley CC started steadily but Lymington's "under age" bowlers the promising Peter Harding ( 9 overs 2 for 37) and Christian Locke (9 overs 2 for 49) made early inroads into their batting. Bob Burrett who looks after the Burley pitch used his knowledge to great advantage but veterans Nick Gossip, Neil Trestrail and Chris Noble all bowled tidily before another Lymington veteran Jerry Holt ( 1 over 2 for 4) finished off the tail.

After a very enjoyable match on a good pitch in lovely summery weather, celebrations continued in the Queens Head.

Tony Wharton

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