19/20th June - Weekend Summary

Oh dear!
Lymington's unbeaten run in the Southern Premier League came to a spectacular end at Calmore where they were crushed by a massive 151 runs.  Chasing the home side's 255 Lymo slumped to a pitiful 104 all out. Only Karl Whatham came away with any credit, taking 3 wickets and scoring 53 as the wickets tumbled around him. Calmore owed much to opener Simon Ennew who carved out a maiden SPL century. Lymington drop down to second place in the table behind Alton.

The Thirds and Fourths also fell to defeat. The weakened Fourth XI were absolutely hammered by Langley Manor who rattled up 278 and then bowled out Lymington for just 40. The Third XI produced an improved performance against Trojans at Woodside, but still suffered a 16 run defeat. Chasing the visitor's 210, Adie Hunt (77) and Jerry Holt put Lymo in a promising position, but when these two were dismissed the innings simply crumbled.


At least the Second XI managed a win, although they made hard work of it against an under-strength US Portsmouth. Peter Tapper took 6 for 27 as US were bowled out for 178. Lymington were then in some trouble against the lively Paine and were reduced to 60 for 5 before Trevor Phillips and Chris Nutt (36) steadied the ship. Three more wickets fell before Tony Thorp (pictured) held his nerve and notched up a fine 27 not out to win the match for Lymington in the penultimate over. Credit must also go to James Lowe and 14 year old Tom Thorp who were drafted in to the Seconds at short notice. Both showed a great deal of courage, especially against the quick US opening bowler, and neither looked out of place at the higher level. Tom also had the added bonus of taking his first Hants Div 1 wicket in a tidy 5 over spell.

TP


 
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