Match Report - New Forest Edmund de Rothschild KO Semi-Final Final - 20th June 05
Bashley v Lymington

Bashley Rydal 128 for 5 v Lymington 129 for 3 (18 over match )

Now that's what I call a Bashing!
Lymington are through to the final of the President's Cup following their demolition of rivals Bashley on Monday evening at the BCG. Chasing the Gold Leaguer's 128 for 5, Lymo cruised home to a 7 wicket win with almost 6 overs to spare. It was a remarkable performance, not least from Pete Smith who smashed an unbeaten 58 including perhaps the biggest six ever seen at the BCG. The rampant Aussie launched Matt King over the boundary, over the road, over the village hall and into the football ground opposite. It was a truly stupendous strike and one which locals say may have been even bigger than a similar shot from Luke Ronchi several years ago.

Smith wasn't the only Lymington batsman to prosper in the evening sunshine. Newcomer Simon Mayes hit a brisk 31 despite suffering a pulled muscle. Earlier Adie Hunt had taken 2 for 20 in his 4 overs as Lymington managed to keep a reign on their illustrious rivals.

The final is scheduled for July 8th at Langley Manor when Lymington will come face to face with former Sports Ground favourite Wayne Smith and a Fawley side who currently lie in mid-table in County Division One.



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