After last weeks win the Lymington CC 1st XI were full of optimism going to bottom of the table Calmore Sports CC. Captain Adie Hunt won the toss and elected to bat even though rain was forecast and in the air. Openers Mark Jackson with his steadying influence and young Tom Carter (15) back from University started cautiously against the new ball but Tom was caught behind in the 11th over and then with the score at 47 Mark (16 retired hurt) pulled a hamstring and had to leave the field. Mark Burrett (31) batting well was joined by Peter Smith and they took the score to 134 before the former was caught and this brought in Bryn Darbyshire (72). They completely dominated the Calmore bowlers before the former was caught for 119 (16 4's and 6 6's) with the score on 263 in the 37th over and the latter followed with the score on 284 in the 41st over missing out on a well deserved league ton. Wickets fell in the pursuit of more runs and Martin Hunt (13), young Ed Carter (28) and Trevor Phillips (13) took the score to 348 for 8 from the full 50 overs. The highest away score by Lymington in Southern Premier League history.
Opening bowlers young Lloyd Scott (9 overs 3 for 56) and Peter Smith (10 overs 3 maidens 2 for 30) bowled tight and Calmore at 59 for 5 in the 14th over were never going to reach Lymington's mammoth total. Trevor Phillips (7 overs 2 maidens 1 for 27) bowled with his usual accuracy and was well backed by young Ed Carter (5 overs 1 for 27). As in the previous week Martin Hunt ( 9 overs 2 maidens 3 for 50) bowling his left arm spin proved a revelation and spun out the tail including a sensational catch by Mark Burrett on the deep square leg boundary.
Picking up maximum points this win moves Lymington into 6th place in the league and with strugglers Sparsholt to play this Saturday 30th July and 4 more matches after that a couple more wins should ensure a middle table finish.