On his 150th appearance for Lymington's fourth side, Mark Gannaway was
immediately faced with a quandary upon winning the toss: to bat first and
risk a batting collapse similar to their 66 at New Milton in the previous game, or to field first with only nine players. Plumping for the second
option a few nagging doubts had already risen to the surface as Hythe raced
to 40 without loss after 10 overs. Things quickly got worse as Mark Rossiter
pulled a hamstring in only his second over. Lymington however stuck to their
task as P Whitlock (119no) and E Bell (67no) marched happily along.
Lymington's youthful bowling attack (over half the overs were bowled by
Under-15's) toiled away, but very few chances came their way.
Fears over Lymington's batting were realised as early as the second over, as
Mike Bowman (2-31) made early inroads. A painful looking scorecard from a
Lymington perspective saw five ducks, and a second top score of 6. The
instigator of much of this madness was I White (6-18), as Mark Gannaway
watched the mayhem from the other end, carrying his bat for an undefeated
BEST OF THE WEEK: M Gannaway (Lymington) 57no