For a brief while Lymington's batting traumas seemed to be behind them as Mark Gannaway (56) and Steve Coltman (35) posted 100 relatively untroubled
runs before the drinks break. From here the game started to turn in
Pylewell's favour and once enterprising knocks from Will Thorp (25) and Tom
Thorp (23) were ended, the innings reached a rapid conclusion. This was
largely due to the belated introduction of Simon Pallister (4-37) and Tony
Hayes (4-14) as seven wickets fell for the addition of only 21 runs.
An early wicket to Will Thorp (1-38) raised hopes, and thoughts of victory
may have begun to trickle across a few minds as Ronnie Hawker (2-33) took
wickets in successive overs, including that of Chris Todd (37). But after
proving to be a thorn in Lymington's side with his bowling, Tony Hayes was
to repeat the feat with his batting. With the victory target came ever
closer, Pylewell lost E Trussell (24), but Hayes (61no) was not to be
thwarted and oversaw victory with a flurry of boundaries.
BEST OF THE WEEK:
M Gannaway (Lymington) 56
T Hayes (Pylewell) 61no