Match Report - Fourth XI - 25th June 05
Lymington v Burley

Side Batting First: Lymington 172 for 7
Side Batting Second: Burley 175 for 4

Given their record to date, an air of inevitability descended on the Lymington dressing room upon being asked to bat. At 13 for 2 (C Rees 2-64) in the fifth over, everything seemed to be following the script. Some resistance followed from Malcolm Douglas (16) before the middle order disappeared in a flash to M Mortimer (3-28). But then the bowlers seemed to misplace their lines and an eighth wicket stand of 75 in 11 overs got Lymington back centre stage, before Luigi Di Maria (26) missed his cue, but not before equally the top score by a non-opener this season! Finally the Lymington bowlers had something to bowl at, helped by Mark Gannaway (109no).

It did not take line for the bowlers to rise to their task, with Ronnie Hawker (4-48) having the success, whilst Luigi Di Maria (17 runs of 12 overs) ensured the asking rate was slowly rising. The Burley batsmen knew they had to start hitting out, and hitting out is what they did, and to great effect with M Mortimer (63no) and M Green (44no) guiding the home side to what turned out to be a comfortable victory.

Best of the Week:
M Gannaway (Lymington) 109no

Mark Gannaway

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