Match Report - Fourth XI - 9th July 05
Lymington v Suttoners

Side Batting First: Suttoners 147 all out
Side Batting Second: Lymington 149 for 5

After losing the previous week to a side who had not won a game until that point, Lymington were determined to repeat the dose on successive Saturdays. Once again the home side lost the toss, and Suttoners eventually decided to bat. At 50-0 off 16 overs all looked well set for the away side and Lymington were facing an eighth straight defeat. The introduction of of Aiden Lindsay-Wood, taking a wicket with his first ball in senior cricket, and Laurie Hillman (2-48), on his club debut, began to turn things around. Although Aaron Brown (41no) was striking the ball well, the other end promised to be a fruitful garden for the Lymington bowlers, and it was Will Thorp who found himself in Paradise with a spell of 6-8 off five overs, including a hat-trick. This ripped the heart out of the Suttoners innings, although they recovered slightly to 147 all out.

Lymington made a steady start, although two quick wickets to Bill Nicholls cause a few nerves among the remaining batsmen. Once again, it was Will Thorp to calm things down, scoring 24, and taking Lymington to the brink of victory. The job was finished off by Tony Thorp (17no), and Lymington could celebrate their first victory of the season.

Best of the Week: S Coltman (Lymington) 60
W Thorp (Lymington) 6-31

Mark Gannaway

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