Match Report - Fourth XI - 20th August 05
Lymington v BAe Systems

Side Batting First: Lymington 98 all out
Side Batting Second: BAe Systems 99 for 4

Electing to bat on a green top after the recent rains soon proved to be a questionable decision as Lymington struggled to come to terms against a bowling attack who without fail continually challenged the batsmen. A Nichols (3-23) made the initial breakthrough, and his stranglehold was only put to the test when Steve Coltman (29) took 17 off an over. Only three other batsmen made double figures, with S Koul taking 4-5 off 6 overs as Lymington limped from 36 without loss to 98 all out.

Although never looking 100% comfortable, the BAe batsmen knew that, chasing such a small total, there was no need to take unnecessary risks. Nevertheless, Luigi Di Maria (1-25) and James Lowe (1-24) still created chances, and had these been accepted then a tight game might have been in the offing. By the time that K Hayward was dismissed by George Hayward (1-10), and Steve Coltman took his second fine catch of the match, this time off Tom Hayward (1-26), the game was all but over.

Mark Gannaway

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