Match Report - Sunday Friendly - 17th April 05
South Wilts v Lymington

South Wilts: 244 for 6 after 40 overs, Lymington: 147 for 3 after 21 overs. Match abandoned as a draw as the rain closed in

Lymington started their season with a daunting trip to last seasons SPL winners South Wilts on what turned out to be a bitterly cold afternoon.

South Wilts started positively until D. Norton 2 - 37 made a double break through and with L Scott bowling a very good first spell of 2 - 7 from his 5 overs South Wilts struggled to 100 for 6 from 25 overs. S Naylor then came on to bowl and with his first ball for Lymington, a rank long hop took a wicket as the batmans eyes lit up and he speared the ball to point where D Norton took the catch. The game changed dramatically with the coming to the crease of L Wolf, after surviving an early chance he blasted his way to an unbeaten 110 from only 53 balls which propelled the score to 244 for 6 from the alloted 40 overs, with Norton and Scott being the pick of the Lymington bowlers.

The Lymington innings started off where the South Wilts innings ended with B Darbyshire hammering the ball to all parts of the ground in a brutal innings that finished in the 12th over with Darbyshire scoring 89 from only 45 balls. Useful contributions from A Hunt 17 and M Molloy 34no took Lymington to the promising position of 147 for 3 after 21 overs, at this point the 2 captains agreed that the players had withstood all they could from the weather and abandoned the game. A promising start to the season with many more plus points than minus coming from the game.

 

Master blaster Bryn (right) with Adam take shelter

 

Matt Malloy smears one for four

 

It were a bit cold

 

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