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