Lymington recorded a spectacular win by defeating Locksheath by 4 wickets in a run feast at the Sports Ground. Chasing a formidable target both Mark Jackson with a patient 76 and a hard hit 62 by Neil Trestrail put Lymington on route for an unlikely victory. David Griffith with a quickfire 44 kept the pace but the fireworks were reserved for James Myatt. James blasted 60 off about 22 deliveries and sealed victory with a merry slog over mid wicket for six.
This was a magnificient victory and should fill the team with confidence. Earlier most of Locksheath batsman helped themselves to our bowling with 40 extras not helping. The final total should have been enough but the wicket playing very well and an excellent outfield, proved that any total is within reach.
GREAT SCOTT ! LYMINGTON STIFFS LAND LOCKS HEATH SHOCKER
The wheels fell off the Locks Heath bandwagon at Lymington last week – and skipper Scott Jones has been busy in his workshop fastening them back on in time for Saturday's spicy local County Division 1 derby with Sarisbury Athletic.
The Heathens came a real cropper when they posted 268-8 – only to lose by four wickets to a Lymington 2nd XI that had lost both its previous matches by some distance.
Aussie duo Glen Lambeth (84) and Lyndon Strong (46) did their bit but, as Jones and his cosmopolitan crew found to their cost, a target of 268 was well short of par on Lymington's magnificent strip.
"We felt it could be a winning score," Jones said. "But the pitch there is so good than you can never be sure and they got in with eight balls to spare." Golden Oldies Mark Jackson (76) and Neil Trestrail (62) provided the launch pad for home-grown Lymington's unexpected win.
James Myatt, who flayed an unbeaten 62 in double quick time, sent Locks Heath back into the Forest with tails firmly between legs.