Match Report - Third XI - 7th May 05
Lymington v Godshill

Godshill 196-5 42 overs - Lymington 164 39 overs

Lymington 3rd X1 began their season with a close defeat by Godshill at Woodside. Newly appointed Captain, Peter Tapper won the toss and decided that as Chris Noble is a better opening bowler than an opening batsman decided to field. Chris bowled extremely tightly but failed to take a wicket as their openers scored 110 for the first wicket before young Scott Tapper made the breakthrough. Their other opener continued to slog merrily but Peter Tapper finally dismissed him for a well struck 78. Most of the Godshill batsmen scored runs despite some excellent bowling by Tim Noble and Jack Todd. The fielding was youthful with Craig Tapper and Jim Lowe being the pick of the crop with good support from Tom Thorp behind the stumps. The final total of 197 was always going to be a test but Peter Tapper with an aggressive 35 kept our hopes alive. David Coles and Jim Lowe with 46 maintained the momentum but once this pair were dismissed the innings slowly faded. The blend of youngsters and seniors should provide a good basis for survival and it was encouraging to witness the enthusiasm from these youngsters.



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