Match Report - Third XI - 28th May 05
Lymington v Langley Manor
Lymington 3rd X1 144-7 - Langley Manor 171
Lymington lost by a disappointing 27 runs in their search for their first win of the season. Hampered by the recent bout of wet weather players are still rusty but there were some good individual performances. Langley Manor's openers rattled up 80 in the first 12 overs before Scott Tapper bowled their young opener for 10 but runs continued to flow until the introduction of Peter Tapper who took 4-22 off 9 overs. Good support bowling by Tim Noble and later by Alex Treagus with 3-29 kept the score in check. The final target of 171 was extremely gettable but tight bowling restricted the home team to only 23 off the first 15 overs.
Wickets tumbled including Peter Tapper for a duck, however Craig Tapper played some excellent shots to score 19 and Tom Thorp displayed his batting talent with 11 good looking runs. The score was upped by excellent batting from Jim Lowe with his maiden fifty for the thirds and Alex Treagus who scored 38 to underline his allrounders ability. Overall there are signs that the policy of playing the senior colts will benefit the Club long term.