Match Report - Under 11a- 12th June 05
Lymington v OTs and Romsey
New Forest Colts Cricket Association League

Lymington 282 v OTs and Romsey 255

Lymington Overpower OTs and Romsey
Lymington travelled to Romsey fully supported by the players parents, where having lost the toss they made full us of the good wicket on a perfect Sunday morning. With a changed side the new opening partnership of N Elliot(12) and D Cureton(1) Batted and ran well, with Cureton unlucky unenough to only face 4 balls, they gave Lymington a good foundation finishing their 4 overs with 233 on the board. A Maher(4) and A Drodge(2) continued the good work adding another 11 runs from their spell. The 3rd partnership of S Gossage(1) and O Wiltshire(23) showed how good running and selfless play by Gossage allowed Wilshire to blaze the bowling to all parts including a one bounce cover drive for 4. This left Lymington on 288 after 12 overs having added 44 runs. Lymingtons last pair of Lowe and J Bowring were unlucky both losing a wicket to excellent balls despite resolute defence. Finishing on 282 Romset and OTs will wonder how having only conceded 2 wides the previous week against Bashley they managed to give away 20. Pick of the Romsy and OTs bowlers was Protheroe(3-4-0) and Stickler(3-4-1).

To make matters worse Romsey and OTs innings started badley losing 2 wickets in one over to Wilshires(2-7-2) leg spin, as the tried to chase the big Lymington total. Tight bowling by Elliot(2-2-0) Gossage(2-6-0) and Drodge(2-5-1) kept the batsmen under pressure. Maher(2-4-0) who only conceded one boundry bowled with new found control. Romsey and OTs 3rd pairing came to the wicket with only 203 on the score board and tried to get themselves back in the game, with a flurry of good shots firstly Protheroe(13) and Dolbear(9) then Stickler(12) and Salter(3) they tried in vain to wrestle the game back. Lymington fielding was for the most part inspired, lead by Gossage and Maher, allowing Lymington to give Lowe and Bowring practise in match conditions, and although they conceded 30 runs it was as much the batsmans desperation to get back into the match as loose bowling. Finishing on 255, 27 runs short Romsey and OTs can take some positives from the game, given they fielded a young side and their determination not to give up was a credit to them. The match was played in a good spirit, which is essential for cricket at this age group. Finally Lymington performed the basics well, and as a team are improving with every outing.

Best Batting U11 Ollie Wiltshire 23

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