Match Report - Under 13 Cup - 26th May 05
Paultons v Lymington
New Forest Colts Cricket Association

Paultons 106-6 v Lymington 114-3

Lymington traveled to Paultons without several key players unavailable and elected to bat first. Against accurate bowling openers J Gossage (7) and A Lindsay-Wood (17) made steady if not spectacular progress adding 26 for the first wicket in 6 overs. The innings gained momentum when S Tombs (30 Retired) joined T Jenvey (22*) and rapidly changed the scoring rate with several boundaries. B Rostand then hit a quick fire (18) to leave Lymington on a useful 114-3 from the allotted 18 overs.

In reply Paultons set about the target in in a controlled manner scoring at close to 6 runs an over for the first 9 overs and were very well placed at the halfway stage on 49-3, after a very good (30 Retired) from Whickenden. The introduction of the slow bowlers in the middle of the innings turned the tide back in the favour of Lymington, always leaving Paultons with just a shade too much to do, finishing the innings on 106-6, perhaps the only thing to split the two teams in the final analysis was Lymington's superior catching and ground fielding. Lymington can safely progress to the next round knowing that performances will have to improve if they are to have a prolonged cup run this season.

Tony Thorp


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