Match Report - Under 13s - 31st July 05
Lymington v Mudeford
New Forest Colts Cricket Association - CUP Final

The Cup Final was played at the picturesque Langley Manor Cricket Club on Sunday the 31st July. League champions Muderford won the toss and invited Lymington to bat first, on a damp wicket due to early morning rain. Lymington clearly had something to prove against the league champions as they got off to a blistering start with A Lyndsay - Wood retired on (31*) inside the first 5 overs. S Tombs (17) and T Jenvey (32*) added valuable runs in a partnership worth 54 runs in just 8 overs, before C Kinsella added a quick fire (18) including a massive six that sent the large crowd running for cover. B Rostand (8) and M Boynton (7*) gave the innings a final flourish to close on a hugely impressive 138 - 3 from 20 overs.

Mudeford began their reply in disastrous fashion with a run out in only the 2nd over. The highly impressive A Lyndsay - Wood hurled himself full length on the boundary to stop what should have been a certain four, M Vokes threw the ball in straight over the stumps to wicketkeeper J Young to affect the run out. All the Lymington bowlers bowled very tidily and there far superior ground field and catching was evident throughout, inflicting three run outs on the opposition. Mudeford staggered to a final score of 97 - 8 leaving Lymington once again New Forest U13 cup winners by the massive margin of 41 runs. Captain S Tombs dully held the cup aloft and A Lyndsay - Wood was proclaimed man of the match by the match adjudicators, for his (31*), fantastic caught and bowled, and bowling figures of 2 - 15 from 4 overs and his involvement in the first run out.

Lymington were left to ponder that if the League match between these two teams had not fallen foul of the inclement weather that a league and cup double was a distinct possibility. With seven of this cup final squad still available for Under 13 cricket in 2006 the future looks very bright indeed for Lymington at this level.


The Winning Team

Tony Thorp

 

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