NEWS
31 May 05 First X1 v Sparsholt Match Report
Pete Smith gets 132*
SE Cup round 1 Match Report
Last over agony
29 May 05 Stop press: First and Seconds won, Thirds and Fourths lost - further details to follow

SEPL Results and League Table - makes better reading for Lymo

25 May 05 Development Fund show NET Profit!
This Saturday sees the first of our monthly draws for the club's 2005 Development Fund, more (see what we have bought)
25 May 05 We have a new song: The Nissan Micra Song (for Pete Smith)
24 May 05 Second change
Neil Trestrail is taking over the Second XI captaincy from Trevor Philips for this season. Trevor be playing for the 1st team (if selected). Further details available from Trevor and Neil...
24 May 05 First senior competitive win for Lymo
The first team were in good form on Monday night in the 18 over cup game, tight bowling restricted Calmore to 129 which Lymo reached with no trouble in the 16th over thanks to a blazing 77no by Bryn Derbyshire, match report
The next cup game (SEC) is on Thursday when we play.....Calmore
24 May 05 Why does it always rain on us?
For the third time in just four weeks Lymington's Southern Premier League fixture fell victim of the weather. Not even the Lymington waterhog could save Saturday's match against Calmore at the Sports Ground. Having removed gallons of water off the square during the morning, the groundstaff could only watch as the heavens opened again an hour and a half before the start, putting paid to any chances of play. The rain meant more frustration for First XI skipper Adie Hunt who knew exactly where to lay the blame: "The climate's gone mad since the BBC changed the weather maps!"

It was a similar story for the club's other three sides whose matches were all called off on Saturday morning. Yesterday's friendly at Woodgreen was also cancelled.

Cup final shirt arrives in Lymington
The Western Warriors' shirt worn by former Lymington player Aaron Heal during the 2004 ING Cup final in Australia was delivered to the Sports Ground by Aaron's parents over the weekend. As the photo shows, Aaron's father Phil took time out from his holiday in England to call in to the Ground and hand the shirt over to Adie Hunt and it now hangs in the club trophy cabinet.

The tall left arm spinner was part of the victorious Western Australia team which recorded a 4 wicket win over the Queensland Bulls in front of 15,000 spectators at the Gabba in Brisbane. It was Aaron's tight spell of bowling that hauled the Warriors back into the match after the Bulls had raced away at 9 an over in the first hour. The Warriors side, including Murray Goodwin and Mike Hussey reached their target of 247 with just a couple of balls remaining.

Phil, who originally hails from Dartmouth in Devon, confirmed that Aaron intends to return to England next year but will probably be looking to play in one of the northern leagues where the standard (not to mention the financial reward!) is rather higher than down here in the south. But Phil went on to say that his son will definitely be back in Lymington in 2007 to celebrate the club's 200th anniversary.

Aaron was recently offered another rookie contract with Western Australia and is already in training for the next Australian season.

20 May 05 Matty keeps it in the family!
Lymington make just one change from the side that lost at Alton a fortnight ago with Trevor Phillips coming in to replace Ed Molloy who is busy undertaking University work in Cardiff. With Second XI wicketkeeper John Law suffering from a broken finger, Ed's brother Matt will don the keeper's gloves against a Calmore side who, like Lymington, lost a number of experienced players over the winter. After seeing two of his opening three fixtures postponed, skipper Adie Hunt will be desperately hoping that the rain stops before tomorrow's match. The pitch has been covered all week and should be dry, but the square is still saturated and it will take a good few hours of sunshine for the ground to be playable. No doubt we shall see the famous Lymington water-hog in action for the first time this season. Team: Derbyshire, Hunt M, Burrett, Smith, Molloy M (Wk), Hunt A (C), Pain, Phillips, Westcott, Scott, Norton

The experienced triumvirate of Neil Trestrail, Mark Jackson and Dave Griffiths take charge of the Second XI who go looking for their first win of the season at US Portsmouth. Chris Noble provides a much needed boost to the beleaguered bowling attack.

The Thirds travel to Hyde while the Fourth XI face Sway in a local derby at Woodside.

Bob's Your Umpire!
This is the frightening sight that greeted the Fair Oak and Purbrook batsmen in their SPL Division Three match last Saturday. Has Bob fallen asleep?
Bob Iles

17 May 05 Water water everywhere . . . except at the Southern Water Ground!
Once again the rain severely affected Lymington's league fixtures with Saturday's heavy drizzle putting paid to the First XI's home match with OTs & Romsey, the Thirds' trip to Netley, and the Fourth XI's meeting with Bournemouth. Bizarrely the rain clouds seemed to hug the coastline and the Second XI, who were just a few miles inland at Eastleigh & Otterbourne, escaped without seeing a single drop of the wet stuff - which was particularly ironic as the match was being played at the Southern Water Ground!

Mind you, the Second XI were left wishing that the clouds had crept inland as they fell to a second consecutive 8 wicket defeat. Dave Griffiths and Neil Trestrail had put Lymo in command but the side slumped from 100 for 2 to 184 all out. Just as the previous week, the opposition found batting against Lymington's weak bowling attack all too easy, and the classy John Ham (80 not out) guided Eastleigh home with 17 overs to spare to complete an utterly miserable weekend for skipper Trevor Phillips.

10 May 05 First XI v Alton match report
Third XI v Godshill match report
9 May 05 Weekend Roundup
Lymington began the season in the worst possible manner with all four sides suffering... more

Alls looking fair on the square
Paul Banks and Robin Goff display the results of their hard word

The table is looking in magnificent order this year thanks lots of hard work from the team. Paul Banks and Robin Goff show off the wicket for the Seconds game. Next weeks First's game will be played on the pitch on the right.

6 May 05 All the weekends team news in the weekend preview
6 May 05 Online copy of Lymo's renowned Club Handbook 2005 (pdf format)
3 May 05 For Pete's sake let the rain stop!
Lymo's new overseas player Peter Smith was left kicking his heels as both of this weekend's matches were cancelled. The postponements at St Cross on Saturday and Hursley Park on Sunday left the giant Aussie still waiting for his first chance to bat in English cricket. That should come this Saturday when Lymington make the long trip to Alton who won their opening match againts the OT's at Romsey.

At least Pete hasn't been too bored since his arrival in England. He's been doing an admirable job coaching children at five local junior schools, as well as helping out with the club's own colts. It was a bit of a shock though, when he and Adie Hunt arrived at Lymington Junior School to find more than 60 children waiting to be coached! Thanks to the excellent work of Pete, Adie and fellow coach Jim Lowe, it is hoped that the club can foster close links with local schools.
3 May 05 Walter mistake to make!
Those of you who recently received their new 2005 club handbook may have noticed a rather glaring error on page 10. According to the article at the bottom of the page a certain Walt Gregory and wife Irene recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. This in fact should have been Walt Drodge. The Life Member and former club umpire promptly contacted the editor to point out the mistake. Never mind Walt, it could have been worse - it could have said Walt Disney!!

Another error occurs in the Fourth XI averages where Meg Gannaway has pointed out that, according to the published statistics, he scored a total of 109 runs in the season despite having a highest score of 392! What an innings!!!
29 Apr 05

The weekend preview returns for 2005

Late decision leaves Adie in a quandry
New Lymington skipper Adie Hunt has been presented with a selection headache before the first ball of the 2005 season has even been bowled. His two new signings from Langley Manor - Ahmed Khan and Azeem Hammid - have dropped an eleventh hour bombshell, full details in the weekend preview

24 Apr 05 Peter SmithRain saves Bashley's bacon
Lymo who fielded first took control of the game from the 2nd over and never relinquished it. Lymo's bowling was good from start to finish and the Bashley's batsman were unable to cope, being all out for just 113. In reply Lymo scored a quick fire 71 for 0 in just 9 overs before the rain halted the demolition. In fairness to Bashley all their 1st team were away at a cup game and they did field a few 16 to 17 year olds. Pete Smith our Aussie made his debut but was only needed to bowl 4 overs as the rest of the team took the wickets, photo on the right.

Our new keeper John Law brings his Dorset fashion style to cricket
John Law - Fashion Guru

22 Apr 05 LCC Handbook 2005New Handbook out soon!
The brand new 2005 Lymington Cricket Club Handbook is due to be published early next week. All members should receive the handbook, a fixture card and their annual subscription form through the post.

The Handbook is packed full of information on the club, as well as reviews of the 2004 season and news of all the new arrivals at the Sports Ground.

There's also a probing question and answer session with a certain larger-than-life hairy ex-Fourth XI opening bowler, and an article reflecting on Meg Gannaway's 15 years in charge of the Sunday Seconds.

Tony Wharton gives us a 'wharts and all' tour diary from his recent visit trip to Sri Lanka, while Karl Whatham explains why joining Lymington was the best thing he ever did!

Add to that Larry the Lark entering the world of politics and the most surreal umpiring quiz ever, then you've got the best cricket club handbook this side of Norleywood! Don't miss it!

22 Apr 05 New Aussie on his way...
Lymington's new overseas player Peter Smith flies in from Australia on Saturday, seven days ahead of the start of the new league season. All-rounder Smith plays his cricket for the same Balmain team as Lymington's last overseas player Karl Whatham, and has forged a reputation in Grade cricket as a nippy seam bowler and a middle order batsman who can give the ball a bit of a whack.

Martin Hunt spent the winter playing at Balmain and reckons that Smith is "an unorthadox batsman who hits it miles!". Marty adds: "Given the right situation Pete will destroy a bowling attack and win you a game in no time".

At 31, Smith is likely to be the oldest member of the First XI and his experience could prove invaluable to the younger members of the side. "I hope that I can be as positive an influence for Lymington as I try to be with Balmain" he said shortly before leaving Australia.

21 Apr 05 Lymo take on Bashley in a friendly
This Sunday's preseason friendly is against Bashley. Players should meet at the Bashley ground for 13:30, Adie will again lead the team. Whether it's on the pylon pitch or the 'plastic' remains to be seen.
21 Apr 05 Lymo off the mark . . . at football!
Lymington Cricket Club have won their first match of the season at the Sports Ground. Mind you, they were playing football not cricket!
Full match report and photos
19 Apr 05 Outdoor Senior Practice
The Seniors practice at the Sport Ground will commence on Tuesday 26th April at 18.30pm until approximately 20:30 under the guidance of Dave Gelling, Trevor Phillips, Aide Hunt and Tony Wharton. Tuesdays will be the Seniors regular practice night for the season.

At the start of the season at least Seniors can also come down on Thursdays when there should be a few others around as well.

19 Apr 05 First outdoor game hit by rain
Lymo's first outgdoor game of the season was abandoned as a draw with 19 overs left to play with Lymo well on top. Bryn Derbyshire top scored with 89 off 45 balls! See the match report with photos
17 Apr 05 Awards dinner
The awards dinner was a great success with 74 in all attending. Further details of the awards and photos to follow.
13 Apr 05

LesLast call for dinner tickets

Today is the last chance to book your tickets for the club's Annual Presentation Dinner. A few places remain for the event which takes place this Friday evening at Towles Restaurant, Walhampton. Guest speaker will be the accomplished Scottish after-dinner speaker Les Peters. Tickets are £20 and can be reserved by phoning Mark Gannaway on 01590 676973 or Trevor Phillips 07812 699650.

12 Apr 05

Cricketers take on the Football Club
Next Wednesday evening members of the cricket club will be swapping their spikes for studs as they take on Lymington Town Veterans in a friendly football match under floodlights at the Sports Ground. The footballers will be gunning for revenge following last summer's cricket match between the two parties which saw a convincing win for the cricketers. Those with very long memories may even recall the last soccer match between the two clubs in the late 1980s when Brian Rickman led the cricket club to a surprise victory. Lymington CC hope to have Paul Sturmey and Steve Jenkin available to boost an otherwise inexperienced and unfit looking squad. Both players have been regulars in Town's Wessex Division Two championship winning side this season.

 

The full squad will be: Smith, Gannaway, Phillips, Sturmey, Thorp, Hunt, Hunt, Molloy, Pain, Nutt, Jenkin, Scott, Norton, Law, Naylor, Di Maria, Griffiths, Gregory

6 Apr 05 Golf Day - Tapps not so blue as Builders win
The Annual Lymington Cricket Club corporate golf day was played in benign conditions at Barton on Sea Golf Club on Wednesday 30th March. 60 players entered the 27 hole stableford competition sponsored by Blue Circle. It is a team event with the aggregate points to decide on the winning team. The format ensures that all the players participate and team bonding is essential. In addition to the team prize was the longest drive which was won by Mark Prince of Builder Center who somehow surpassed a huge drive by a local professional, and G Watts was the closest to the pin at the 9th on the Needles. The team prizes were very close and in third place were the Dunwood Elite with 169 points, however two teams tied for first place and finishing runners up were the team of Jason and his Lager Louts with 172 points but the overall winners were the Blue Circle team led by Peter Tapper and his team from Builder Center. Blue Circle won by scoring 68 points on the final back nine as opposed to 66 from the Lager louts.

Our thanks go to Tony Thorp for all his hard work in organizing such an event. The proceeds will go towards a new mobile net for our Sports Ground.

Tony and Peter

3 Apr 05 Tony Wharton's complete diary of the Hampshire Seniors Tour of Sri Lanka
28 Mar 05

Lloydy rejuvenated by the newsLloyd selected as a member of the Hampshire U16 Development Squad for the Jersey Festival

Hampshire Cricket Board has selected Lloyd Scott to be part of the Hampshire under 16 side competing in the Jersey festival against other top county sides.

The festival takes place from the 21st to 26th Aug. Back just in time then for the end of season party! Other teams competing include Wales, Yorkshire, Middlesex and Surrey.

24 Mar 05 The pre session nets are now in full swing with seniors from all 4 Saturday teams putting in some practice.
There is quite a showing of prospective new club members, some looking pretty useful, so get yourself down there.

Christian Pane is on the receiving end in the photo.

24 Mar 05 Tony Wharton's reports on the Hampshire Seniors Tour of Sri Lanka

Reports in the Sri Lanka Papers

21 Mar 05 Winchester shoot down Lymo's cup hopes
Lymo went of the cup competition at the semi-final stage after drawing Winchester, more...

Winchester went on to win the final against BAT A

17 Mar 05 Indoor Cup KO Semi-Finals and Final Sunday 20th March 2005

South Hampshire Hendy Ford Indoor Cricket League at Fleming Park Sports Centre, Eastleigh
Lymington CC have reached the South Hampshire Indoor KO finals along with Winchester CC, Trojans CC and BAT Sports CC who last week lost at Lords in the National Indoor KO final by 1 run.

The Lymington squad will consist of Ben Craft, Glyn Treagus, Dave Griffiths, Christian Pain, Lloyd Scott, Alex Treagus and Neil Trestrail. Scorer Tony Wharton will not be there as he will be on tour in Sri Lanka with the Hampshire Seniors squad.
TW

17 Mar 05 TonyHampshire Seniors Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka
Tony Wharton of Lymington CC is off to Sri Lanka with the Hampshire Seniors cricket team. The tour was originally planned for last January but due to the Tsunami it was postponed to this month leaving on Thursday 17th March for 2 weeks.

The Seniors are due to play 6 matches in Colombo and Kandy and will be taking with them funds and cricket gear for Cricket Sri Lanka to replace gear lost in the Tsunami. The squad will be welcomed by the Sr Lankan legend Mutalli Muralitharan and have been given a goodwill message from Shane Warne who was recently in Sri Lanka

Previous tours by the Hampshire Seniors Team have been to Barbados, Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore and Australia.

This summer the Hampshire Over 50's will be playing Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Channel Islands, Somerset, IOW and Wiltshire to try and qualify for the National finals. The IOW match will be at the Sports Ground, Lymington on Wednesday 1st June.

9 Mar 05 Lymington recently lost one of its most longstanding supporters when Joe Brash passed away following a long illness.
Joe BrashOriginally hailing from Tyneside, Joe came to settle in Lymington after being stationed in the area during the War. Although he never played cricket, Joe was something of a star on the football field, and had the distinction of playing alongside the great Billy Wright and Ted Bates. He had a trial with the Saints at The Dell in 1941 and following the War joined Lymington Town, going on to become captain and one of the finest footballers in the club's history.

Joe's support for Lymington cricket stretched back well over fifty years. In an article in the Lymington programme in 1999 Joe fondly remembered the days when the team consisted of the likes of Terrence Walsh, Arthur Smith, and Perce and Eddie Goff.

Joe was a familiar sight at the Sports Ground, peering out from underneath his floppy sunhat and weaving through the spectators in his electric buggy on his way to collect his traditional tea-time cuppa. He'll be sadly missed.

9 Mar 05 Cup hopes go up the Swanny!
(Health Warning: this report is not for those of a squeamish disposition!)
The word 'unbelievable' has become somewhat over-used in sport in recent times, but there can be few other ways of describing Lymington's astonishing demise against minnows Swan Green in their New Forest Indoor Cup semi-final, more...
4 Mar 05 New Colts Section
The Colts now have their own section of the web site focusing on the thriving colts setup we have. If you have photos, features or even short videos on the youngsters cricketing activities please email them in. The colts section is very much for the youngsters and the parents, suggestions and submissions for inclusion are welcome.
3 Mar 05 Lymo hoping to avoid cup upset
This Sunday sees the culmination of the New Forest Indoor League season with the semi-finals and final of the Anniversary Cup competition at Lymington Sports Centre. On paper Lymington have by far the easiest tie with only Second Division side Swan Green standing between them and a place in the final. However, the Swannies have some talented players and recently clinched runners-up spot in their division behind Ringwood.

Lymo tie up a late win for Fawley
Should Lymington be successful, their opponents in the final will be either Fawley or holders Bashley. Fawley could become the first team to complete a league and cup double - a feat that seemed impossible earlier this week when rivals New Milton were confirmed as league champions. But then following intensive investigations at the NFIL HQ in Soho Square, it was discovered that in their penultimate match Milton had been awarded 5 points for a tie when in fact they had actually lost the match (against Lymington) as they had lost more wickets (now corrected in our results record). This meant that Fawley finished 4 points ahead of New Milton, while the extra 5 points awarded to Lymington helped them leapfrog above Hythe and Godshill into third place. When questioned, a bemused Indoor League press officer (who would rather remain anonymous) said: "Don't ask me - I lost the plot about three weeks ago!"

Lymington's semi-final takes place at 5pm with the final starting an hour or so later.

2 Mar 05 Remember, the Under 11 and 13 colts pre season training starts this Sunday
The Colts (Under 11 and under 13) pre-season training is at Walhampton-Hordle School from Sunday 6th March from 10.30 to 12:00 and every Sunday thereafter EXCEPT for Sunday April 3rd when the Sports Hall is unavailable. Cost £2 a night.
27 Feb 05 Pre-Season Boost for New Forest Cricket Coaches
Cricket New Forest has organised a coach education day for qualified ECB/NCA cricket coaches at Romsey Community School on Sunday April 3 2005.

ECB Level 3 coaches Ian Stuart and Gary Palmer, the former Somerset all-rounder, plan to raise the standards of club coaching and support for active cricket coaches during the day-long session.
"Ian Stuart will host an active theoretical session, based around bowling and aimed at improving group management and communication skills," explained Jerry Frith, Cricket New Forest's Director of Coaching.
"Gary will run a high octane practical session based around batting and fielding, helping coaches with fault detection and correction techniques.
"He'll also try out some innovative skill games to increase activity and participation of youngsters at group sessions."

Qualified local ECB coaches are invited to participate at a cost of £15.
Cheques, made payable to Cricket New Forest, should be sent to Jerry Frith at 20 Wessex Gardens, Romsey, SO51 5RD. Tel: 01794 511043 or 07900 970334 Mobile.

Mike Vimpany

26 Feb 05 Lymington face a trip to New Forest rivals Calmore Sports in the first round of this summer's midweek Southern Electric Knockout Cup, probably on Thursday May 26, 6.15pm.
But the incentive for victory is an attractive home tie against 2003 finalists Bournemouth in the second round. The draw for the opening two rounds is -

Round 1 (May 24 or 26 2005) -
Burridge v Portsmouth & Southsea, Hursley Park v Fair Oak, Purbrook v Gosport Borough, Rowledge v Liphook & Ripsley, Calmore Sports v Lymington, Sparsholt v Andover, Tichborne Park v Old Tauntonians & Romsey, Trojans v Easton & Martyr Worthy.

Round 2 (June 7 2005) -
Alton v Rowledge or Liphook & Ripsley, BAT Sports v New Milton, Calmore Sports or Lymington v Bournemouth, Hursley Park or Fair Oak v Trojans or Easton & Martyr Worthy, Portsmouth v Burridge or Portsmouth & Southsea, Purbrook or Gosport Borough v Havant, Tichborne Park or Old Tauntonians & Romsey v Bashley (Rydal), South Wilts v Sparsholt or Andover.

Third round ties are on June 28, with BAT Sports and Hursley Park hosting neutral ground semi-finals in mid-July. The Southern Electric Cup final is on the main Hampshire Rose Bowl arena on July 27.

Mike Vimpany

26 Feb 05 Lymington's last South Hampshire indoor league game of the season has been moved from the 27th Feb to 6th March
24 Feb 05 WayneTie leaves Wayne feeling champion!
Ex-Lymingtonian Wayne Smith was the happiest man in town last Sunday as Lymo's final Indoor League match of the season against New Milton ended in a dramatic tie, more...
23 Feb 05 Remember, the indoor nets start this Tuesday
The senior (Under 15 and up) pre-season indoor nets are at Walhampton-Hordle School from Tuesday, 1st March from 8.30 to 10pm for 8 weeks, cost £2 a night
23 Feb 05 Winchester Rifle Lymo
Any hopes Lymington had of winning the Indoor League were shot down by a strong Winchester side (former National and European Indoor winners) losing by 62 runs, more...

Hopes of a trophy now rest with the cup...

19 Feb 05 It's a walk over
Paultons B were unable to raise a side for the South Hampshire indoor quarter final cup clash with Lymo so we get walk over into the semi's. Quite handy as it turns out as many of the regular indoor team also couldn't make it either.
18 Feb 05 Dave Gelling is running a Level 1 coaching course next week - anyone interested should contact him, see the contacts page
18 Feb 05 Tommy Guns down Burley
A rapid 23 from Tommy Carter ensured an early finish, more...
league table
1 Feb 05 Too little, Two late!
A bizarre administrative mix-up led to Lymington fielding just four players in their latest New Forest Indoor Cricket League fixture, more...
25 Jan 05 League Fixtures Online
All LCCs senior league fixtures are now online and the events calendar for 2005
25 Jan 05 New Forest Club Cricket Association - New Forest Umpires
There is a course running at Langley Manor Cricket Club, Knellers Lane, Totton for persons who wish to learn about or brush up on the Laws of Cricket and its recent changes. The course instructors are Tony Leadbetter, Bob Miell and Steve Judd using a new laptop computer plus overhead projection making a very professional presentation.

Courses are each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Examinations may be taken or not. All are welcome. Phone Tony Leadbetter on 02380 862178 or Tony Wharton on 02380 292696

24 Jan 05 Naylor guides Lymo into semi-finals
Lymington marched into the New Forest Indoor League Cup semi-finals thanks to a 11 run win, more...
24 Jan 05 Another big hundred for Karl
Karl Whatham continued his phenomenal batting form last week when he smashed 149 not out for his Balmain side in their First Grade fixture with Hawkesbury. The former Lymington all-rounder who was the Southern League Division Two leading wicket taker in 2004 has now scored 694 runs during the current Australian summer, and currently stands in fourth place in the Sydney First Grade batting charts.
24 Jan 05 pre season indoor nets are backGet those wrinkles ironed out, the Indoor Nets are back
Lymington will once again be holding their pre-season indoor nets at Walhampton-Hordle School. The Senior nets start on Tuesday, 1st March from 8.30 to 10pm and will continue for 8 weeks.

Under 15s are invited to come along to the senior nets where they can receive the benefit of coaching from some of the club's qualified coaches. The cost of each training session will be £2.

Colts practice sessions for Under 11s and 13s also at Walhampton-Hordle School begins on Sunday 6th March from 10.30am to 12 and every Sunday thereafter EXCEPT for Sunday April 3rd when the Sports Hall is unavailable. Players should receive a note from the Colts Secretary or their Managers confirming these dates.

24 Jan 05 Trophy NightPresentation Dinner returns to spiritual home
Lymington Cricket Club's annual presentation dinner will be held at Towles Restaurant, Walhampton on Friday April 15th. It marks a return to the popular venue which has staged the majority of the club's dinners over the past two decades. The guest speaker will be the highly recommended comedian Les Peters with tickets costing just £20 (a reduction of five quid from last year!). All members will be receiving an application form in the post shortly.
18 Jan 05

South Hampshire Hendy Ford Indoor Cricket KO Match Report

Young Lloyd Scott shines for Lymington in Cup
Lymington moved into the Quarter Finals of the South Hampshire Indoor KO by defeating BAT 'B' off the last ball. more....

17 Jan 05 Woeful batting display costs Lymington dear
Lymington's slim hopes of winning the New Forest Indoor League were all but ended by Brockenhurst who inflicted a 2 wicket defeat on Adie Hunt's team, more...
17 Jan 05 Captain AdieNew First XI Captain unveiled
Adrian Hunt has been appointed as the new Lymington First XI skipper for the 2005 season with Christian Pain becoming his vice captain.

Adie takes over from Dan Peacock who has moved to Cambridge after four seasons in charge at the Sports Ground. With last season's leading runscorer Glyn Treagus also leaving the club, and Australian Karl Whatham likely to be joining Thames Valley League club Harefield, Adie is under no illusions about the size of his task. "Obviously we've been affected by the loss of so many top order batsmen, but it's a great opportunity for the younger players. It's definitely a season of consolidation, and to be honest I'll be happy with a mid-table finish."

"It's a great honour to be elected as captain of Lymington First XI," added the stocky all rounder. "I've played for every team within the club, from the Sunday Seconds right up to the Firsts. I think I even played for the Ladies team once, but that's another story!"

Adie's first task as captain will be to find an overseas player to replace Karl Whatham. He's even taking the drastic step of flying to Australia next weekend to find the right man. "We've got someone in mind and it's just a case of ironing out a few details. All I can say is that he's a fast bowler and hard-hitting batsman, and if he agrees to come to Lymington we're sure he'll be a revelation in the Southern League."

As well as scouting for new players Down Under, Adie - and father Chris - will be visiting brother Martin who is recovering from the punctured lung he suffered just before Christmas, and dropping in on Karl Whatham and another ex-Lymingtonian Tim Smith. Adie will also be flying to Melbourne to attend the wedding of another former Lymington player Dan Rutherford. The highlight of the trip - for Chris at least - will be a visit to the famous Ayres Rock. "I've always been a huge fan of her poems and odes" revealed Chris, "I think it's wonderful that they've named a big rock after her".

16 Jan 05

Lymo turn the tables on BAT in a last ball cup showdown
Lymington beat BAT B by 2 wkts in the South Hampshire Indoor Cup in a highly competitive game. chaising just 107 after some very good bowling from Glyn Treagus, Christian Pain and Lloyd Scott, it all came down to the last ball where Mark Newton got the 3 needed to win. The same fixture in the league also went down to the last ball only then BAT came out on top. Full match report to follow. latest league position

12 Jan 05

New Web Site
As you can see the basis of the new look web site is now up and running. There will be further 'improvements' as the Winter continues. The objective of the new design is to increase the amount of space available for content whilst increasing the number of direct links and hence speed of access through use of a drop down menu system. The new layout will also be much easier and quicker to maintain, ie less hours spent on the computer. There are still some graphics to add to 'pretty it up'.

I'd welcome any feedback good or bad and please let me know of any problems you find, there are bound to be quite a few lurking around after such a drastic rework. just email steve.scott@farsite.co.uk to let me know.

Happy new year
Steve

 

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