Match Report - Midweek Friendly- 29 Jun 06

Lymo v Shooters Hill

Keith 113
Keith was on 113 when he ran himself out

Dabs notches up first ton on English soil

Keith Dabengwa yesterday registered his first century since arriving in Lymington six weeks ago. His 70 ball ton came as Lymo drew their midweek friendly against tourists Shooters Hill at the Sports Ground.

The South East Londoners must be sick of the sight of Lymington’s overseas players – it was in this same fixture last year that Pete Smith hit six sixes in one over. Keith actually managed to hit three maximums in one over off the same bowler. . . and was duly fined by the opposition in the bar after the match for failing to equal Pete's record!

Keith survived an early dropped catch at gully and went on to rattle up 6 sixes and 13 fours before running himself out for 113. Aussies Matt Bowdler (36) and Drew Porter (39) also contributed as Lymo totalled 252-7 at tea.

Dabs batting







The tourists' openers took full advantage of a combination of an excellent batting strip, a short boundary and some rather generous Lymington bowling to add exactly 100 for the first wicket. Heath's dismissal for 24 failed to stem the flow as Freeman and Fortt took the score to 162. With the home captain looking nervously at the scoreboard, First XI opening bowler Lloyd Scott was called upon and he soon made a breakthrough, bowling Fortt for 20. This signalled something of a collapse as Shooters Hill lost six wickets for just 22 runs. Included in the mayhem was the wicket of Freeman who was stumped by Dabengwa off Bowdler just one short of what would have been a deserved century. All that remained was for Lymington to find a way of eking out the remaining three wickets, but with all the fielders around the bat the visitor's tail held firm and Shooters Hill finished on 184-7.







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