Lymington 2nd XI season got off to an encouraging start in a competitive game at South Wilts. The Salisbury based side fielded an experienced team, containing many of last years first eleven, but it was Lymington's youngsters who caught the eye. Bowling first, excellent catches from Dan Walters and Tom Thorpe kept Lymington in the game when the South Wilts batsmen were threatening to break lose. Martin Gregory bowled with none of the expected early season rustiness to record figures of 3 for 73, with good support from Peter Harding, 2 for 24. An excellent century from Tom Pearce left Lymington chasing 274 for an unlikely victory. Lymington made a solid start, Simon Naylor and Guy Hayward putting on 55 for the first wicket. However, wickets fell at regular intervals, with only Peter Tapper (32) and Dave Griffiths (30), able to support Hayward (60) in pursuit of the total. Lymington eventually ended on 214 for 7 following a late cameo from Alex Treagus (22 no). The game will be most remembered for Dan Walters and Tom Thorpe's excellent catches, leaving the young Lymington side full of optimism as they look forward to the new season.