Lymington Batting Fails
Lymington were unfortunate to lose an important toss, and were inevitably asked to field first on a warm afternoon. The Portsmouth and Southsea openers quickly got into their stride, and after the first 10 overs, a total of over 300 looked on the cards. However, the introduction of Peter Tapper 2 – 52 and Simon Naylor 4 – 42, brought Lymington back into the game. Some tight bowling at the death from Will Thorpe and Mans meant the last 8 wickets fell for little more than 80 runs in 30 overs.
Lymington, encouraged by the way they forced their way back into the game, were probably the happier side at tea. However, the reply never got going. Four early wickets reduced the home side to 30 – 4, and the rest faired little better in the face of accurate bowling. A disappointed Lymington were left in no doubt that their batting will have to improve significantly in order to convert promising situations into league wins.