Lymington started the game against Waterlooville a man short due to a last minute withdrawal, and it proved costly as they were invited to field first on a warm afternoon. Waterlooville got off to a flying start with their second wicket partnership putting on over 150. Tighter bowling in the closing stages from Christian Rathbone 2 – 53 and Simon Naylor 2 – 43 helped keep the total in relative reach as Waterlooville ended on 279 for 7.
In the face of some miserly Waterlooville bowling, Lymington got off to a slow start. Wickets fell at regular intervals until at 75 for 5 a damage limitation job looked in order. However, Matt Bowdler (70no) and Christian Rathbone (59) had other ideas. They gave Lymington hope of a glimmer of hope with an excellent late charge. However, in the final analysis, the extra man in the field told, and Lymington were 63 short at the close, reaching 216 for 7. The arrival of Matt Bowdler for the rest of the season, and the excellent late partnership left Lymington with cause for optimism going into the second half of the season.