Match Report - Second XI - 8 Jul 06
Hampshire Cricket League - County 1

Eastleigh 236 Lymington 237 for 6

Lymo won by 4 wickets

Naylor and Tapper round off good team performance

Eastleigh were the visitors to Lymington this Saturday with a mid table clash the order of the day. A strong Lymington side opted to field first and this decision immediately paid dividends with Rathbone and Harding taking early wickets. However, despite Treagus bowling 12 consistent overs a middle order rearguard allowed Eastleigh to fight their way to 236. This total looked competitive on a good pitch with the weather set fair.

Lymington were pegged back early on with some solid bowling from Eastleigh and found themselves 3 down in under 10 overs. However the ever reliable Peter Tapper provided some customary lusty blows and very quickly took the score to 150 with him scoring a half century before being caught out smartly on the boundary. With the game in the balance Simon Naylor took the initiative to Eastleigh and with able support from Rathbone and Molloy Lymington crept to 200 for 6 with 8 overs to spare. Naylor was then dropped following a swashbuckling half century this proved to be costly. Leaving only 15 required Simon Naylor aided by younger brother William steered the ship to 237 with some 5 overs to spare.

A good result for lymington and a strong team performance with runs and wickets coming from all quarters, fair play to Eastleigh for a well fought game played in good spirit.




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