Match Report - Second XI - 5 Aug 06
Hampshire Cricket League - County 1

US Portsmouth 299 for 5 - Lymington 262 all out

Lymington Frustrated

Lymington travelled to Portsmouth in buoyant mood following the victory over Petersfield. However, the Portsmouth batsmen got off to a flying start with some generous bowling allowing runs to flow through a quick outfield. Tighter bowling in the second half of the Portsmouth innings brought Lymington back into the game. However, Portsmouth still posted a mamouth 299 for 5. The pick of the bowling being Will Thorpe 2-55 who bowled very tightly in difficult circumstances, and Simon Naylor 2-33.

Despite the tall order, Lymington fancied their chances on a good track, and solid foundations were laid by the openers Mark Jackson and Guy Hayward who put on 55 for the first wicket. Unfortunately, wickets gradually fell, and when the Lymington middle order were removed cheaply, Lymington were wobbling on 175 for 6. A swashbuckling 50 from Dom Di Maria threatened to give Jackson the partner he was craving for, but when he was out in the 43rd over, the game was up. Lymington eventually finishing on 262 all out with Mark Jackson stranded on a chanceless 98 no. His frustration was echoed in the Lymington dressing room who all felt this was a game that should have been won.



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