Match Report - Sunday Friendly- 11 Jun 06

Gannaway lifts the gloom

A pretty dismal week for Lymington ended on a high note when the Sunday XI notched up an unlikely 5 wicket victory over Calmore at the Sports Ground.

But with 10 overs remaining this match appeared to be meandering towards a tame draw. Chasing Calmore's 239-5, the Lymington innings had been rather cut adrift at 140 for 5 with the opposition bowlers well on top. However, in a vain attempt to winkle out the final few wickets, Calmore opted to serve up some rather tempting fare for batsmen Mark Gannaway and Trevor Phillips, and it was a meal ticket that the Lymo batsmen simply couldn't turn down. In a little over half an hour the match was completely turned on its head as Gannaway (64no) and Phillips (57no) gleefully tucked in and notched up 3 sixes and a host of boundaries. Such was the pair’s domination that Lymington cruised home with a full 2 overs to spare!

Mark Batting
Meg made 63 not out chasing down Calmore's total

Earlier in the day Berry (79) and Wilson (60) had helped Calmore accelerate to 239 at tea after the visitors had been tied down in the first hour by a tight spell of bowling from the indefatigable Chris James who took 2-39. Lymington's cause was helped by some fine catches by Dan Waters, Ian Sparkes and David Lance, although coach Phillips gave a perfect demonstration of how not to catch a cricket ball by dropping a straightforward chance off Berry who had only scored a few at the time. Lymo's reply had received a good start through Coltman (32), Tapper (51) and Sparkes (17). But all this was just the appetiser for Gannaway and Phillips' main course later in the evening.



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