Lymington won their penultimate match by the narrowest of margins in an excellent game of cricket at the picturesque Paultons ground. Playing a 40 over per side match Lymington openers, Jerry Holt & Ed Molloy tore into a youthful attack and scored 140 for the first wicket before Molloy holed out for an entertaining 76. Jerry was a shade more circumspect but kept pace until old age left him stranded out of his crease for a classy 71. Peter Tapper followed with a 52 which had no memorable shots unlike Malcom Douglas whose ondriving was a revelation. The final score of 247 reflected an excellent wicket with a fast outfield and some friendly bowling.
Paultons made a supreme effort to win but the nagging length offered by Mark Gannaway and Geoff Renshaw defeated most of Paulton's batsman but it was the speed of Captain Bowdler who unsettled the opposition with three wickets in two overs. However Paultons made a last ditch attempt to score twelve off the final over but Peter Tapper's mean over left Lymington the winners by four runs.