Mudeford won the toss and asked Lymington to bat. K Moors(8) and A Drodge gave Lymington a steady start. Unfortunately wayward bowling then allowed Lymington to accelerate without using the bat. The Lymington batsmen just waited for the bad ball and let the umpires do the rest. J Breddy for Mudeford 3-0-11-3 was the pick of the bowlers. Lymington ended on 261, but with 40 runs in extras it was often the case that they couldn't reach the bowling.
In reply Lymington kept the bowling tight, H Newman(4) and J Breddy gave Mudeford a solid start, but after that it wasn't until the 14th over that Mudeford got back into the 200+ bracket. M Hargreaves(13) and J
Stubbington(4) restored some order with some lusty blows, but the day belonged to the Lymington bowlers again. In all there were only 5 extras, meaning Mudeford could not afford to lose wickets , and with F Ambrose in devastating form 3-1-3-2, ably supported by J Roberts 2-0-5-2 and K Moors 2-0-7-2. A Maher and J Cartwright shared a wicket apiece, complimented by Drodge and Cureton who conceded 4 and 2 runs apiece from their 2 overs.
This result keeps Lymington on top of the league, with a crunch match next Sunday at the Lymington Sports ground between Lymington and Redlynch and Hale who had also won 3 out of 3. Lymington will have to be on top form, and up their game mainly in the batting to meet this challenge.