Lymington record their first win.
Lymington U13b 63 for 8 - Milford-on-Sea U13 38 all out
Milford arrived with only 10 players, 4 having never played for the team before having suffered badly at the hands of half term holidays. Lymington were asked to bat, and lost their first wicket in the second over. Tight bowling by J Brown (4-0-8-2) and S Brown (4-1-10-4) kept Milford in the hunt, taking wickets steadily, keeping the pressure on Lymington who were becalmed early on. A Welch and P Newton weathered the initial storm and with the arrival of M Williams(18) and K Moors(13) the run rate quickened, with both batsmen showing some fine shots. Unfortunately with their departure Lymington lost the plot a little, finishing on 63 despite the efforts of L Lewis (3-0-6-1) and R Brading (3-1-5-0). Milford shared the bowling round allowing 8 bowlers to be used.
In reply Milford lost two wickets in the first over, and with tight bowling from both ends struggled to make inroads towards their target. S Moss (2-1-2-1), A Maher (2-1-1-1) and A Welch (2-1-1-1) strangled Milford, with only J Brown(16) able to score freely. Unfortunately when a misunderstanding with one of the new players in the team left him run out Milfords challenge was in effect over. Lymington used 9 bowlers, with M Williams (2-0-6-1) being the other wicket taker, backed up by tight bowling from F Ambrose
(2-1-1-0) , A Drodge (2-0-6-0), P Newton (1-0-4-0) K Moors(2-0-9-0) and L Ambrose (1.1-0-7-0).
Milford can feel unlucky at having so many unavailable players, but Lymington can look back at those hours of training early in the season and realise that their 5 run outs and excellent fielding contributed, if not were primarily responsible for them winning their first game of 2006.