In the first match of the South Hampshire Indoor League at Fleming Park, Eastleigh Southampton the former National Indoor League champions Winchester batted first and were in trouble after 5 overs at 29 for 2 with excellent bowling by Lloyd Scott (3 overs 2 for 23) taking 2 wickets in 2 balls including Billy Taylor for a golden duck. The Lymington bowlers kept bowling tight with Adie Hunt (3 overs 0 for 17) bowling well on his debut in the South Hampshire Indoor League ably supported by new indoor captain Christian Pain (3 overs 0 for 34) and Glyn Treagus (3 overs 0 for 22) but the final 2 overs went for 29 to leave Winchester at 97 for 4 after the final over.
In reply Glyn Treagus (13) and debutant Simon King (6) started steadily before the latter was run out in the 3rd over by a direct throw followed by the former in the 6th over. Christian Pain (13) batted well but Adie Hunt (2) was run out and Dave Griffiths(0) caught and this brought in last man Hampshire Under 17 player Lloyd Scott. His captain soon departed leaving Lymington at the relatively hopeless position of 45 for 5 after 8 overs requiring 43 off the final 4 overs. However Lloyd had other ideas and starting cautiously before gradually accelerating he hit 19 off the penultimate over. He then required 18 off the final over being bowled by Hampshire fast bowler Billy Taylor. The first was a dot ball followed by 3 then 3 then a well struck 6 so 5 were required off the last 2 balls but Lloyd was then caught having hit a magnificent 43.
The large number of spectators watching at the Fleming Park Centre were enthralled by a gripping match that Lymington lost in the end by 5 runs and Lloyds knock included 3 sixes off 26 balls and considering 12 of those balls were bowled by a current Hampshire bowler.
Team Solent A from Southampton Institute batted first and amassed 133 for 3 off their 12 overs. Adie Hunt was the only bowler to bowl tightly conceding only 24 runs off his 3 overs with Glyn Treagus 3 overs 1 for 35, captain Christian Pain 3 overs for 39 and Lloyd Scott 3 overs for 32. There were 2 run outs and 29 extras given away.
In reply Neil Trestrail was run out for 0 quickly followed by Glyn Treagus (4), Christian Pain (2), Adie Hunt (3) and Alex Treagus (5) so at 35 for 5 all seemed lost for Lymington but as in the previous match 16year old Lloyd Scott had other ideas and striking 3 sixes in succession followed by a four and another six an unlikely victory seemed possible. However Lloyd was run out for 33 in the 9th over leaving Lymington all out for 77 for open the indoor season with 2 straight losses.
National Indoor Cricket runners up, Southern Premier League double winners and top of the table BAT 'A' were hot favourites to beat winless Lymington.
Lymington batted first and after 9 overs they were 47 for 2 with Glyn Treagus (10) and Simon King (11) having departed. But Adie Hunt (25 retired) batted sensibly and the last 3 overs produced 43 runs with Dave Griffiths (10), Christian Pain (7 not out) and Alex Treagus (0 not out) assisting Adie to take the total to 90.
BAT with a small total to get were however soon in trouble losing 3 wickets in the 2nd over against the tight bowling of Christian Pain ( 3 overs for 13 runs) and Glyn Treagus ( 3 overs 2 for 13). They were backed up by Adie Hunt ( 3 overs for 25 runs) and Alex Treagus (3 overs for 28) and some fine fielding especially the crucial run out by Christian Pain of BAT skipper David Banks. Although Richard Kenway (48) brother of former Lymington and Hampshire player Derek was always dangerous but he was run out in the 2nd ball of the last over with 11 runs remaining.
This must be one of the most memorable wins indoors by Lymington in the South Hampshire Indoor League for many years celebrated by the captain buying the drinks in the bar afterwards (for the 2 players and erstwhile scorer remaining!!!)
Having beaten the National Indoor Cricket runners up, Southern Premier League double winners and top of the table BAT CC 'A' in the previous match Lymington played Hedge End but unfortunately came unstuck.
Without Adie Hunt (unavailable) and Christian Pain (hospitalised after an accident - took a tumble after going on the lash) Lymington batted first and started briskly with Glyn Treagus retiring on 26 however Simon King (9) and Dave Griffiths (5) were both smartly run out. Lloyd Scott (22 not out) continued his fine batting form indoors but acting captain Neil Trestrail (8) and Alex Treagus (7 not out) were unable to increase the scoring rate and Lymington finished on only 105 for 3 after 12 overs.
Hedge End started briskly as well with Glyn Treagus (2 overs 0 for 20) going for 10 in his first over but Lloyd Scott (3 overs 0 for 36) pegged them back with only 5 off his first over. Alex Treagus (3 overs 0 for 24) bowled tightly conceding only 1 off his last over but Neil Trestrail not having bowled indoors for a number of years conceded 22 off his only over. Hedge End batting sensibly did not lose a wicket and easily passed Lymington's total in the 10th over.
The euphoria of beating BAT indoors in the previous match was soon forgotten.
With the league championship no longer a possibility Lymington CC have to concentrate on the cup and in the 1st round easily knocked out Hedge End CC 'B'. Acting captain Adie Hunt won the toss and asked the opposition to bat with Glyn Treagus (2 overs 1 for 13) and Lloyd Scott ( 3 overs 0 for 37) supported by Alex Treagus (3 overs 0 for 21) and Adie Hunt (3 overs 0 for 15) keeping the batsmen tied down and with 5 batsmen run out the innings closed on 92 all out.
In reply Glyn Treagus (26 retired) and Simon King (11) started well before the latter was caught behind and Adie Hunt (19 not out) and Dave Griffith (11 not out) passed the opposition score with Adie Hunt winning the match with a well struck six.
Lymington move into the second round and play Hedge End 'A' on Sunday 9th March.
Lymington with only one win in the League ironically against table toppers BAT ( the National Indoor 2005 runners-up) the side were looking for a win against Sarisbury and the signs looked good although losing Glyn Treagus (5) and Simon King (9) cheaply Adie Hunt (23) and Christian Pain (31) repaired the damage and despite young Lloyd Scott (5) failing for the first time run out by a direct hit but still remains the team's top run scorer with 103 in 4 knocks. Mark Newton (9 not out) returning from New Zealand helped to move the final score to an encouraging 141 for 5 in the 12 overs.
Sarisbury chasing this large score started confidently against Glyn Treagus (2.3 overs 0 for 30) and Christian Pain (3 overs 1 for 32) and kept their scoring steadily against Adie Hunt ( 3 overs 3 for 41) and Lloyd Scott (3 overs 0 for 34). With one over left Sarisbury needed 10 runs off the last over from Glyn Treagus and they achieved their target with a 3, another 3 and a 4 with the loss of 4 wickets.
With 3 league matches remaining against BAT 'B', Paultons 'A' and Trojans 'A' Lymington need a couple of wins to avoid relegation to Division 2 for the first time. The cup remains the only trophy to win and the quarter final is on Sunday 19th March at Fleming Park, Eastleigh.
Having already beaten BAT 'A' this season Lymington were hopeful of success against the weakened second string and with Adie Hunt (34) promoted to open the batting with Glyn Treagus (37 not out) they started off at a fast scoring rate. Adie Hunt retired first then quickly followed by Christian Pain(35) and then Glyn Treagus so with 3 batsmen retired the remaining batsmen upped the pace further to try to put the score beyond any possible reach. Lloyd Scott (18) smashing 3 sixes in a row before being caught on the back wall attempting another 6. This first wicket fell at 101 and wickets then fell at regular intervals, Mark Newton (5), Alex Treagus(1) in the chase for more fast runs. The final score after 12 overs being 153 for 5, beating last weeks previous highest score by 12 runs.
Having been unable to defend 141 the week before the Lymington bowlers were determined not to succumb a second time with Glyn Treagus (2 overs 1 for 7) and Christian Pain (2.2 overs 2 for 12) soon amongst the wickets and backed up by Lloyd Scott (3 overs 1 for 18) and Alex Treagus (3 overs 0 for 28) the opposition were all out for 65 in the 11th over.
A convincing win by 88 runs with full points scored, it puts Lymington in mid table with 2 league matches left the next one being on Sunday 5th March. The Quarter finals of the cup are on Sunday 19th March.
Brief Stats: Glyn Treagus (126 runs) is top run scorer followed by Lloyd Scott (121) and Adie Hunt (107)
With only one more league match remaining Lymington moved into the top 5. With Lloyd Scott dropping out because of a cold, veteran Neil Trestrail was drafted in to the side. Lymington batted first with Glyn Treagus (46 not out) and Adie Hunt (7) taking the score to 25 before the latter was dismissed which brought in Simon King (29) and both batsmen retired. Christian Pain (24) set about the bowling and Neil Trestrail (0) ran himself out backing up, Mark Newton (2) was also run out by a direct throw but the returning batsmen Glyn Treagus and Simon King took the final score to 140 off the 12 overs.
Opening the bowling for Lymington Glyn Treagus ( 3 overs 2 for 28) and Christian Pain (0 for 30) were initially unable to make a breakthrough and Paultons lost their first wicket at 112 in the 10th over with Simon King (3 overs 0 for 46) being expensive. But the seasons most economical bowler at 8.11 runs per over Adie Hunt ( 3 overs 1 for 24) bowled tightly and this left 15 runs required off the last over bowled by Glyn Treagus who had conceded 16 in his second over. However 2 wickets halted the run chase and they finished 12 runs short.
BAT CC who had been beaten by Lymington in the league earlier in the season have qualified for the National Indoor Cricket Finals at Lords on Sunday 12th March after beating Colehill CC in the Regional finals at Taunton, Somerset Last year they finished runners up losing by 1 run in the Final with former Lymington colt Damian Shirazi being in their side.
Lymington looking for cup glory against Team Solent 'B' from the Southampton Institute won the toss and skipper Christian Pain elected to bat. Team Solent 'B' were undefeated and champions in Division 2. Glyn Treagus (12) and former Institute student Adie Hunt (1) opened the batting with the latter being bowled in the 3rd over and the former being caught in the 5th over at 37. Simon King (10) and Christian Pain (42) repaired the damage and the 3rd wicket fell in the 7th over at 66. 2nd top scorer for the season Lloyd Scott (0) came in but was dismissed and then Mark Newton (25) and Christian Pain batting sensibly took the final score to 132 all out.
Glyn Treagus (2 overs 0 for 11) and Adie Hunt (3 overs 0 for 53) opened the bowling but the normally tight bowler Adie went for 53 in 3 overs against the free scoring students. Although Christian Pain (3 overs 0 for 19) bowled well, Lloyd Scott having gone for only 4 runs in his 1st over proceeded to bowl 5 wides and a no ball to go for 21 in his second and with Simon King (1 over 0 for 20) the Institute students were run rampant and coasted home with an over to spare losing only 3 wickets all run out.
A disappointing result for Lymington who now have one more league match against relegated Trojans 'A' on Sunday 26th March at 7.15pm.
The highlight of the season still remains the win against the all-conquering 2006 National Indoor Champions BAT CC earlier in the season – BAT's only indoor defeat this year.
Lymo batted first without the honeymooning Glyn Treagus. Adie Hunt (6) and Simon King (23) opened the batting until Adie was caught with the score on 28. Christian Pain (55 not out) once again in fine form as the score was taken on to 73 in the 6th over when Kinger was bowled charging down the wicket when upping the rate. Mark Newton (10) then followed, caught with the score on 88 and Lloyd Scott (8) caught by a sharp return catch failed to capture his early season form having been the teams earlier top run scorer. It was left to Alex Treagus (14 not out) to be joined by retired Christian Pain taking the final score to a competitive 144 for 4.
In reply Trojans started slowly against some straight pacey bowling by Lloyd Scott (3 overs 0 for 18) and the consistent Christian Pain (3 overs 1 for 26) although not taking wickets good bowling and sharp fielding by Lymo kept the run rate down well below the asking rate. Adie Hunt (3 overs 0 for 24) and Alex Treagus (3 overs 0 for 24) kept up the good work by the openers. Getting desperately behind the required rate the first wicket, a run out, fell at 94 in the 11th over. In the final over there were 2 run outs and one caught off Christian's final ball. Trojans finishing 43 runs short on 101 for 4.
Lymington have finished the season respectably in mid-table after the victory over Trojans CC 'A' with a league record of 4 wins and 4 losses. Lymo's batting has improve immensely as the season has progressed, the average for the first 5 games being 90 and for the last 5 142! which bodes well for the season ahead.
All match reports by Tony Wharton