Colts Section - News 2006

5 Nov 06

Under 11 and 13 Junior Indoor Leagues available

The results and league positions of the Junior Indoor leagues organised by Jim Lowe are now being published on this web site. You find them from the 2007 fixtures page

30 Oct 06

Hampshire star meets Lymo starlets

Around 100 members of Lymington Cricket Club recently gathered at the Masonic Hall to celebrate the most successful season in the history of the club's colts section. Hampshire's Jimmy Adams kindly accepted the club's invitation to present the awards, and the talented opening batsman was a busy man as he was given the task of handing out several dozen cups, shields and trophies. Full Report

3 Oct 06

Lynx Sports Junior Indoor League Launch a success

On Friday 22nd of September Lymington Cricket Club launched the Lynx Sports Junior Indoor League. Played in a similar format to the adult version it was the culmination of a lot of hard work and co-operation between Lymington CC, Lymington Recreation centre. The league has four of the forests leading clubs taking part, Bashley, Langley Manor, New Milton and of course Lymington.

It has taken some logistical yoga to squeeze the sessions into the Recreation Centres already busy schedule, but Jerry Rickard the Recreation Centres Manager found a way, and the first hurdle was tackled. Next having got the venue, came the teams, and this proved to be the easy bit. Finally, Hugo Ambrose and his partner Stuart Mckean of Lynx Sports Management stepped forward to sponsor the league, and the last jigsaw piece was in place.

The league has been set up to provide a chance for young cricketers to play their sport during the winter, and allow for their continued development alongside indoor coaching which most of the leagues member clubs currently do. The aim is to introduce a different form of the game, and allow coaches to work with the players during the matches, whilst improving all aspects of their game, and apart from the obvious technical aspects, to provide a semi competitive format that is fun and a healthy activity in a team environment.

The league is played every Friday night, at the Lymington Recreation Centre, between 6pm and 7pm for the Under 11s, and 7pm and 8pm for the Under 13s. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and watch.

Lynx Sports Junior Indoor League.
Friday 22nd September
Under 11s

Lymington A U11 v New Milton U11

Lymington may have written the rules, but New Milton show them how its done.

New Milton batted first and quickly seemed to be in trouble with the early run outs of T Edwards (3) and shortly afterwards W Crossley (4) Undaunted G Watts batted steadily for his (18no), and supported by O Nicolls(8) and L Walls (12) set a target of 78 for 4. For Lymington A Drodge (2-0-14-1) and J Cartwright (2-0-11-1) were the pick of the bowlers.

The Lymington reply lacked urgency, playing lots of non scoring shots, whilst New Milton bowled steadily. Again two quick run outs put Lymington in trouble, and although A Drodge (16) and J Cartwright (12no) seemed to recover the reintroduction of L Watts (2-0-4-0) and T Edwards (3-0-20-1) whose 3rd over only went for four runs despite Lymington trying to accelerate and B Tomkins (2-0-11-0) meant that Lymington ended up 10 runs short.

One aspect of the game that was quite exceptional was the fielding of both sides, without doubt the reason that neither side managed to get any batting bonuses.

Lymington 0 points New Milton 10 points

Because of the set up of this league, matches on any allotted day will feature Under 11s and U13s from the two clubs, hence the following match.

Round Two

Lymington U13a v New Milton U13

Lymington batted and seemed to be in control as first J Roberts (20) retired then O Wiltshire (21) followed his example. D Cureton(12) tried to continue the good work, but his shots were not really suited to the indoor arena, but with N Elliott(10) finally worked things out, even if it was a little late. the bowlers for New Milton were E Day (2-0-12-1), B Saunders (3-0-27-1) C Taylor (2-0-15-0), A Mills (1-0-17-0) and A Case (2-0-9-0).

Having watched Lymington only start scoring quickly at the end of their innings New Milton were not going to make the same mistake, A Case(21) retired, E Day(25)retired, B Saunders(13), C Taylor(13no) and S Clarke(6no) came home at a canter with nearly 2 overs to spare with sensible running between the wickets. Lymington's only wicket taker was J Roberts (2.1-0-25-1). Lymington were left to rue the lack of urgency in their running, but New Milton were worthy winners.

Lymington 1 point New Milton 11 points

2 Sep 06

Come and celebrate a fantastic summer for the Colts


Lymington's colts section will be celebrating their most successful season ever when they stage their annual presentation evening at the Masonic Hall, Lymington High Street on Friday 29th September. With the Under 11s, 13s and 15s all winning their respective leagues in 2006 there will be plenty of silverware on show. Hampshire's young and talented opening batsman Jimmy Adams will be popping along to present the trophies and will no doubt talk about the amazing 262 not out he scored against Nottinghamshire recently.

Tickets for the event are just £6 (including buffet) and are available from Mark Gannaway on 01590 676973. All club members are welcome to attend the event which kicks off at 7pm.

29 Aug 06 Dale Middleton Colts Memorial Match Report
25 Aug 05

Lymington CC - Cricket School of Excellence Week
Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August

A well attended cricket coaching week at the Lymington Sports Ground managed to avoid the bad weather. The course set up by James Lowe was run by Keith Dabengwa (Zimbabwe Test player and coach) supported by Mark Gannaway (ECB Level 2), Tony Wharton (ECB Level 2) and Matt Bowdler ( Australian ACB coach) ably assisted by Will and Tom Thorp. The course covered all aspects of the techniques of batting, bowling and well as wicket-keeping, including facing a bowling machine and playing a few matches.
The attendees were divided into 2 groups which were Group A for 10 to 13 years and Group B for beginners.
All attendees were presented with certificates and special awards were made to:

Group A
Best Batsman Felix Ambrose
Best Bowler Freddie Mann
Best Fielder Theo Barnes
Best All-rounder Adam Drodge
Most improved player Bartie Pitt-Brown

Group B
Best Batsman Jack Campbell
Best Bowler Henry Collison
Best Fielder Dylan James
Best All-rounder George Edwards
Most improved player Stanley Paxton

Due to the popularity a further course is being run on Wednesday to Friday 25th August.

16 Aug 06 Under 13s v Ashford 35 over game match report
3 Aug 06 Under 15s playoff Final match report
1 Aug 06

Photos of the Under 13 League Winners Playoff Final

League Winners

Photos of the Under 15 League Winners Playoff Final

League Winners

Lymo Win Under 11 Bashley 6-a-side Tournament Report

Lymo under 11a 6-a-side team

31 Jul 06
Under 11 Hampshire Cup final match report

Lymo under 11 finalists
28 Jul 06 Under 11s Hampshire Cup Final Photos - (be patient there are a lot!)
27 Jul 06

Wonderful Weekend for Lymington Colts

Lymington's Colts section is celebrating after carrying off THREE trophies last Sunday. The Under 15s and Under 13s both won their League Play-off finals at Wellow, while 20 miles away the Under 11s triumphed in the inaugural Bashley Six-a-Side tournament. All this came just two days after Lymington Colts had made their first ever appearance at the Rose Bowl in the Hampshire Under 11 cup final. Much more and a raft of photo's from all age groups to follow.

19 Jul 06

The Under 13a team win their final league game on the season against Milford on Sea, match report

The Under 15s exit the cup at the hands of OTs and Romsey, match report

19 Jul 06 Cricket of Excellence Week
The Lymington Cricket Club week of cricket excellence starts 14th August through till 18th August. Sessions start at 10am until 3pm, and are £10 a day, or £45 for the week if booked before the week commences, or £11 a day and £50 a week if paid on the week. We have our Zimbabwean Test all-rounder Keith Dabengwa who was a coach at the Zimbabwean Cricket Academy, along with three other ECB level 2 coaches, and one ECB Level 1 coach, who is the Club Welfare Officer. We will provide drinks during the day and suggest packed lunches, along with fruit snacks.
18 July 06

Under 11s are just champion!

Jim Lowe's Under 11A team are celebrating after clinching their New Forest League title yesterday. Their thumping win over Michelmersh & Timsbury not only gave them a 100% record, but also ensured that they went the whole season without dropping a single point. On Friday the team travel to the Rose Bowl where they take on St Cross in the Hampshire Under 11 cup final in a 20 overs a side match which kicks off at 6pm. Jim Lowe's match report

New Forest Under 11A league champs: Lymington

Meanwhile, Meg Gannaway faces an anxious wait to see if his Under 11B team have won their league. They went into their last match of the season against bottom-of-the-table side Fawley needing maximum points to ensure the title. Unfortunately Fawley were unable to raise a side, meaning that Lymington could conceivably be pipped for the title in the cruellest of fashions if BAT obtained maximum points in their final fixture.

The Under 13s and 15s have both won their respective divisions and now go into the North v South play-off finals at Wellow on Sunday.

The Under 15s were due to host OTs on Monday night in the New Forest Cup with the winners scheduled to face Hyde in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

14 Jul 06

Lymington return to the Rosebowl

Portsmouth and Southsea 82 for 7 Lymington 84 for 5

Lymington U11 traveled to Portsmouth and Southsea to represent the New Forest at U11 level. In a close game Lymington chased 82 to win, with balls to spare. Lymington are now at the Rose Bowl on July 21st at vs either St Cross or Hartney Whitney in the U11 Hampshire Cup Final. All supporters welcome.

Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl - Lymo under 11s to play in the Cup Final

Under 15s win the quarter final against Wellow, match report

Plastic puzzles for the under 11s, match report
OTs Under 11s bowled over by Lymo, match report

Bashley under 9s make it one all, match report

8 Jul 06

Double trouble for the colts

Lymington's hopes of a league and cup cleansweep at all age levels was ended earlier this week when both the Under 11A and Under 13A teams were defeated in their cup quarter finals. Tony Thorp's Under 13s suffered a disastrous batting collapse at BAT and were sent spinning to a 63 run defeat while the 11s came a cropper at Bashley. It was the first time that either team had been beaten this season and although the defeats came as a big disappointment, both sides are still on course to win their relative league titles.

The Under 15s meanwhile are still in with a chance of the double. They are due to meet Wellow in the last eight of the cup and face a top-of-the-table showdown with Langley Manor this Sunday.

Jim Lowe

Despite the aforementioned cup exits, it has been a quite remarkable season for Lymington's colts section. The Under 11As, 13As and 15s are so far unbeaten in their leagues, while the Under 11Bs have suffered just one defeat all season and are currently top of their division with two matches to play. A very young and inexperienced Under 13B side managed by Jim Lowe (pictured) has made great progress during the summer and won more games than was ever expected. Add to this the growing number of youngsters turning up for training on Monday and Tuesday evenings and it's clear that the future for Lymington Cricket Club looks very bright indeed.

6 Jul 06 Tonight's Under 13a away game with Sway has been cancelled, their pitch was double booked.
4 Jul 06

U15s defeat Sway, match report

U13s bowl out Hythe and Dibden for 19 runs as Aidan Lindsay-Wood gets 5 wickets, match report

U9 Ambrose Hat-trick icing on the cake as Lymington swamp Sway by 128 runs, match report

Bad day at the office for the under 13b's against New Milton, match report

25 Jun 06

The under 13a team are in brilliant form this year
Pylewell were rolled over on Monday for just 79 giving Lymo a 56 run win, match report

The always competitive BAT fell 5 short of Lymo's 111 for 4 on Thursday, match report

The under 13b team lose out to Pylewell Park, match report

Under 11a team continue unbeaten as they over power Langley Manor, match report

21 Jun 06

The Under 13a team continue their winning ways against Milford on Sea, match report

BAT are hit for 6 by the Under 11a team they continue their 100% record, match report

20 Jun 06

Under 13b v Langley Manor, match report

The Under 13a team go through in the Cup, match report

15 Jun 06

The Under 11a team go through to the next round in the cup at the expense of Bashley, match report
The next round opponents are, err, Bashley!

15 Jun 06

Lymo start a new era of colts cricket with a win for the under 9s against bashley, match Report

The Under 13a team tie against Bashley, match report
A Tony says in his match report it was a close game, either team could have won!

The Under 11a top the table after a win against Redlynch and Hale, match report

The Under 11b team notch up another win, also against Redlynch and Hale, match report

10 Jun 06

Under 15s win again, this time against Mudeford, match report

The Under 11b team are top of the league after they notch up wins against Bashley match report and against Cadnam match report as their great season continues

10 Jun 06 Lymington now has a under 9's team for the first time.
Their first game was against old foes Bashley on Friday and they got off to a good start by winning the game. Well done lads.
Jim Lowe is looking for further under 9 home and away fixture to play on friday nights.
10 Jun 06 U13A cup versus Langley now confirmed for Monday 12th June 6.30pm at the sports ground
06 06 06 The under 11a team continue their winning run against Mudeford, match report
5 Jun 06

The under 13b team get their first win, match report

The under 13a team continue their 100% win record, match report

4 Jun 06

On Monday 12th June @ 7.00pm are sponsoring a club night for us.

As the UK's Premier supplier of cricket kit Cricket-Hockey will be bringing along cricket equipment for the colts, (and their parents, club members etc) giving parents a chance to SEE, TRY, and BUY if they wish to.

The correct kit is an important part of colts cricket, and after the recent run of colts with bats that would be better suited to myself (Jim Lowe!), I would recommend parents who intend to purchase bats to have their budding test players sized so the bat is properly suited to the player in future. Weather permitting there will be a B-B-Q going, and the bar will be naturally open. This is also a chance to chat with the coaches after a training session.

4 Jun 06 BAT give the Under 13b team a bit of a lesson, match report
2 Jun 06 Under 11a v Hyde, match report
31 May 06

Under 15s Cup game v Fawley, match report
Under 15s v Milford
Still with a 100% record Lymo under 15s are on fire, Tom Hayward gets a fivefor, match report

26 May 06 Under u13As v u13Bs, match report
25 May 06

Pixie's magnificent seven!

12 year old off-spinner Nicky Elliott has lodged an early contender for bowling performance of the season after grabbing SEVEN wickets for just 7 runs in Lymington A's Under 13 victory. Full details (inc photo)

20 May 06

Match Reports
Won: Under 15s v Fawley - match report
Won: Under 13a v Hythe & Dibden - match report
Won: Under 13a v Sway - match report
Lost: Under 13b v Bashley - match report
Won: Under 11a v Bashley - match report
Won: Under 11b v Calmore - match report

9 May 06

On Friday 26th May at 6.30pm a Parents/Colts evening is being held to demonstrate to Parents how they can help teach their children to play better cricket. A fun evening followed by a Bar B Q and music.

On Monday 29th May an Under 9 festival of Kwik-cricket will be held at the Sports Ground to encourage youngsters to play cricket. All local clubs are invited.

9 May 06

The Under 11a team get off the mark with a fine win, match report

The Under 13b lost the switch for the floodlights, match report

The under 13a and under 15 teams also both won

30 Apr 06

All the colts fixtures are now listed
Lymo are the only local club running an A and B Under 13 team
Tony Wharton will manage the under 15s this year with the assistance of Jill Lindsay-Wood

24 Apr 06

Colt Training - Update

Colts Coaching Evenings commence at the Sports Ground as follows:

Under 13/15 Monday 24th April at 6.15pm until 8pm and every Monday thereafter

Under 11 Tuesday 25th April at 6.15pm to 8pm and every Tuesday thereafter

at Lymington Sports Centre Priestlands School

Under 11/13 Friday 28th April at 7pm until 8pm LAST SESSION INDOORS

The league season commences at the beginning of May and the Under 11's and 15's will be on Sunday morning at 10.30am and the Under 13's will be on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm

The club will be running Under 11A and B, Under 13A and B and Under 15 colts teams.

The club is still looking for a Manager for the Under 15 squad and also parents to help with scoring and umpiring. Training will be given to those interested.

Due to demand and interest there will be a few Under 9 matches as well during the season.

15 Mar 06

Colts Training Program - March and April

A series of practice games have been arranged at Lymington Recreation Centre to follow on from the previous technical training program.

The date for the training sessions are all on Fridays at 7 to 8pm, the dates are: 24th and 31st March, and 7th, 21st and 28th April.

The format is for a game of Kwik Cricket between all the colts that attend on the night.

No personal kit other than bats is necessary as we are using Kwik Cricket stumps and bats, and a soft wind ball. Note, it will be teams of mixed ability, ie mixed age groups.

If you need any further information please contact James Lowe on 01590 679172

12 Mar 06


The Under 11 colts training continues at Hordle Walhampton School gymnasium on Wednesday 15th March from 6.30pm until 8pm and the Under 13/15colts the following week Wednesday 22nd March again from 6.30pm until 8pm. ECB Level 2 coaches Trevor Phillips, Tony Thorp and Tony Wharton will be in attendance along with ECB Level 1 coach James Lowe assisted by Hampshire Youth player Lloyd Scott and former Lymington colt Scott Tapper.

The sessions have been well attended by existing and new colts. Any new colts are welcome to attend on the respective nights and if you require any further information please contact Tony Wharton on 02380 292696.

The club is looking for a Manager for the Under 15 squad

For further information please contact Tony Wharton


Starting young

The following Under 11 session will be on Wednesday 15th February at 6.30pm and we are taking colts as young as 7 or 8 because we are hoping to run a few Under 9 matches during the season.

30 Jan 06

C&G Trophy on show at Colts Presentation

Hampshire Academy Director Tony Middleton was the special guest at Lymington Colts? annual presentation evening at Towles Restaurant, Walhampton. Full Report with photos

29 Jan 06

Lymington CC Colts training nights

The first week of training at Hordle Walhampton School gymnasium for the Under 11's was well attended last week as was the Under 13/15 training this week. The next Under 11 session will be on Wednesday 1st February at 6.30pm to 8pm and any new boys or girls are welcome to attend. The following Under 13/15 session will be on Wednesday 8th February at 6.30pm.

2006 Managers
This coming season the Managers of the Lymington colts teams are : Under 13 is Tony Thorp, Under 11A and 13B is Jim Lowe, Under 11B is Mark Gannaway. The club is looking for a manager for the Under 15 team.

15 Jan 06 LYMINGTON CC Colts Coaching Evenings

As from Wednesday 18th January Lymington Cricket Club will be holding coaching sessions at the excellent Hordle Walhampton School Gymnasium starting at 6.30pm until 8pm.

The sessions will be for Under 11 boys and girls from Wednesday 18th January and alternate weeks and for Under13/15's from Wednesday 25th January. Existing colts and any new ones are welcome.

If you would like more information please call Tony Wharton on 02380 292696

  2005 news
Trophies 2006

Under 15 - League Winners
Photos of Final

Under 13 - League Winners
Photos of Final

Under 11a - League Winners

Under 11 Hampshire Cup finalists
Bashley Tourny U11 6aSide Winners

Best Batting u15

Elliot Lindsay-Wood 40*
7 May v Bashley

Will Thorp 41*
14 May v Hythe & Dibden

Will Thorp 43*
Elliot Lindsay-Wood 40*

26 May v Fawley

Will Thorp 41*
Sam Tombs 43*

28 May v Milford

Will Thorp 40*
4 Jun v Mudeford

Sam Tombs 41*
Will Thorp 41*

2 Jul v Sway

Elliot Lindsay-Wood 40*
23 Jul v Hyde

Best Bowling u15

Tom Hayward - 5 for 5
28 May v Milford

Tom Hayward - 4 for 20
23 Jul v Hyde

Best Batting u13

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 31*
O Wiltshire 31*

15 May v Sway

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 30*
Jamie Gossage 30*

18 May v Lymo A v B

C Kinsella 33*
1 Jun v New Milton

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 30*
8 Jun v Bashley

P Newton 30*
15 Jun v Langley Manor

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 31*
12 Jun v Langley Manor

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 31*
Jamie Gossage 34*
13 Jun v Milford on Sea

Jamie Gossage 39*
O Wiltshire also 39*

19 Jun v Pylewell

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 35*
22 Jun v BAT

Jamie Gossage 31*
C Kinsella 30*

29 Jun v Hythe & Dibden

Best Bowling u13

Nicky Elliott 7 for 7
22 May v Lymo B

Nicky Elliott 4 for 8
19 Jun v Pylewell

Aidan Lindsay-Wood 5 for 7
29 Jun v Hythe & Dibden

Best Batting u11

Jack Orman 21
7 May v Calmore

David Cureton 21
7 May v New Milton

David Cureton 32
14 May v Bashley

Harry Yates 26
4 Jun v Cadnam

Felix Ambrose 21
9 Jul v Romsey and OTs

Jack Roberts 31*
10 Jul v Portsmouth

Best Bowling u11

Felix Ambrose 4 for 5
25 Jun v Langley Manor

Felix Ambrose 5 for 4
including hat trick
2 Jul v Sway

Joe Cartwright 4 for 5
Alan Maher 4 for 12

9 Jul v Romsey and OTs



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