Bramshaw made on almost immediate impact upon the game, taking a wicket before a run had been scored, and they were to hold the ascendancy until three balls from the end. With none of the first four batsmen making a positive contribution to the score, Lymington found themselves in the unusual position of struggling on 186. Some sharp running between the wickets by Jacob McQuoid and Harry Illsley (20) saw Lymington scramble to 224, by far their lowest score of the season.
Having dug themselves a hole, the only way they were going to climb out was through committed bowling and fielding. And this is promptly what they delivered, producing six maidens in their 16 overs. This parsimony was highlighted by George Edwards (1-0 off 2 overs). After 12 overs Bramshaw were still stuck on 200, but 9 off the next over, and ten off the penultimate, saw the home side only requiring 8 runs off the last over.
William Entwistle (3-3) then proceeded to make a mockery of the tense situation by claiming two late wickets, thus keeping Lymington's title hopes alive.