New Forest Colts Cricket KO Cup Under 15 (18 Overs per side)
Lymington 84 all out v Alderholt 85 for 2
Alderholt won by 8 wickets
Lymington batted first and Aidan Lindsay-Wood ( 20) and Sam Tombs (1) were separated in the 4th over but George Hayward (24) took the score to 48 in the 9th over before Aidan was out bowled. Ben Rostand (5), Josh Thacker (1), Jakob Leigh (0), Michael Lowe (0) departed cheaply but Jordan McKinstry (10) struck the ball well and with Dan Cooper (2), David Cureton (3) and Alan Maher (0 not out) Lymington were all out in the last over with a total of 84.
With their opening batsmen double the size of some of the Lymington colts the opening bowlers Aidan Lindsay-Wood (4 overs 0 for 23) and Ben Rostand ( 3.1 overs 0 for 24) were unable to make a breakthrough. George Hayward ( 3 overs 1 for 22) and Jakob Leigh ( 2 overs 0 for 15) were unable to stem the flow of runs and Alderholt reached the target in the 13th over.
Now out of the cup the team will have to concentrate on retaining the league title but they will have to bowl tighter and more consistent to achieve this. Line and length is the emphasis for the bowlers.