The Purbrook team were delayed by an incident on the M27 which was closed. Arriving 1 hour late the match was reduced by 8 overs per side. Purbrook batted first and the Lymington opening bowlers Lloyd Scott ( 6 overs 3 maidens 1 for 23) and Tom Myatt (8 overs 2 for 39) kept the batsmen tied down and at 10 overs they were 47 for 2 with both bowlers picking up a wicket. Trevor Phillips (9 overs 4 maidens 1 for 13) was even more economical and Paul Newton (8 overs 2 for 24) picked up 2 wickets and at 25 overs Purbrook were 83 for 5.
Ollie Kelly (5 overs 0 for 28) and Sam Raphael (6 overs 2 for 33) kept the run rate down and with great outfielding by the Lymington fielders including Mark Newton not wicket keeping because of a damaged hand and replaced by Cameron Grierson behind the stumps, Mark picked up 2 catches and saved numerous runs. The outfield was much better after the football season damage had created some problems in the previous home match. Purbrook finished on 169 for 8 after their 42 overs.
In reply Lymington openers Sam Raphael (38) and Ollie Kelly (1) were soon separated but Paul Newton (30) brother of Mark Newton put bat to ball until he was out having struck 7 fours with the score on 61. Dan Wiggins (43) although out of form settled in and struck 8 fours and 1 six before he was out with the score on 114 in the 25th over. Adie Hunt (0) and Cameron Grierson (2) were both adjudged lbw so suddenly at 124 for 6 Lymington needed some cautious batting. Mark Burrett ( 17 not out) playing his first match of the season held the tail together as Mark Newton ( 21) struck some lusty blows and Trevor Phillips (5 not out) steered Lymington home in the 39th over.
This first win of the season lifted Lymington away from the basement area and with the match next week at fellow strugglers Trojans next week the team are feeling much more confident. Dan Wiggins return to form and Sam Raphael's continuing runs plus Mark Burrett's performance and the tightness of the bowlers were the highlights as well as the outfielding.