Match Report - First XI - 11 Aug 07
Southern Electric Premier Cricket League Division 2


Trojans 234 for 5 - Lymington 236 for 6

After last weeks poor batting performance at Purbrook it was vital that Lymington got back to winning ways against previously winless Trojans. Captain Adie Hunt lost the toss yet again and Lymington were asked to field first on a perfect batting wicket.

Opening bowlers Lloyd Scott and debutant Tommy Barton both bowled with great accuracy but little luck and it took the introduction of leg spinner Ollie Kelly 2-49 and occasional seamer Adie Hunt 1-33 to make the break through. After 20 overs Trojans were 70 for 2 and looking to accelerate to a big score, Simon Naylor 1-28 took his first SPL wicket in claiming the dangerous Brown for a well struck 60 but with wickets in hand Trojans managed to score 82 runs from the final 10 overs to finish on 234 for 5. A special mention must be made about the bowling of 15 year old Tommy Barton who greatly impressed in taking 1-42 from his 10 overs.

Lymington set about chasing the runs in a positive fashion with Sam Raphael and Ollie Kelly scoring at 4 runs an over until Raphael ran himself out for 17, Kelly (54) continued scoring freely and passed his first 50 for the club whilst setting a good platform with Cameron Grierson (23). With the score at 101 for 2 after 30 overs Lymington needed to up the scoring rate and Morgan Rushbrook in particular began to oblige with some powerful drives mixed with some delicate shots, he with Justin Morton (18) and then Martin Hunt (12) left Lymington needing 80 runs from the last 9 overs. Trojans brought back their opening bowlers to keep the run rate high but this only helped the Lymington batsmen, Rushbrook hitting opening bowler Felstead for 18 in an over and with Simon Naylor also scoring freely Lymington got the winning runs with 1 ball to go and 4 wickets in hand, Naylor finishing the game with a classic cover drive for 4 and Rushbrook's match winning innings of 82no seeing Lymington home.

Morgan Rushbrook 82, Ollie Kelly 54

Adrian Hunt

 

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