Match Report - First XI - 9 June 07
Southern Electric Premier Cricket League Division 2


Rampant Raffa christens new scoreboard in style!

Sam Raphael continued his fine run of form with a brilliant 147 in front of a large crowd at the Sports Ground as Lymington hosted the MCC as part of their bicentenary celebrations.

Having won the toss the visitors elected to bat on a good looking pitch and openers Stokes and While got off to a flyer with 47 on the board after seven overs. However Adie Hunt then removed While and Lerwill in successive overs to restore some order, and with Phillips bowling a good spell from the Tins End a degree of control was established. The introduction of Wiggins to the attack was an immediate success with Stokes caught at mid-wicket and two overs later Phillips removed the dangerous Hardy. Lunch was taken with the MCC on 140 for 5 and Forward 64 not out.

The post-lunch session saw a furious assault from Forward with both Martin Hunt and Tom Hayward suffering as he went to his 100, which included 16 fours and 5 sixes. Hayward eventually snared him, caught and bowled for 116. This was Charlie Forward's hundredth 100 in all cricket - quite a record for this well known local cricketer. The loss of a further three wickets saw the MCC declare leaving Lymington a challenging 283 to chase.

Jackson and Hayward got the Lymington reply off to a steady start and had reached 31 for no wicket at tea, but on the resumption Lymington quickly lost Hayward caught at mid-off. This brought to the crease Raphael and, following on from his league hundred the day before, the 20 year old South Australian unfurled a dazzling array of strokes all around the ground much to the delight of the sizeable crowd. He reached his 50 off just 38 balls and his 100 off 70 balls. He was ably supported by first Jackson (37), Martin Hunt (28) and Wiggins (20) before finally being stumped for a superb 147 with 22 runs required and three overs left. Gannaway finished the match in style with a straight six to give the hosts a four wicket victory.

During the tea interval the Town Mayor Councilor Pauline Elsworth unveiled the club's new electronic scoreboard which has been the club's major project for the Bicentenary. Tony Wharton thanked Brian Hobby and Jim Lowe who had been instrumental in the project and also all the people, including the Town Council, who had made donations towards the scoreboard costs.

Sam - Man of the Match - 147
The Crowd
Sam - reverse sweep
Sam on the drive
Sam - a century looms
Neil Trestrail playing for the MCC
MCC team
The Mayor opens the scoreboard
Match Sponsor (no not the baby!)
LCC team
Kwik Kricket teams
Meg hits the winning runs for Lymo
Dan Wiggins
Charlie Forward got another 100 to add to his vast collection
A rare sight !

 

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