Match Report - First XI - 16 July 07
Presidents Cup


From the ridiculous to the sublime!


Just two days after one of Lymington's worst ever batting displays, the side then produced arguably one of its greatest performances. Adie Hunt's men put aside the memory of Saturday's horror show against Tichborne Park to demolish Bashley in the final of the Presidents Cup at the Sports Ground.


The architects of Lymington's incredible 65 run victory over their fierce local rivals were opening batsmen Dan Wiggins and Sam Raphael who put on 115 for the first wicket in just 12 overs. Wiggins, perhaps desperate to free himself from the shackles of a frustrating run of low scores, simply smashed the ball to all parts of the ground, registering four huge sixes and numerous fours on his way to a breathtaking 65. Raffa also batted superbly, notching up 51; and when these two were done Bryn Darbyshire and James Myatt joined in the fun, both scoring 24 as Lymo stormed to 183 for 4 from their allotted 18 overs.


With Bashley needing to score in excess of 10 runs an over, Lymington skipper Adie Hunt had the luxury of setting an ultra-defensive field. Wickets fell as Bash slipped behind the run rate and only Andy Sexton managed to stick around long enough to pose any serious threat. When he was eventually run out for 39 the game was as good as over and Bashley stuttered to 118 for 7 at the close. 


Following the match New Forest Club Cricket Association President Vic Loveless presented the trophy to Lymington captain Adie Hunt, while Dan Wiggins unsurprisingly received the man of the match award from the President of the umpires' section and Lymington life member Walt Drodge. 


The victory kept up Lymington's impressive record in the final of this particular competition, having now won on each of their six appearances, and it was the third time they have beaten Bashley in the final. 

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Photo's of the fabulous win

 

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