Lymington got off to a poor start in a crucial game involving two teams struggling for early season form. Extras and missed chances were once again a thorn in Lymington's side as A.Hart (96) and A Ridgeway (40) grabbed the opportunity to make runs on a good track. Lymington fought back with Adam Darbyshire and Alex Treagus taking two wickets apiece to restrict the flow of runs in the final overs. However, Bramshaw would have been more comfortable at tea with 276 on the board.
The Lymington reply started slowly in the face of accurate Bramshaw bowling. S Booth ( 4 for 51) stemmed the flow of runs. Mark Jackson once again was the anchorman for Lymington with partnerships of 68 with Neil Trestrail (35) and 49 with Simon Naylor (27). However, the introduction of Peter Tapper (55) took the innings up a gear. The tennis courts were no place to be, as Tapper set about the Bramshaw change bowling with ruthless abandon. His 55 was made with a youthful arrogance that belied his incredible age. However, as wickets fell around him, it was Mark Jackson who held the innings together. His matchwinning 103 once again underlined Lymington's reliance on him. When out in the 45th over, his work was done. Captain Dave Griffiths (16 no) eventually hit the winning runs in the penultimate over, to secure a thrilling four wicket win. Jackson was the hero, but Lymington will have to improve in the field if they are to find wins easier to come by this season.