Locks Heath won the toss & elected to bat on a hard, flat Lymington track. What a difference a few hot summer days make.
A long, hot afternoon in the field was on the cards for Lymington, although they made a good start with Mark Jackson running out one of the openers with a direct throw. However at the half way point of the Locks Heath innings they were ominously placed at 162 for 3. The second half of their innings showed a marked improvement by Lymington & once opening bat A. Richardson (112) was removed, wickets fell regularly & Locks Heath were finally all out, using only 39 of their overs.
15 year old Tommy Barton impressed again, this time with the ball, taking 5 wickets for 37 runs from his 9 overs. This followed his maiden 50 with the bat against Hungerford a few weeks ago.
Lymington’s other wicket takers were Martin Gregory with 2 for 51 & Christian Rathbone 2 for 64.
Lymington's run chase got off to a good start with opening pair Mark Jackson (83 not out) & Jim Stevenson (50) seeing off the new ball attack. This was followed by Neil Trestrail (45), John McGuirk (5) & Dave Griffiths (33 not out) finishing the job. The only slight worry was that the chase was too well judged and it took until the 46th over to reach, but still a good win and maximum points!