Despite the opening accuracy and penetration of M Edwards (3-13), there was little evidence of that collapse that would follow as Lymington moved slowly to 70 for 3, with Jerry Holt and Jim Stevenson both registering 20. However, a mere nine overs later and the innings was over for the addition of only another 20 runs. The main reason for this collapse was I White (4-12).
Lymington were soon ruing this collapse as Hythe also partially struggled to score runs on a tricky wicket. With Luigi Di Maria (2-16) and Charlie Kinsella (2-34) picking up wickets early in the piece Lymington's hopes were briefly resurrected. Then a partnership between W Effeny (27no) and G Howe
(23) saw the game swing decisively towards Hythe despite two late wickets from Tim Noble (2-18).