Match Report - Third XI - 7 July 07
Hampshire Cricket League - South West 3

Side Batting First: Bransgore 129
Side Batting Second: Lymington 130 for 6

For the first time this season Lymington fielded first, and despite a tight opening wickets were proving elusive until a double strike by Luigi Di Maria (2-30) in the 15th over. The introduction of Tom Hayward (5-50) into the attack had an immediate effect, taking a wicket with his first ball. Martin Balson (32) and Ed Page (30) kept things ticking over until a late rally by Richard Carr (23) lifted the home side to 129, before being bowled by Trevor Phillips (2-25).

An early wicket may have caused some tremors in the Lymington changing room, but Damian Jayasinghe (41) eased the nerves with a series of delightfully timed chips. With Jim Stevenson (21) also looking in form, the finishing line appeared to be comfortably in sight, but Lymington were to shortly hit the wall in the form of Ed Page (4-14), but the earlier foundations were not to be so easily undone.

BEST OF THE WEEK: Tom Hayward (5-50)



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