Lymington's magnificent new electronic scoreboard has been up and running for just under a month now, although to be honest it hasn't seen that much use yet due to the appalling weather conditions!
However, comments from visiting players and officials have been extremely favourable, and it seems that our scoreboard is the envy of most clubs in the area. It's hard to believe that the board was erected in just one day by Jim Lowe and Brian Hobby with assistance from Brian's work colleague Andy. Apparently Jim started work at 5.30am and finally finished at about 11pm - and still managed to organise and run a colts training session somewhere in between! Mark Newton undertook the electrical work on the Friday night, and despite the parts arriving only two days earlier, the scoreboard was up and running for the Second XI fixture the following day.
The scoreboard was officially unveiled by Mayor Pauline Elsworth on the Sunday during the Lymington v MCC match on June 10th, although Mark Jackson had become the first Lymo batsman to 'christen' it with a century during the Second XI match the previous day. It was appropriate that the Mayor should unveil the scoreboard since the town council had most generously donated £1000 towards the project.