Match Report - First XI - 31 May 08
Southern Electric Premier Cricket League Division 2


Lymington 226 for 6 Burridge 126ao

Lymington welcomed Burridge to a rather damp sports ground, following the midweek rain, looking to secure a third consecutive victory. Lymington were asked to bat first after losing the toss and set off confidently in pursuit of good first innings score, Ollie Kelly and Martin Hunt put on 27 for the first wicket when Kelly was out in the 7th over. Hunt and last weeks top scorer Jamie Harvey took the score onto 47 before Harvey was bowled by a ball that kept low. The dismissal of Harvey meant that Dai-Morgan Rushbrook came to the crease, he and Hunt both batted very sensibly in realising that wickets in hand for the last 10 overs were vital if Lymington were to get to a defendable score. After adding 73 runs the partnership was broken when Hunt was out caught and bowled for the same score as last week 48. Rushbrook continued to build his and Lymington's score carefully and when Christian Pain fell for 16 Tommy Barton came to the wicket and proceeded to score 18 from only 6 balls as Lymington scored 54 runs from the final 5 overs to propel their score up to 226 for 6 with Rushbrook scoring a fine 88no.

At tea Lymington were confident of defending their score and with opening bowlers Craig O'Shannessy and Rushbrook bowling with great control Lymington soon had Burridge in trouble at 27 for 4 as O'Shannessy took 3-25 from his 7 over spell. Further wickets fell to Christian Pain and Martin Gregory to leave Burridge in real trouble at 77 for 6. Tommy Barton and Ollie Kelly then bowled well in tandem and between them shared the last 4 wickets and the Burridge innings finished on 126 to give Lymington a second successive victory by 100 runs and move up to third in the League table.

Morgan in commanding form

 

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