Match Report - Second XI -  10 May 08
Calmore v Lymington
Hamshire Cricket League - County 1

Lymington v Calmore - Lymo 190ao - Calmore 189ao - Lymo win by 1 run!

On a fabulous warm day, Trestrail lost the toss and to his surprise Lymington were inserted by the opposition. Jackson and Griffiths brushed the cobwebs of their kit and lead the Lymo Dads Army into battle. Dave Griffiths dominated the initial opening partnership of 34 before Jacko was out LBW to one that kept a bit low. Trestrail and Will Thorp departed fairly quickly whilst Griff continued to dominate the innings with some hard struck boundaries. We were loosing wkts on a regular basis, the troops were flagging in the early season session, until Jim Lowe marched to the crease to support Dave Griffiths who had moved into the 80's, Lowe produced a couple of lusty blows whilst supporting Griff who was finally dismissed for a fine 95. Tony Thorp motored out to join Jim Lowe and a valuable partnership of 35 was added with Thorp scoring 19, Lymington were eventually all out for 190-Lowe-27 not out.

Martin Gregory opened Lymo's attack and with 5 wides in the first over, the betting pundits were mulling over our extras total and what time we may finally get to the bar. Will Thorp then proceeded to rattle through his initial overs and the shock of not having much of a rest in between overs must have sorted out Martin Gregory’s radar, bowling a couple of tight overs and dismissing the opener with a fine edge caught by Tony Thorpe. Will Thorp then took two quick wickets and Martin Gregory followed up with two more dismissals. Calmore were in disarray at 53-5. Two Calmore stalwarts in Mark Boston and Tom Pegler came to the crease and steadied the ship and with some big hitting from Boston, they began to make inroads into the Lymington total. Trestrail was ringing the changes without success, Noble had bowled a good spell and staggered down to find the shade at long leg. Boston and Pegler had mustered a partnership of 100 and the fielding heads were beginning to wilt, when Tapper senior and the confident Gregory were back in action and the partnership was broken by Tapper, Gregory then took his fifth wkt, the game was in the balance and our strike bowler had finished his destructive spell. Peter Tapper was bowling well and after some persuasion and the use of some WD40 Chris Noble was coaxed back into the attack, we now had well over 110 yrs of combined experience turning their arm over. A Salmon like catch from the Captain enabled Tapper to bag another wkt and it was Noble that dismissed the Calmore no 11 to gain victory by 1 run. Calmore all out for 189.

The Lymington G Force, Griffiths and Gregory had won us the match.




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