Match Report - Second XI -  21 June 08
Hamshire Cricket League - County 1

Portsmouth 203ao Lymington 204 for 4

After winning the toss and with the possibility of rain, Trestrail won the toss and chose to field first. Adam Derbyshire and Will Thorp opened the attack for Lymingtonwith Derbyshire getting an early breakthrough by dismissing Dore LBW for 1. After the Portsmouth no 3 was missed first ball, he capitalised and a partnership of 50 resulted , before Simon Naylor bowled Noble for 25, Alex Treagus and Naylor bowled economically, however Portsmouth had moved their score to 97-2 and a breakthrough was needed. Adam Derbyshire was re-introduced to the attack from the Town Council end, he promptly took three quick wkts and Lymington were back in the game. Naylor, Treagus and Will Thorp all picked up a wkt and Derbyshire completed a fine bowling spell to finish up with 5-37 after dismissing the effective Portsmouth batsman Walker for 34. Portsmouth were all out for 203.

The experienced Mark Jackson and Dave Griffiths opened the batting for Lymington and put together a fine opening partnership of 54, Griffiths was then dismissed LBW for 29 and Trestrail joined Jackson to continue Lymingtons pursuit of the total. These two batsman took the total to 119 before Trestrail whilst looking to accelerate the innings was dismissed for 37. James Stevenson joined the anchorman Jackson and with some attacking shots they took the score to 183, Mark jackson then played on for a fine 78, rain was threatening and both Simon Naylor and Tom Thorp were dismissed cheaply, Stevenson was still there, but the nerves were beginning to show when in walked Lymingtons youngest player Will Thorp, 12 runs were required, slight drizzle in the air and 3 overs to go. Thorp then preceeded to strike 3 fours off his first 4 balls, the game was over. James Stevenson was undefeated on 34 and Will Thorp with a fine little Cameo of 12 off 4 balls. Lymongton were 207-5 with just over 2 overs to spare.





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