Match Report - Second XI - 7 June 08
Hamshire Cricket League - County 1

Lymington 179ao Mudeford 180 for 9

After winning the toss on a fine sunny afternoon Lymington elected to bat first and Mark Jackson & Dave Griffiths put on 43 for the first wicket at a steady pace. Hansell was then introduced in the attack by Mudeford and proceeded to bowl an excellent spell, dismissing the Lymington middle order. Dave Griffiths and James Stephenson steadied the innings until Griffiths was dismissed for 34. Leaving the home side Lymington at 70-4 with Hassell taking 3 of the first 4 wickets.

Stephenson proceeded to dominate the bowling whilst Lymington continued to lose wickets at the other end, at this stage Hassell had already taken 5 wickets and Lyminton with 10 overs to go were 130-6. Stephenson was eventually dismissed for a fine 65 and yes it was Hassell that took the last two wickets leaving Lymington to be all out for 179 (Hassell 7-25 an outstanding performance).

Barney Banfield and Gadd opened the innings for Mudeford and put on 58 for the first wicket with Banfield the dominant partner being bowled by Alex Treages for 35.

Whilst maintaining the run rate Mudeford continued to lose wickets and the game was evenly poised, Walker with a steady 36 at No: 3 was dismissed by Will Thorp, Simon Naylor and then took 2 quick wickets and with Mudeford looking clear favourites to win the game, the balance changed slightly. Noble after bowling 8.4 overs for just 29 runs pulled up with a torn hamstring forcing Trestrail to turn his arm over and dismiss Hassel. Will Thorp then took another wicket and at this juncture with Mudeford on 176-7, 4 runs needed for victory, Simon Naylor then took two wickets in an over, the game was poised, two runs by Tennant, the Mudeford Captain, followed by a single, the scores were level, Lymington needing 1 wicket for a tie. Tennant stroked the ball to boundary and claimed victory for Mudeford, having played a resilient innings of 33 not out.





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