Match Report - Third XI -  19 July 08

Hampshire Cricket League - South West 3

Llymington 142 for 9 - Exbury 129 all out

On a finely prepared wicket at woodside park lymington won the toss and chose to bat. After 8 overs and with the loss of 5 wickets Lymington's captain wondered if he had made the right choice. Young N Elliott (35) and even younger F Ambrose (23) held the middle order together and boosted the score. L Dimaria(18no) and captain L Moors (11no) put those vital runs on the scoreboard in the last 4 overs to end on 142 for 9. Exbury's pick of the bowlers were R Livermore (11-35-3) T O'Connor (6-26-2) and P Miller (10-32-3).

Lymington knew they had to keep the fielding and bowling tight to stop the 4th place Exbury winning. The first wicket didn't fall until the 10th over and with Exbury on 51 they were certainly in the driving seat. With perseverance and some fine bowling from the youngsters the wickets started to fall. On 30 overs Exbury were on 126 and Lymington only needed one more wicket to fall and Exbury looking for the final 14 runs to win. Luckily N Elliott bowled middle stump at the last batsman. Bowlers S Coltman(6-28-2) N Elliott (10-40-2) B Rostand (6-14-3) S Hayes (5-30-1) F Ambrose (4-16-2). Top fielding by J Bowring who probably saved 30 runs. Another fine win from Lymington 3rds.




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