Lymington captain O.Marshall won the toss and elected to bat on a very humid Sunday morning at Woodside. With New Milton down to 7 players due to illness, A.Drodge(7) and Marshall(12) were soon finding the gaps with quick singles and twos on a slow outfield.
B.Howard-Allen(11) and W.Howland(8) continued this ,finding the boundary twice but losing a wicket along the way. The third pair,
F.Ambrose(10) and O.Hills(22) varied their shots, Hills recording his best score to date, maintained the pressure on the fielders.
A.McGrigor(7) and M.McGrigor(12) ran all they could, scoring on misfields but losing a wicket from a direct hit. The innings finished on 323.
With a huge score to chase and only 7 batsmen allowed to score New Milton were on the back foot from the start. Lymington bowled tidily and with four direct hit run outs from A.McGrigor and Ambrose, New Milton were unable to risk any quick singles. With wickets from Drodge and Hills,two a piece from Marshall and Howard-Allen and three from Ambrose New Milton could not really challenge the high score set. Despite the heat and loss of wickets, the less experienced New Milton team kept going, Barnaby scoring a boundary at the end of the innings.
With only one match to go Lymington's target should be to finish a League game without losing a wicket, something that they have not been able to achieve this season.