Lymington U11 A – 330 Lymington U11 B – 139
In a display of great all round cricket, Lymington As were simply too strong for Lymington Bs in their home game at the Sports Ground on Sunday.
The Bs won the toss and put the As into bat, but straight away Marshall (16) and Drodge (5) got the innings away smoothly against Doggett and Collison, and although Collison did manage to get one wicket the As ended on 224 after the first pair. Hawker keeping things tight from his end in the second pair, and Evans picked up one wicket, but Howard-Allen (11) and Howland (16) both scored freely to push the score onto 258. Hills (8) and Grisley (7) kept the runs ticking over with no loss of wicket against Beal & Morgan, with the scoreboard on 281 at the end of the third pair.
The final pair accelerated the scoring rate by interspersing quickly stolen singles with well struck boundaries off Falso, Dogget & Collison to bring the Lymington As final score to 330; McGrigor A scoring 13 and McGrigor M 29.
Opening for the Bs, Evans and Morgan were under pressure from the start with a tight over from from Drodge. McGrigor.A then set the tone for an excellent session in the field by taking a super catch at mid-on from a hard-struck shot off the bowling of Hills.The pairing ended with the score on 210.
Next pair Sykes and Hawker found it hard going against Howard-Allen and Howland with wickets tumbling regularly, followed by Collison and Falso finding the job equally hard versus Grisley and Marshall.
The final pair had no option but to hit out, but Beal and Doggett lost ground consistently, with many wickets taken. All of the A’s contributed to the haul.
130 runs scored by the As and 23 wickets lost by the Bs sums up the game, but credit should go to the Bs for maintaining a fighting spirit in the face of an onslaught by an A team who will hope to keep up this form through to the end of the season.