The two sides had met in a league game just over a week before, but this New Forest Cup game was for a place in the final on the 26th July
Lymington won the toss and elected to bat first, in overcast and blustery conditions at Mudeford’s home ground. Lymington’s two opening batsmen made steady progress from the start. Tight bowling from Mudeford opening bowlers Boulton and Breddy kept the run rate respectable against some determined batting and after five overs Lymington were on 27 without loss. A loose 6th over allowed A. Drodge to hit out and he then retired with a score of 32. First change bowlers Pearce and Hopkins kept the Lymington batsmen quiet, conceding no more than six runs an over during their 7 over spell but they had to wait until the 12th over for their first wicket, with Lymington opener W. Entwisle clean bowled by Hopkins for 22 and then Pearce had F. Ambrose caught by Breddy the next over. A change of bowlers and new batsmen L. Ambrose and J. Lewis who was unbeaten on 25 took the total to 118 runs off 18 overs. Pearce, with 1 wicket for 18 runs and Hopkins with 2 wickets for 17 runs both off 4 overs were the pick of the Mudeford bowlers.
Lymington opened the bowling with the two Ambrose brothers and they immediately had Mudeford on the back foot, removing the top three batsmen in the first four overs. Stubbington and Boulton then stabilised the Mudeford innings but they were on just 23 runs after first bowling change at six overs, and a tight 7th over by C. Haining yielded just 1 run and the wicket of Boulton. In the 8th over Stubbington cut loose against the bowling of A. Drodge, scoring three consecutive sixes yielding an awesome 24 runs off the over. A loose 9th over yielded a further 15 runs mainly to the new batsmen Pearce. In just two overs Mudeford had turned the game on its head and with 64 runs of 9 overs, were now ahead of Lymington’s run rate. However in the 10th W. Entwisle removed Pearce with his very first ball, and four balls later clean bowled Stubbington to leave Mudeford on 66 for six and advantage Lymington once again. Lymington then rotated the bowling to good effect and whilst runs followed, so did wickets with W. Entwisle ending the Mudeford innings in the 15th over with 3 wickets for 11 runs off his three overs. L. Ambrose finished with 2 for 14 off four overs and F. Ambrose 3 for 16. Stubbington was the star for Mudeford with his 28 runs off 13 balls, to almost turn the game around, but there were good performances from the middle order of Boulton, Pearce, and Elson.
Lymington A ; A. Drodge, W. Entwisle, F. Ambrose, J. Lewis, L. Ambrose, C. Moors, J. Quigley, J. Cornwell, H. Illsley, C. Haining, H. Chandler,