Adams won the toss for St Cross Symondians in superb cricket weather and elected to bat. As in previous matches Lymington's opening bowlers did their work well and the home team were reeling at 32 - 4 after 18 overs. There after St Cross consolidated their position through Barrett (24) and Lewis (22) but both had been dismissed by the time the total reached 74. However the next two batsmen in did much to repair the damage with an unbroken stand of 75 with Cooke (40*) and Foyle (34*) to take the score to 149 - 6 at the close of their 50 overs. The only Lymington bowler to take two wickets was Morgan Rushbrook with 2 - 25 in nine overs. Cook, Treagus, Kelly and Pain each took a wicket and were most economical.
Lymington's reply was almost exactly the opposite to the home team as Ollie Kelly and Glyn Treagus put on 52 for the first wicket. After Kelly's dismissal Morgan Rushbrook (10) added a further 44 with Glyn Treagus (71) to take the visitors' score up to 96. There after Lymington wobbled and lost four wickets for 34 runs in taking the score to 129 - 6. Skipper Christian Pain (14*) and James Harvey (10*) made sure that there were no further slip ups and rounded the score up to 150 - 6 in the 45th over to win by four wickets with a points tally of 19 to St Cross' 4.
Lymington's middle order batsman were rather disappointing and must show a considerable improvement as they now face the stronger teams in the Time Pennant matches beginning with Bournemouth at home this Saturday. Matches are of 120 overs duration and start at 1130am with breaks for lunch and tea. The BarBQ will be available from 6.30pm onwards.
Jamie Harvey on the pull at St Cross