On a hot sunny day Havant won the toss and with no hesitation elected to bat on a wicket that had been used previously this season. Morgan (52) and Walker put on 80 for the first wicket when the latter was joined by Prittipaul (40) with whom he put on a further 81 runs to take the score up to 161. Havant lost three more wickets before reaching 200 including Walker for 79. Jones (45*) and Thistle (54) took the score up to 300-6 in the 62nd over. The only Lymington bowlers to take wickets were Simon Cook (3-78) in 21 overs and Glyn Treagus (3-93) in 19 overs.
In reply Lymington lost their first three wickets reaching 45 but Treagus (52) and Simon Cook (31) steadied the ship temporarily and took the score to over 100. By this time the wicket was taking a considerable amount of spin and the last seven wickets fell for a paltry 20 runs with the Havant spinners Hindley (6-19) and Morgan (2-36) doing the damage.
Only two Lymington players showed their worth namely Glyn Treagus 52 runs and 3 wickets whilst Simon Cook made 31 and also took 3 wickets. Havant were without doubt by far the best team and showed that there is a considerable gap between the top four or five and the rest. The toss also played a large part in this match as whoever batted second had to compete with a wearing wicket. Havant knew all about this as after tea they had their helmets, shin pads and boxes all ready for the close in fielders who supported their spinners admirably! Lymington will have to do a lot of hard graft to improve their standard of play, as this Saturday they host Totton & Eling.