Both teams were very much below strength, but it soon became apparent that the Academy had the strongest reserves. Christian Pain won the toss for Lymington and elected to bat on what appeared to be a good wicket. In the absence of Glyn Treagus on Minor Counties duty Cameron Grierson (5) opened with Ollie Kelly (21) but the pair only managed to put on 18 for the first wicket. After his scores of 56 and 94 last weekend Morgan Rushbrook was again in commanding form and he put on 52 with Kelly for the second wicket. Thereafter, however, Lymington did not offer much resistance and lost wickets at regular intervals. Rushbrook (58) kept up his end and was eventually eighth man out caught on the square leg boundary. The only other Lymington players to reach double figures were Barton (13), Cook (14) and Newton (18*). With the wicket taking a considerable amount of spin the best of the Academy bowlers were Miller 3-48 and Kleinveldt 5-33 in Lymington's total of 164.
In their reply Hants Academy were never in any real trouble and the man of the match was Kleinveldt who followed up his 5 wickets with a masterful innings of 58. Others to weigh in were skipper Howell (37) and the two not out batsmen Rouse (26) and Gibson (15) to see the Academy home by six wickets. Lymington sorely missed the off spin of Glyn Treagus, and this even prompted Christian Pain to revert from his normal medium pace to off breaks which got him Howell's wicket ! Other bowlers to take wickets were Simon Cook 2-41 and Tommy Barton 1-20.
This Saturday Lymington entertain St Cross Symondians in their final Time Pennant match, and on Sunday they are again at home in the Semi-final of the Southern Electric Twenty20 Cup which starts at 3pm. The winner of this match go through to the Final at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday 19 August.