Lymington hosted a new friendly match with the tourists coming from North Devon. However Newton had the audacity to win the toss and bat much to the chagrin of our veteran captain Chris James. This proved a good decision by our oppo who moved serenely to 93 before Tim Noble struck panic into the opposition by bowling on a length. They subsided to 126 for 6 as Peter Tapper with 3-39 & Tim 3-60 put a hold on proceedings which was only loosened by the decision of our veteran captain to re-appear. Mr James was blasted for 51 runs in his four overs but thanks to a smart catch his figures would have looked even worse. Newton Stacey reached a respectable 214 for 9 with young Kieran Moors doing a really good job behind the sticks and capped his performance with a super catch off the last ball.
Lymington's reply was steady although young Scott Tapper with 19 runs looked to be on the way to a good score until he just missed the only straight delivery of the over which conceded 14 runs. Malcolm Douglas with a boundary strewn 29 kept the score ticking and Tony Thorp batted extremely well for his 54. Peter Tapper hit a few lusty blows but wickets tumbled the other end and the match finished as a tame draw.
T Thorp 54