Match Report - First XI - 15 June 09
Presidents Trophy

LYMINGTON 162 - 3 (18 overs) FAWLEY 144 - 7 (18 overs)

Fawley won the toss and put Lymington in to bat which looked as if this might be a good decision as both openers Glyn Treagus (9) and Bryn Darbyshire (9) were back in the pavilion by the time the score reached 29. Thereafter it was all Lymington thanks to a powerful display of big hitting by Morgan Rushbrook who followed up his 86 in the quarter final against Langley Manor with 100 not out. He was well supported by skipper Christian Pain (30) who was bowled by Parratt in the 17th over. In his century Morgan Rushbrook hit 6 fours and 8 sixes, his 50 came up in 33 balls and his 100 in 57, a truly magnificent effort. Wicket takers for Fawley were Parratt (1-27), Percy (1-29) and Bolton (1-32).

Fawley replied in a most comprehensive manner, and right up to the 14th over were ahead of Lymington's run rate. The two to thank for this were Parratt with 67 in 23 balls including 10 fours and 2 sixes and Knacke (22). During this period Lymington only have themselves to blame due to poor fielding and dropped catches. On the credit side, however, Eddie Freeman and Simon Cook took great catches in the long off area to dismiss both of Fawley's main run makers. The Lymington wicket takers were Morgan Rushbrook (2-11), Simon Cook (2-39) and Glyn Treagus (2-39). Christian Pain took the 7th Fawley wicket to fall in the final over which finished with the score on 144 giving Lymington victory by 18 runs.

It is not yet known who will be Lymington's opponents in the Final at Langley Manor on Friday 10 July, but they will have to improve in the field to have any chance of beating teams of the likes of Bashley Rydal.



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