Lymington started life in Hants division 2 with a tough looking away game at Ellingham. After losing the toss Lymington were asked to bowl first on a green looking pitch and immediately made an early break through when ex Lymington player Mark Burrett was comprehensively bowled by Martin Gregory's first delivery. Ellingham scored consistently, mostly through Aaron Barker who raced to 50 with the score on only 85. When Barker was caught on the long off boundary for 81 Ellingham were in a commanding position of being 200 for 4 with 12 overs remaining. The game changed completely when Gregory was introduced for his 2nd spell, he in combination with Alex Treagus ripped through the Ellingham middle and lower order with the final 7 wickets going for only 35 runs to leave Ellingham all out for 232 with Gregory having figures of 5-52 and Treagus 2-43.
Chasing a total that was much smaller than they had feared Lymington started brightly through Mark Jackson and Adie Hunt and moved the score effortlessly onto 50 without loss before Jackson was caught behind for 19. Neil Trestrail joined Hunt and these 2 took the score onto 80 after 17 overs before Trestrail was bowled for 19, Hunt soon followed for 33 and Lymington's run rate dipped against some accurate bowling. With 10 overs remaining Lymington needed to score in excess of 10 runs an over and never got close to the Ellingham total and ended on a disappointing 185 for 7 with Simon Naylor 36no and Tony Thorp 16no adding some late runs.