Match Report - Second XI - 6 Jun 09
Hampshire Cricket League - County 2

Lymo 172 for 8 Ropley 124 all out

Lymington travelled to Ropley looking to build on last weeks victory over Hythe and Dibden and were invited to bat first. Scoring was difficult against an accurate bowling attack and at the halfway point the score was only 50 for 1. During this time opener Dave Griffiths batted very sensibly putting away the bad ball and defending anything straight, Griffiths was joined by Martin Hunt and these two increased the run rate during which time Griffiths went to 50. When Griffiths was finally out for 56 Lymington were handily placed at 123 for 3, unfortunately Hunt soon followed him back to the pavilion for a fluent 41 and Lymington needed to rebuild. Lymington managed to get their score upto 172 for 8 after their 45 overs with Ed Molloy contributing a handy 22.

Ropley began their chase in positive fashion but soon found themselves 2 wickets down due to Martin Gregory (2-27) taking 2 wickets in 3 balls, further wickets fell to Chris Noble 1-18 and Alex Treagus to leave Ropley struggling on 45 for 4. Martin Hunt and Nick Elliott then bowled very well in tandem for the rest of the innings to eventually bowl Ropley out for 124 with Hunt taking 3-22 and Elliott again impressing with his off breaks ending with 3-32, the only batsmen to make an impact for Ropley were Peters who played well for his 45 and overseas player Teixeira 29.






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