Match Report - Second XI - 20 Jun 09
Hampshire Cricket League - County 2

Lymo 196 - New Milton 189

Hard Fought Win For Lymington

Lymington loss the toss, and were put into bat on a green topped track at local rivals New Milton. The first wicket fell in the tenth over, and with Trestrail (55) joining Jackson (37) the foundations were layed for a good Lymington total. In the 37th over Naylor (30 no) and the gladiatorial Stevenson (30) come together. Bowlers wept. However, the crowd were treated to some swashbuckling stroke play, the boundary (and local school) being regularly peppered. The returning opening bowler came in for particular punishment with his last 9 balls going for 29. The two local heart throbs putting on 55 in the last 5 overs to guide Lymington to a competitive total of 196.

Noble (1 for 26) then rolled back the years with a faultless display of opening bolwing, building pressure on the New Milton top order. Gregory memorably shattered a New Milton middle stump, as Lymington ralied. However, Watts (53) and Miller (46) gave the home side's innings momentum, and Lymington relied on some excellent support bowling from Naylor (1 for 27) Treagus (2 for 47) and Elliott (1 for 43) to stop them running away with the game. Gregory's return for his second spell was decisive. He took 2 for 4 in three overs to turn the tide, and put Lymington back on top. The loveable local rock star finishing with figures of 4 for 38. Lymington stuck to their task, and eventually restricted New Milton to 189, recording an excellent win by 7 runs.





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