Match Report - First XI - 19 July 09
Quarter Final Twenty20 Cup

Lymington 172 - 5 (20 overs) Bashley (Rydal) 138 - 7 (20 overs)

Lymington win by 34 runs.

Christian Pain won the toss for Lymington and elected to bat. Conditions were very windy and there was a lot of low cloud. Glyn Treagus (17) opened with Morgan Rushbrook and they put on 45 for the first wicket in eight overs. Rob Lammiman (25) came in first wicket down and he and Morgan put on a further 56 runs in six more overs. Tommy Barton hit a quick fire 14 and Cameron Grierson (9) was not out when the twenty overs were up. Pride of place, however must go to Morgan Rushbrook who carried his bat for 94 not out which included 6 sixes and 8 fours in the 58 balls that he faced. Lymington's final tally was 172 -5 at 8.6 runs per over, a formidable total. Best of the Bashley bowlers were Kevin Nash (2-30) and Andy Neal (2-34). Jake Lilley and Gavin Bailiff also got a wicket each.

There was a heavy rain storm between the innings but it only lasted for about five minutes and no damage was done as the Bashley fielders got the covers on without delay. Eddie Freeman who opened the bowling with Simon Cook was hit for 16 in his first over and came off until later in the innings. Once again Simon Cook proved his value to Lymington and took two wickets in his second over. From about the fifth over onwards Bashley's run rate was considerably inferior to Lymington's and they lost wickets at regular intervals. The best of their batsmen were Gavin Bailiff (48), Neil Thurgood (28) and R.Grierson (23*) but at the completion of their 20 overs they had only reached 138-7 to give Lymington victory by 34 runs. A feature of Lymington's play was their improvement in the field with both their fielding and catching. Chris Warde took an excellent catch on the long off boundary to dismiss Andy Neal, Christian Pain and Rob Lammiman both took very difficult skyers when the ball was blown all over the place by the strong wind. Cook (2-15) and Christian Pain (2-26) were the pick of the bowlers whilst Morgan Rushbrook, Eddie Freeman and Glyn Treagus took one each. A good afternoon's work by all.

In the semi-final Lymington have their first home draw in the competition for two years when they entertain Portsmouth. If they play as well as they did against Bashley (Rydal) last Sunday they should be in with a chance of reaching the final. The semi-final at the Sports Ground is on Sunday 2 August at 3pm and the final is at the Rosebowl on Wednesday 19 August. The other two semi-finalists are Ventnor who are at home to Andover.



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