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Treags opts to give gold a Bash

Glyn with trainee media man
Glyn in his younger days. Whatever happened to the bloke on the right?

Following several weeks of rumours and speculation we are sorry to report that Glyn Treagus has decided to leave Lymington. After eleven seasons at the Sports Ground the talented all-rounder felt it was time to step up a division and try his luck in the Gold League with our local rivals Bashley.

Glyn's decision comes at the end of his most successful season for Lymington. He finished second in the Division Two run charts with 637 runs and took 20 wickets, while in the Minor Counties Championship he was Dorset's leading batsman with 430.

The 29 year old admitted that it had been a tough decision to leave the club, having been a Lymington player for so many years. Despite an obvious desire to play Gold cricket Glyn, to his credit, had remained loyal to Lymington since the reorganisation of the Southern League five years ago. However, at the end of a summer when Lymington yet again threw away a golden opportunity to secure promotion, the lure of Division One cricket ultimately proved too much for Glyn.

Possibly the straw that broke the camel's back came in July during the vital top-of-the-table clash with Ventnor when Glyn's brilliant 154 helped Lymo to a seemingly unassailable 288. Incredibly, the Islanders knocked off the runs with wickets and time to spare, hammering home the grim realisation that promotion to the Gold League had again slipped away for Lymington.

Glyn joined Lymington from Trojans in 1993 while on the Hampshire staff. In the next eleven years he went on to become one of the club's all-time leading runscorers, regularly topping the batting averages. His top scores were the aforementioned 153 against Ventnor and 128 not out against Calmore in 1996, while one of his most important innings was the unbeaten half-century at the Rose Bowl which helped Lymington defeat Andover in the SEC Cup Final in 2001. More often than not, Glyn also topped the bowling averages, and his frugal off-spin often dragged Lymington back into matches when all seemed lost. His superb fielding and ability to keep a cool head in pressure situations will be sorely missed.

Lymington Cricket Club thanks Glyn for his loyal service over the past eleven years and wish him all the best for next season at Bashley. We're pretty sure that Glyn will do very well over there - providing he doesn't hit the ball into those electric cables too often!


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