2016 News

28 June
T20 action returns to the Sports Ground
Lymington are back in T20 mode next Sunday when they take on Portsmouth in round two of the British Gas T20 cup at the Sports Ground. The match starts at 3pm and the club are hoping to have a barbecue running.

26 June
Under 11s win, Under 9s defeated
Congratulations to a very young Lymington Under 11s who defeated Michelmersh & Timsbury at the weekend. The Under 9s produced an improved batting performance but sadly still fell to a 40 run defeat against Bashley Report.

26 June
Rain frustrates Firsts and Seconds, Thirds lose again
The inglorious English summer weather again played havoc with club cricket in Hampshire. The First XI’s fixture at Burridge was abandoned with the home side on 41-3, but not before Matt Metcalfe had added another three wickets to his growing collection. The Seconds took two Havant wickets before an almighty cloudburst ended the match at the Sports Ground. Meanwhile, just four miles down the road at Milford the Third XI’s local derby with Pylewell Park somehow escaped the worst of the storms but will probably wish it hadn’t as they sank to a disappointing seven wicket defeat. The match did at least provide one of the headlines of the season: Report. There was no match for the Fourth XI. 

21 June
Victory for Ed at the Home of Cricket
Congratulations to Lymington wicketkeeper and vice captain Ed Ellis who was on the winning side at Lord’s as his Oxford MCCU team defeated Loughborough University by 37 runs. Ed took two catches as the highly fancied Loughborough were dismissed for 230, Kent seamer Sam Weller taking three wickets. Earlier in the day Ed scored 10 not out. Zimbabwe opener Malcolm Lake scored 89  for the Oxford students.

21 June
Own up!
Which Lymo member has the worst dress sense? Who describes themselves as ‘pompous’? And who would never trust Wobbly Wharton with an intimate secret? Find out here in our slightly awkward question and answer session…

20 June
Exclusive! Lymington’s Number One fan gives first ever interview…
Click here to see what Johnny had to say about the Havant match, Matt Metcalfe and Lymo’s title hopes.

20 June
Magnificent Matt swings it for Lymo
Matt Metcalfe produced a stunning spell of bowling on Saturday, taking 7-47 as Lymington defeated Havant by 35 runs at the Sports Ground. After seeing his side bowled out for just 162, Metcalfe’s marathon 22 over stint turned the game on its head as Havant were dismissed for 127. The visitors appeared to be cruising to victory, but lost their last eight wickets for just 39 runs – Scorecard & Report. The match winning catch by skipper Simon Beetham can be seen here. The Second XI lost by seven wickets at Hursley Park – Scorecard. The Fourths defeated Hordle Village, while the Third XI match at Ellingham was a victim of Friday’s torrential rain.

15 June
Sports Ground to host W10 Festival this Sunday
Sunday (19th June) sees the next Women’s W10 festival taking place at the Sports Ground. Matches start at 2pm and the tournament includes sides from Lymington, Portsmouth, Portchester, Old Netley and Fair Oak.

14 June
Big run chase sees Under 13s through in the cup
Lymington Under 13s moved into the quarter finals of the NFJCA Cup competition thanks to a superb run chase against Bashley (Rydal). Bashley had amassed an imposing 132-8 but Lymo incredibly reached their target in just 15.3 overs. Report.

12 June
More cup success for Lymo
Lymington eased into the second round of the T20 Cup thanks to a 6 wicket win at Langley Manor. Simon Beetham (3-20) and Adie Hunt (2-15) were among the wickets as the Division Three side were restricted to 110-9. Ben Rogers’ brutal 63 helped Lymington reach their target in just over 16 overs Report. Meanwhile, at the Sports Ground Meg Gannaway made a welcome return to form with a superb 83 as Lymington defeated Sway by 68 runs in the Stone Cup Report.

11 June
Rearguard action saves the day for Lymington
Last pair Ollie Calcott and Ed Freeman batted out the final 15 overs to ensure a draw for the First XI against the Hampshire Academy at the Sports Ground. Chasing the youngsters’ 228-9 Lymington were in dire straights at 6-4 and then 148-9 before Ollie and Ed’s heroics saved the day Report. The Second XI suffered a comprehensive 8 wicket defeat at St Cross Report. The Thirds were similarly despatched by Burley Report. Once again, the Fourth XI flew the flag for the club with a massive 170 run win at Lyndhurst & Ashurst after rattling up a mighty 345 all out.

7 June
Under 15s march on
Lymington’s Under 15s remain unbeaten after a convincing win over Hyde in the NFJCA cup competition report.

7 June
Lymo sneak into semis
Lymington were given a scare by Hampshire League side Sway in the Presidents Cup quarter final, but eventually came through to seal a last four encounter with Bashley (Rydal). Report

4 June
Three wins out of four this weekend
The Third XI were the only Lymington senior side to suffer defeat on a day made memorable by Bryn Darbyshire’s superb 135 for the Seconds against Ryde at the Sports Ground. Playing in his first match in nearly a year, Bryn smashed 7 sixes and 14 fours, adding 222 for the sixth wicket with SPL debutant Jack Roberts who was unfortunately run out on 99. The pair had rescued Ollie Kelly’s team who had lurched to 69-5. Lymo’s eventual 326-9 proved too much for the spirited Islanders who replied with 238 all out. After the match an emotional Bryn dedicated his innings to close friend Nick Benson who tragically died of a brain tumour recently and was buried on Thursday. The scorecard and details of Bryn’s amazing innings are here and the match report here. The First XI also enjoyed a good win in their first ‘all-day’ fixture at St Cross. Richard Lock’s 45 was the highlight of Lymo’s rather modest 161 all out, but the metronomical Matt Metcalfe grabbed five wickets as the home side were shot out for just 120 scorecard and report The Thirds fell to a 92 run defeat at Mossifont report while the Fourth XI defeated Bournemouth V at Beaulieu.
Sunday saw Lymington defeat the students of Southampton University by just five runs at the Sports Ground report.

3 June
Lymo CC gets quizzical!
Friday evening saw the Sports Ground host a quiz night to raise money for new equipment for the colts section. Eight teams of six players battled it out, answering some tricky questions from expert quizmaster Dominic Brain. In an incredibly close finish, Adie’s ‘The Hunt Goes On’ team just pipped ‘Three Adults, Two kids and a Packet of Crisps’ for the first prize of a paddle boarding day out at Lymington Sea Water Baths. Thanks to Marilyn for organising the event and for all those who took part.

1 June
Thrilling win for the Under 15s
Lymington Under 15s’ friendly fixture with tourists Bromley produced an exciting finish with Cameron Roberston leading the way with 43 not out More….

1 June
Chris Todd RIP
We are sad to report the death of local cricketer Chris Todd who was, for many years,  a regular in our midweek friendly sides. More…

30 May
Cecil Abercrombie – a promising career tragically cut short at Jutland
Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest and deadliest naval engagement of the First World War. Among the 6000 British sailors to die on that terrible day was former Lymington cricketer Cecil Abercrombie. In 1913, just seven years after representing Lymington, Abercrombie made a century on his debut for Hampshire. He also played rugby union for Scotland, and may well have become a ‘dual international’ at rugby and cricket had the war not intervened. Full story…

29 May
Congratulations to Ed Ellis who has been awarded the Crestwood of Lymington Senior Player of the Month award for May. The Oxford student has been in fine form with bat, notching up 250 runs in just three innings during the month. Under 15 captain Charlie Hampton received the Colts Player of the Month award, also generously donated by our club sponsor Crestwood. The first Development Fund draw of the season saw Ollie Kelly (£100), Hannah Thorp (£50) and Alex Treagus (£25) scoop the prizes. Alex also had the added bonus of winning  a season of free cricket when his name was randomly selected from all those who paid their annual subscriptions before the 1st May.

28 May
Tolly’s tremendous ton lights up an otherwise disappointing day for Lymo
Chris Tollerfield struck a magnificent 185 as the Fourth XI cruised to victory at Ferndown Wayfarers. However, elsewhere there was little joy for Lymington’s other three senior sides. The First XI lost out by 10 runs to champions South Wilts at the Sports Ground despite Dominic Hand’s five wickets and 56 from Lewis McManus report, while the Seconds were defeated by three wickets at Langley Manor report. Jack Jowett’s half century wasn’t enough to save the Third XI from defeat against IBM Hursley at Woodside report.

27 May
Another win for the Under 13As, defeat for the Under 9s
The Under 13A team powered to a third straight victory thanks to a 54 run win over New Milton. Captain Josh Royan top scored with 33 as Lymo rattled up 129-8. Milton replied with 75-6 report. The Under 9s fell to a 69 run defeat against Lyndhurst despite a much improved bowling performance report.

24 May
High drama for the Purple Cobras at the W10 Festival
Lymington’s womens’ section – the Purple Cobras – took to the field for the first time since their triumphant debut at the W10 Festival last season. And there was no lack of excitement at Portsmouth CC’s Southsea ground with incredibly tight finishes in all three matches. Lymington tied their first match against Portchester; lost their second against Old Netley by just one run and won their final match with Fair Oak by the same margin.
Any ladies interested in joining the Cobras should contact Marilyn Freedman on 07901 982258 – there are taster sessions and training on Monday nights at Lymington Sports Ground at 6.30pm.

21 May
First social events of the season next Saturday
Next Saturday night looks like it could get busy at the clubhouse. The first Development Fund draw takes place and this will be drawn by Richard Durrant of our main sponsor Crestwood. Please contact Neil Trestrail this week if you haven’t already purchased your tickets. There will also be the players’ draw for a summer of “Free Cricket” for all those who paid their subs early. Finally, the Crestwood Player of the Month award for May will be presented. Richard Nowell has kindly donated a shirt signed by the current Hampshire squad and raffle tickets for this great prize will be on sale next Saturday with the draw taking place at a later date. Please come and support us from 8pm onwards. 

21 May
All matches off!
Sadly, all four league matches fell victim to the weather.

12 May
Three wins in a row for the Under 15s; Under 9s off the mark
Lymington Under 15s won their third match on the bounce, defeating Fawley by nine wickets at the Sports Ground Report. The Under 9s recorded their first victory of the campaign last Friday, also against Fawley Report

11 May
Dazza dazzles in derby day victory
Darren Cowley marked his long-awaited comeback after a year’s absence with a scintillating 75 runs from just 53 balls as Lymington beat old rivals New Milton by 25 runs at the Sports Ground. Cowley, along with Lewis McManus (45) and Ed Ellis (65), helped Lymo reach 252 all out before Richard Locke’s three wickets restricted Milton to 231-7 despite Tom Arnold’s fine century Report. The Seconds lost by eight wickets at Gosport while the Thirds and Fourths both witnessed low scoring matches but with very different outcomes. The Third XI dismissed Whiteparish for 78 before cantering to a seven wicket win with the classy Terry Crabbe (46) making a slow Woodside wicket look easy Report. The Fourths, meanwhile, chasing a meagre Christchurch total of 69, suffered a major batting disaster and were bowled out for just 56!

Impressive win for Under 13 Girls team
Despite having a somewhat depleted team Lymington’s U13 girls produced a fantastic performance to defeat Christchurch by 20 runs. Lymo managed to score 295 off just 12 overs, and with some extremely effective fielding held Christchurch to 275. Well done girls – a great game and excellent team spirit. Manager Greta Sansom gave special thanks to Annabella for rushing down at such short notice.

10 May
Three Lymington centurians make hay in the sun…
Ed Ellis wasn’t the only Lymingtonian to notch up a big hundred over the weekend. Lewis McManus continued his fantastic start to Dorset’s MCCA campaign with a second consecutive century, scoring 135 in five wicket win over Cornwall. Meanwhile, 
Neil Trestrail turned the clock back at Sarisbury CC with a vintage century which swept Hampshire Seniors to a ten-wicket ECB 50-plus County Championship victory over the Channel Islands. Tress plundered an unbeaten 121, including a six and 14 fours, and dominated an unbroken 212-run opening partnership with Colin Day (77) as Hampshire romped past the Islanders total of 210-9.

8 May
Lymo march on in the national knockout
Lymington progressed into the third round of the Royal London national cup competition yesterday thanks to an eight wicket win over Bournemouth. The victory owed much to Ollie Calcott who took three wickets and then scored a half century as Lymo cruised home. Nobody can actually remember if Lymington have ever reached the third round before; it’s quite unusual for the club to even reach the second round! Standing between Lymo and a place in the group final is a trip to South Wilts at the end of the month. Report and Scorecard.
One Lymington player not taking part in the pre-match warm up at Chapelgate was Meg Gannaway. He didn’t think he needed to after completing the RNLI 10k just a couple of hours earlier, finishing the race in a little over 46 minutes.

8 May
Another win for the Under 15s
Lymington Under 15s made it two wins from two with a win over neighbours Bashley. Thomas Sykes rushed back from school to top score with 40 as Lymo chased down Bashley’s 118-6 in the penultimate over. Report…

8 May
Ed’s incredible innings not quite enough for Lymo First XI
Ed Ellis came agonisingly close to pulling off a remarkable win for Lymington on day one of the new league season. Chasing a daunting Bashley total of 298-7, Ellis produced a stunning 140 before Lymo eventually ended just 10 runs short Report and Scorecard. In SPCL Division 3 Kieran Moors and debutant Richard Lock both scored half centuries as Lymington Seconds cruised to a 105 run win over Waterlooville at the Sports Ground with Guy Layman taking four wickets. The Third XI were defeated by 3 wickets at Winton in HCLCD4 West Report.

8 May
Cake stall makes £400
Saturday’s cake stall in Lymington High Street made a whopping £400 which will go towards colts equipment. Well done to everyone who manned the stall and donated cakes, especially Marilyn who organised the event.

8 May
Under 13s cruise to victory despite four golden ducks!
There was no shortage of entertainment at Hythe & Dibden last Thursday as Lymington Under 13A team began their title defence with an action-packed win over Hythe & Dibden more.  On Friday evening five youngsters took to the cricket field for the very first time as the Under 9s played their opening match of the season against Sway report.

7 May
The cricket season is here!!
Lymington will start their adult cricket season today as the First XI travel to neighbours Bashley minus overseas player Terry Crabb due to an SPL registration technicality and Ryan Scott who has a groin injury. Former Surrey spinner Richard Nowell is a late withdrawal for the Second XI after injuring himself at home as Waterlooville are the visitors to The Sports Ground where Richard Lock will make his debut for the club after transferring from Bashley. The Third XI visit Winton and there is no game for the Fourth XI this week.

6 May
Cake Stall in the High Street tomorrow
The colts section will be selling cakes outside Moore Blatch from 8am tomorrow (Saturday). Kids will also be able toplay ‘Owzat’ with some of our colts. Please pop in and say hello (and buy a cake!) if you are passing.

5 May
Congratulations to the Robertsons!
It’s been quite a time for the Robertson family with Cameron Robertson being selected for the Hampshire Under 15 squad and sister Frankie Robertson being chosen for the County Girls U13 squad for the forthcoming season. Well done and good luck to the both of them.

5 May
Under 15s kick off the season with a big win
Lymington Under 15s began their season with a thumping 74 run win over neighbours New Milton more…

27 April
Overseas player announced
We are pleased to announce that New Zealander Terry Crabb will be the overseas player for Lymington this summer. The former Auckland allrounder has recently moved to Lymington with his family and comes with a wealth of experience of Premier League cricket in New Zealand and here in England. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Terry and his family to the club.

27 April
Changes of venue
Due to the work currently being carried out on the pavillion at Woodside, a number of games have been moved to other venues. Third and Fourth XI home games will be staged at both Beaulieu and Milford On Sea until the work is completed in early July. A list of where each game is to be played can be found on the fixture page for each team.

26 April
First XI win at Portsmouth
The First XI chalked up their first victory of the season in the Royal London Cup away at Portsmouth on Sunday. Captain Simon Beetham led the way with the bat scoring 33 as Lymington totalled 155-9 in the alloted 45 overs report. Evergreen former Lymington Colt Eddie Freeman (3-16) then made three early breakthroughs as Portsmouth were all out for 131. Lymington travel to Bournemouth in the next round which will take place on the 8th of May.

9 April
NatWest cricket Force
The NatWest cricket force day will this year be on Sunday the 17th of April. We plan to spend the morning getting the ground ready for the season and then have some senior practice afterwards. We hope to see you all there!

18 March
Roll on the new season!
roller 2016
The Sports Ground’s motor roller is looking in fine fettle following its recent refurbishment by Wiltshire company Autoglide. The major overhaul included the welcome addition of power steering and the introduction of a key start to replace the old starting handle (much to Colin Cooper’s relief). These items alone should make the roller much easier for any willing volunteer to operate. The metalwork has also been repainted in traditional British rolling green. The total bill of the refurb was in excess of £7,800, with the town council kindly loaning the club £5,000 towards the cost. The price also included a 10% discount for the club being members of the NatWest Bank Cricket Force.
The roller is believed to be 56 years old and previously saw service at Hampshire’s old County Ground at Northlands Road before being acquired by the club in the late 1990s. It is a tribute to the craftsmanship of the original Autoroller engineers that, half a century on, rollers from that era are widely considered to be superior to those manufactured today.

16 March
New Kit
Looking for some new Lymington clothing? Clicking here will take you straight to our very own online club shop. Happy shopping!

20 February
2016 Fixtures Released
The 2016 fixtures have produced an interesting start to the season for Simon Beetham’s First XI. The strength of New Forest cricket at the moment has been highlighted by a trip to Forest rivals Bashley on the 7th of May and then followed by old adversaries New Milton visiting The Sports Ground a week later. The Second XI also start their campaign on the 7th of May by welcoming a strong Waterlooville side to The Sports Ground.

20 February
Golf Day
The Lymington Cricket Club golf day is booked at Barton on Sea for Wednesday 30thMarch 2016, the same format as previous years, 27 holes and then a quick meal. Any support by putting in a team or entering as an individual is much appreciated.  The Club does rely on this day being a success to contribute to the running of our Cricket Club. Please contact David Coles djicoles@yahoo.com if you are able to support this day.

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