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.
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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to support this day.