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. 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 email@example.com if you are able to support this day.