27 May Lake and Blake make bowlers quake The Lymington CC historian was left scratching his sizeable forehead yesterday, wondering if club history was made when two opening batsmen in different matches carried their bats on the same day. And the fact that their surnames rhyme and are almost identical simply added to the intrigue! At New Milton, First XI debutant Malcom Lake (pictured) smashed a stunning 171 not out, while a few miles down the road at The Sports Ground Second XI opener Chris Blake also finished unbeaten having scored 107.
Lake’s innings included four sixes and 19 fours as Lymo rattled up 302 for 4. The Oxford University star then took three wickets as Milton subsided to 155 all out scorecard. Back in Lymington, Blake’s ton helped the Second XI get back to winning ways against leaders Longparish. Billy Quigley chipped in with a half century as Lymo amassed 263 for 2. Another debutant Ross Pilkington took six wickets as Longparish fell well short of their target. The Third XI were dismissed just 14 runs shy of Damerham’s 143, while there was no match for the Fourth XI yesterday.
20 May Ed’s century not enough Lymington fell to a six wicket defeat to Bashley at the Sports Ground despite a superb century from Ed Ellis who helped Lymo recover from 7 for 3 to post 240. Sadly, Patrick Page’s 115 ensured Bash reached their victory target with almost three overs to spare scorecard. There was also little joy for the Second XI who lost their unbeaten record at Ryde. Adie Hunt’s half century was the mainstay of Lymo’s 201 all out. The Islanders cruised home to a five wicket win with Quigley and Adams taking two wickets apiece scorecard. The Fourths fell to defeat at Bolton’s Bench where Chris Tollerfield’s men fell 19 runs short of Lyndhurst’s 183 for 5 despite a half century from young Hugo Smith scorecard. The Third XI staved off the ignominy of a cleansweep of defeats with a 29 run win over Breamore at Woodside. Glenn Willoughby smashed a half century as Lymo totalled 157 for 7 before Asa Drodge (4-23) whipped out the visitors’ top order scorecard. Mention must go to Breamore’s veteran opening bowler Alan Bennett who took 1-4 in ten overs including seven maidens.
13 May Second XI caught on camera Click here to see some fantastic photos taken by Louise Flanagan of Breeze Photography.of last week’s record breaking Second XI win over Ventnor
13 May Antipodeans shine on a good day for Lymo Our friends from Down Under celebrated in the sunshine as Lymington recorded a cleansweep of victories. New Zealander Terry Crabb (pictured) continued his scintillating early season form with a majestic 156 at Alton where the First XI rattled up 381-5 to win by 233 runs. (scorecard). Crabb has now accumulated the best part for 500 runs in his first three innings of 2017. Meanwhile, back at the Sports Ground Billy Quigley’s classy century helped the Seconds to a four wicket win over Hythe & Dibden. Click here to see the moment Billy reached his century. The Fourth XI recorded a convincing win 164 run win at Burley with Asa Drodge scoring 52 and Daniel Paxton taking three wickets, while there was no fixture for the Thirds, although captain Adie Hunt was sure they would’ve won.
7 May Record opening stand in Second XI runfest Terry Crabb (207) and Ollie Kelly (108) kicked off the season in extraordinary style at the Sports Ground, notching up a Second XI record opening partnership of 351 against Ventnor II. Lymo totalled 417-4 before bowling out their Island opposition for just 104. The double-century was Crabb’s highest ever score and follows his unbeaten 126 in a recent pre-season friendly. Billy Quigley and Dimitri Adams both took three wickets on their club debuts. Click here to see Terry reach his double century.
Elsewhere Lymo were unable to record a league victory in their other three matches. The First XI fell to a 49 run defeat at South Wilts despite 54 from Richie Lock scorecard. Adie Hunt’s half century and three wickets weren’t enough to save the Third XI from a seven wicket defeat at Bashley scorecard, while the Fourth XI were beaten by Hordle at Woodside.
30 April Clad all over! New clubhouse taking shape Our new clubhouse at the Sports Ground is rapidly taking shape. The scaffolding has come down, revealing the wooding exterior cladding and new windows. The fitting out of the interior is expected to take a few weeks, meaning that players and officials will be changing in portakabins for the first half a dozen or so weeks of the season. A temporary bar will also be housed in a portakabin. New bar manager Tony Thorp admitted that while the situation is not ideal, the bar is actually not that bad, and a damn site better than some of the bars Meg Gannaway normally inhabits!
22 April Pre Season Friendlies Terry Crabb (right) wasted no time in becoming Lymington’s first centurian of 2017, smashing 125 as Lymington defeated Southampton University in their opening fixture of the season. The match, played in glorious April sunshine, was the club’s first since the opening of the redeveloped Woodside pavilion, and all agreed that the building will be a fine addition to the sporting facilities of the town.
22 February Knockout Fixtures Released Lymington will travel to OT’s & Romsey in the first round of the British Gas T20 Cup competition on the June the 11th. On the 5th of June Lymington will travel to Bashley in the first round of the Presidents Cup also on the same night the Third/Fourth XI will travel to Burley to play in the Stone Cup.
22 February Clubhouse Update The good news is that after a somewhat slow start the work is moving forward and we will have a “state of the art” clubhouse on completion. The bad news is that the completion date is unlikely to be before the middle of June and as a result we will be inheriting the portacabins that have been provided for the football club. The club has had a tour of these cabins and we are pleased to say that they meet the mandatory requirements of both the Southern and Hampshire cricket leagues. Both leagues have been informed of our predicament and individual clubs will be written to in good time explaining our situation.
We will have to provide additional facilities for the scorers and we will provide a temporary bar which will consist of bottled beers only. Whilst the main inconvenience will be the lack of parking in the ground, we will have to access the ground from the Avenue Road entrance, we will be able to provide cricket and later on in June we will have the benefit of splendid new facilities at the Sports Ground in addition to the new facilities at Woodside. Our thanks to our Council and George Shaw of Lymington Town FC who have been instrumental in providing the temporary facilities.
Regards-Peter Tapper-Chairman LCC
26 January 2017 Fixtures The 2017 senior fixtures are now available for viewing in the senior fixtures section.
26 January Anyone For Golf? The Lymington CC golf day has been arranged for Wednesday 29th March 2017 at Barton-on-sea Golf Club. The format will again be a 27-hole team event. Each team will play the three nine-hole loops of Becton, Stroller and Needles for a variety of prizes. The tee has been reserved between 9.00 am and 10.00 am for nine holes in the morning and between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm for the afternoon 18 holes. Coffee on arrival (the kitchen will be open from 8am if you wish to purchase breakfast), soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch between rounds and a ‘steak & ale pie’ supper in the clubhouse from 4.00pm. This will not be a sit-down dinner and a jacket and tie will not be required.
The cost is £239 per team. Please Return to: David Coles, 5 Coultas Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hants SO53 5BA Home 02380 268482 or Mobile 07764 656041 or email email@example.com
24 January Clubhouse update Work is well under way on the refurbishment of the clubhouse at the Sports Ground. The interior of the building is currently being reshaped and the concrete foundations for the extension, to include new toilets and a scorers room, have been laid. Local building company HH Drew are undertaking the project which will hopefully be completed in time for the start of the 2017 season.
23 January Honorary Life Membership for Tony Wharton At the AGM in December Lymington stalwart Tony Wharton received an honorary life membership. Club President Jerry Holt presented Tony with the accolade and paid tribute to the man affectionately known as ‘Wobbly’ More…
11 January 2017 Indoor Nets Junior and senior nets will begin on Monday the 16th of January at Hordle Walhampton School. The juniors will start at 7.30pm for an hour with the seniors following from 8.30pm to 10pm.