Lymington III 134 all out
Fawley II 135-4
Fawley too methodical for Lymington
On Saturday 23 July, Lymington III played Fawley II in their Hants County Division 4 West at Woodside Park on a good wicket. Lymington were asked to bat and openers Mark Gannaway and Jonathan Green started well before two quick wickets fell 30-2. Further trouble soon occurred, as has been the story of the season, when Lymington had reached 48. Mark Gannaway was adjudged caught behind when well set on 35 only to be followed first ball back to the gazebo by Hugo Chandler 49-4. Scott Tapper then played some crisp cover drives and was looking very good when he dragged a ball back onto his stumps and Lymington were then 93-5. Mark Jackson (34 no) was holding up the other end trying to retain the strike as the lower order came in and went out again. The innings finally came to an end in the 39th over with the score on 134, an improvement on previous weeks. After a delightful tea prepared by Mr and Mrs Chandler, Fawley went about their task of chasing down the total in a methodical manner waiting patiently for any poor delivers. Opening bowler Trevor Phillips put in a brilliant 10 over spell without the luck his bowling deserved returning figures of 10-6-9-1. Lymington were energetic and lively in the field playing with more spirit shown than in previous weeks. Fawley were made to work hard for their 6 wicket win, with two spectacular catches taken by Tom Thorp, with opener J Painter (31) and A Coles (32 no) the main contributors for Fawley with Hugo Chandler taking 3-43. Thanks must go to the Kane family for providing 3 players at very short notice and to Scott Tapper for the commitment shown by driving down from London answering an emergency email for players.