Lymington III win at last!
On Saturday 6 August Lymington III played Winterbourne I in their Hants County Division 4 West match at Woodside Park. Lymington skipper Mark Jackson won the toss and decided bat, but were soon in trouble at 16-2. Enter Scott Tapper and Tom Thorp who both batted superbly with Scott particularly playing some hard hit cover drives and lofted stroked to all parts of the ground with Tom working the ball into the gaps and between the two of them they took the score to 120. Scott was brutal on any short or over-pitched delivers and looked well set for three figures and Tom was growing in confidence until he missed a full toss to fall LBW for 29. Scott immediately followed guiding another full toss into the hands of deep mid-wicket when he hadreached 82 much to his disgust. The score was 120-4. Hugo Chandler scored a quick fire 25 and Will Jowett played a cultured and promising knock for 29 and Alex Treagus chipped in with 19 not out as Lymington finally batted 45 overs to set a creditable target of 214. In reply Winterbourne struggled against Asa Drodge and Trevor Phillips who produced the required accurate opening spell to push up the scoring run rate per over claiming 2-22 and 1-12 respectively, with Trevor Phillips taking his wicket with a superb one-handed caught and bowled at full stretch to his left- a real champagne moment . Winterbourne never really recovered from their slow start and the introduction of Damian Jayasinghe 2-34 and Will Jowett 1-37,who took an equally good, caught and bowled,continued the good work of the earlier bowlers.Alex Treagus 2-14, Hugo Chandler and Geoff Renshaw then completed the bowling. Throughout the defence of the Lymington III total the fielding was much improved and the Winterbourne innings was concluded on an excellent piece of ground fielding and throwing by Phillips to enable keeper Jackson to execute the run out. Winterbourne were dismissed for 149 and Lymington III enjoyed a morale boosting win after a difficult few months.