Sway Lymo u17 Kerry Cup winners. Back row: Jude Tollerfield, Ollie Smith, Dan Bailey, Josh Bailey, Josh Royan, Danny Paxton. Front row: Arthur Lomax, Ben Paxton, Tom Burton, Liam McCurdy, Tom Sykes
SwayLymo u17s power to Hampshire Kerry Cup T20 victoryThe collaboration this season between Sway CC & Lymington CC to field u17 & u19 teams in county competitions has proved highly successful as in a nerve-jangling finals day of high quality T20 cricket at Basingstoke the SwayLymo u17 team eventually lifted the prestigious Kerry Cup.
Semi-final - SwayLymo 120-4 beat Fair Oak 117-8 by 6 wicketsIn the morning semi-final Fair Oak won the toss and batted. They started strongly and had put on 40 runs before Chahal (16) fell to Tom Sykes (4-0-27-1) in the 7th over. Then McKenzie (40) and Watson (29) took the score smoothly onto 70 in the 10th over and a daunting run chase looked on the cards.The SwayLymo spinners regained some control of the game as firstly Jude Tollerfield (4-0-23-1) broke the partnership and then Dan Bailey (4-0-22-2) and Josh Bailey (4-0-21-0) kept the runs down and took wickets to allow pacers Sykes and Josh Royan (4-0-23-1) to bowl some tight death overs, which together with some excellent fielding and three run outs restricted Fair Oak to 117-8.The SwayLymo response faltered at the start as the usually reliable Royan and D.Bailey both fell to sharp catches leaving them 12-2 after 4 overs. Sykes and J.Bailey needed to rebuild against some tight bowling and batted sensibly before displaying their power and both regularly finding and clearing the boundary to put on an invaluable 81 runs in just 10 overs. J.Bailey fell one short of a well-deserved 50 in the 14th over and Sykes then pushed on to 47 runs before he was bowled going for the winning runs. Liam McCurdy and Tom Burton saw SwayLymo safely into the final in the 17th over.
Final - SwayLymo 144-6 beat Parley 142-5 by 4 wicketsSwayLymo won the toss and invited Parley to bat. The Parley openers Neill (33) and Saunders (39) both started powerfully, putting on 59 for the 1st wicket before Josh Bailey (4-0-24-2) came onto bowl in the 8th over and produced a game-changing spell as he bowled Neill in his 1st over and had Saunders brilliantly caught by Tom Burton on the boundary in his next over. Jude Tollerfield (4-0-27-1) kept the other end reasonably tight and the Parley run-rate was temporarily checked although Bragginton (42 no) soon began to find his range. Tom Sykes (4-0-22-2) and Dan Bailey (4-0-23-0) both continued to maintain some control with Parley finishing their 20 overs on 142, which was agreed to be a decent par score.The SwayLymo opening pair of Royan (35) and D.Bailey (16) redeemed themselves with a fine opening partnership of 42 in 5 overs before Bailey was caught behind off the pacy Saunders. Sykes (24) came in and batted well again and with Royan took the score to 79 in the 11th over when Royan was out. Sykes was joined again by J.Bailey and they faced some tight bowling from Blackford, Bragginton and Sinha as the asking rate climbed to nearly 9 an over when Sykes was out to an amazing reaction catch off his own bowling by Sinha and then Liam McCurdy fell to a superb catch on the boundary by Saunders. Skipper Tom Burton joined Bailey at the crease with 43 required off 5 overs. Bailey then launched an aerial assault wreaking damage on parked cars as he cleared the boundary twice but was eventually caught off another towering shot. Burton (17 no) was joined by Ben Paxton (7) and they pushed the score on to 138 in the penultimate over when Paxton was run out and Jude Tollerfield came to the crease. With 5 runs required off the final over a dot ball, a leg bye and a scampered single by Tollerfield kept crowd nerves jangling and brought the equation to 3 required off 3 balls. Skipper Burton was the supercool batter as he gloriously launched the 4th ball back over the bowler's head for four to spark scenes of jubilation by the SwayLymo players and supporters, and warm appreciation for a great game of cricket from the large crowd.At the trophy presentation the umpires nominated Josh Bailey for the Man of the Match award.The SwayLymo partnership have another chance of silverware as the u19s have also reached the Finals Day of the Hampshire u19T20 competition to be held at Basingstoke on Monday 26th August.
The Captain's High Altitude Spanish 'Camp' in Pre Season must have paid off as the Lymington CC W10 team have done it again. Our fabulous Women's W10 crew have sailed past the marker and are still celebrating as the winners on Sunday 11th August in the Hampshire HCB Soft Ball Competition. Fantastic day out at the Ageas Bowl plus seeing the Southern Vipers!
The first team competes in the elite ECB Southern Premier League. The second team plays in Premier Division 3. We are one of only a handful of clubs that has two teams in the premier leagues. The third and fourth teams play in the Hampshire County and region leagues. This provides a pathway for our Juniors from 13+ years to move into senior cricket and also for those wise veterans to pass on cricket advice.
The Hampshire Cricket Board are one of the leading pioneers in the development of women’s cricket and the sport’s regional popularity has risen significantly at grassroots level due to the early success of a soft ball initiative, W10.
One of few women’s cricket teams in the South West of Hampshire for grassroots players. Lymington CC continues to pioneer the inclusiveness of women and girls cricket into the club.
W10 has driven a surge of interest in the sport since its 2015 launch and, now comprising 14 participating clubs, the programme is fully engaging with its target audience.
Message from the club president: Neil TrestraIl
Lymington Cricket Club has been in existence for over 200 years - with the Club celebrated it's official bicentennial year in 2007. Lymington is a perfect setting for cricket and the socialising that goes with it.
We offer cricket of a standard that will suit everybody from elite Premier level to the local cricket the New Forest and Hampshire is renowned for and we pride ourselves on our welcoming, thriving social club and family atmosphere.
Whilst we are very much a modern club, with members of all ages 5 to 90’s, and from all walks of life we do have an amazing history from 1807
New sponsorship deal.
Standing (from left): Ryan Scott, Dan Cox, Guy Layman, Terry Crabb, Ollie Calcot, Darren Cowley. Front: Gareth Schreuder, Harry Fisher, Matt Metcalfe, Josh Proctor, Ben Rogers.
High riding Lymington, currently second in the ECB Southern Premier Division, have signed a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Rockstone Mortgage & Financial Advice, who are offering a free financial review and zero mortgage advice fees for any Southern League or Hampshire league cricketer. Contact Guy Layman [01590 610171] or firstname.lastname@example.org.