Lymington outplay Burridge with a disciplined performance
Southern Premier League: Premier Division
Lymington I 155 Burridge I 126
Lymington were rewarded with their first win of the season at Burridge as a young side stepped up to the mark in both batting and bowling. It was a blustery cold day that proved challenging for both players and officials alike not helped by the ongoing covid restrictions. Thanks to the efforts of the Burridge ground staff this was one of the few games that were played last Saturday following the morning heavy rain.
Lymington were again captained by Terry Crabb in the further absence of Matt Metcalfe, Lymington’s leading wicket taker. Losing the toss Lymington were put into bat on a damp wicket. Opening the batting it was Ben Rogers (32) who set the tone with an attacking knock in only 22 balls that included six fours. He and Terry (3) put on 37 for the first wicket. Ryan Scott (28) then followed with a patient knock while Henry Edwards and Dan Cox (both on 18) were the other main scorers. They put on 24 for the fifth wicket. Josh Proctor (11) then chipped in at the end with a quick knock. Other than Ben with 6 fours the other batsmen struggled to find the boundary with only 4 in total. Burridge’s Dan Stancliffe (4-28) proved difficult to handle and he was well supported by spinner Hilio De Abreu with 3-35. Lymington finally succumbed on 155 in the 39th over a total that did not seem adequate in spite of the conditions.
Lymington’s opening bowlers, Josh Proctor (2-26) and James Wade (2-17), though thought otherwise in a disciplined spell and at one stage Burridge had slumped to 21-3. Josh removed the potentially dangerous Burridge captain, Hilio de Abreu for nought. Matthew Jonathan Norris (31) then steadied the ship for a while but he was then removed by spinner Dan Cox (1-14) in a tight 8 over spell. He was well backed up by spinning partner Ximus du Plooy (2-15) while Ryan Scott (3-29) continued his good day removing later order batsmen. Azimunnor Chowdhury (16) and then tail ender Oliver Southon (23) threatened to get Burridge home before keeper Luke Mortimore took a good catch off the bowling of Josh Proctor to ensure a 29 run win for Lymington.