Lymington U9s and Match report v Brockenhurst from Friday 31st July at Balmer Lawn.

Harriet won the toss and elected to bat on a lovely evening at Balmer Lawn. Charlotte and Bella got off to a great start. Zach then made hay with a quick fire 22 including four boundaries, supported well by Denning as Lymington had 54 off the first 8 overs.

Tight bowling from the home side checked the visitors progress, Harry and Cameron giving the opposition little to score off. Tristen managed to find the gaps, with a quick fire 23 against admirable Brockenhurst bowling. Lymington eventually setting a score of 118 off 20 overs. Last week at Hythe and Dibden, the bowling proved to be the weakness, but Lymington’s work had paid off. Otto started very well, with an excellent caught and bowled drawing excitement from a healthy crowd.

Lawrence then came to the fore with some attacking bowling, backed up by ever enthusiastic fielding. Freddie threw down the stumps at one point for a superb run out. Harriet and Denning kept things tight despite solid batting from home players Sophie, Henry and Toby.

At one point Brockenhurst were on par with the scoring rate, but four catches in the space of a couple of overs checked the home side’s progress. Jonah took the pick of them, with an excellent effort in the deep, with Charlotte holding onto a skier and Tristen taking two good catches behind the stumps. A fantastic evening was had by all, with a particular big thank you to Brockenhurst for a very enjoyable evening.

Simon  Naylor – Lymington CC

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