Lymington batting collapse against Havant
Southern Premier League: Premier Division
Havant I 237-9 Lymington I 115
It is already turning into a Jekyll and Hyde season for Lymington and after the good first win of the season the previous weekend the team suffered a heavy defeat against Havant at the sports ground last Saturday. After a disciplined performance in the field the batting collapsed and the team lost by 122 runs not helped by the ongoing loss of three top order batters due to injury and two run outs. It was a good day though for Lymington overseas player James Hartshorn captaining the club for the first time starring with both bat and ball.
Lymington again lost the toss and Havant elected to bat. Openers Ben Walker (17) and Stuart Ransley (26) put on 26 for the first wicket before Peter Hopson (42) came in and took the score to 126 before he was third out. The middle order batsmen Harry Gadd (57) and Chris Stone (37) then threatened to take the game away from Lymington before a mix up saw Stone run out by Henry Edwards.
Gadd was then bowled next ball by Isle of Wight youngster Ollie Morgan (1-38) in taking his first league wicket for the club. Opening the bowling he bowled tightly in his 10 over spell. Lymington managed to gain the initiative with six wickets falling for just 47 runs as Havant finished on 237-9 in their 50 overs.
Lymington’s other opener bowler James Hartshorn did the main damage in having another good day with the club taking his first fifer (5-39) with another disciplined spell. Dan Cox (1-55) was the other wicket taker but was a bit more expensive than usual and he also got a run out. Keeper Ali Wheble again performed well behind the stumps taking four catches.
Batting after tea Lymington batting collapsed and quickly fell to 5-3 as Havant openers Richard Jerry (2-22) and Sonny Reynolds (2-18) tore into the Lymington batting. James Hartshorn (48 with 6 boundaries) then held the innings together before he was ninth out and running out of partners. Hartshorn and Dan Cox (15) put on 40 for the fifth wicket but the innings then subsided as the last six wickets fell for just 43 runs with Ollie Morgan (13) the main contributor.
Havant spinners Freddie Gadd (2-21), Richard Hindley (1-23) and Chris Stone (1-11) were the other wicket takers. Another tough day for the batters of Lymington.
Tomorrow Lymington I are playing at Burridge in the first timed game of the season with a 11.30 start.
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