Southern Premier/Division 1 West
St Cross Symondians I 184-9
Lymington I 90
Lymington had a tough day at St Cross losing heavily to an experienced team on a pitch offering some help to the bowlers. In a beautiful setting in St Cross Park, with a good crowd around the tree lined ground, St Cross Symondians won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that becaome less benign over the course of the game coupled with a slow outfield..
Lymington had St Cross on 4-1 by the third over thanks to Ed Freeman who went on to take 2-26. This then brought in Harry Trussler (58) who got the opposition moving with a solid knock as he and captain Tom Foyle (27) put on 40 for the second wicket. Harry then featured in two other partnerships before he was fourth out to Ryan Scott (1-34) on 126 as the Lymington bowlers fought back. Wickets fell steadily to leave St. Cross on 184-9 in their forty overs. Spinner Dan Bailey, who again opened the bowling, was the main wicket taker (3-28) for the second week running with Thomas Sykes (2-38)
When batting Lymington failed to cope with the pitch and wickets fell steadily. Opener Terry Crabb (14) managed to steady the ship for a while before he was caught while Gareth Schreuder (11) was the only other top order batsman to hang around. It was left to the Bailey twins to provide some resistance with Dan (16) and Josh (11 not out) together with Jude Tollerfield (10). Lymington lost by 94 runs and were all out in the 32nd over. Spinner Cameron Braans (3-14) was the pick of the St Cross bowlers with Matt Stones taking 2-16. Harry Came (2-0 in seven balls) finished off the tail to end a disappointing batting performance from Lymington.
Searching for their second league win the young Lymington side finish the season with an away fixture against Totton and Eling this Saturday with a 12.30 start.