Lymington overcome Hambledon in exciting Twenty20 cup game

Southern Premier League: T 20

Hambledon I   165-6                              Lymington I 166-6

Lymington secured a place in the quarter final of the T20 cup but it was not easy as Hambledon who play in two divisions below Lymington put up a real fight in an exciting game. In the end class told and Lymington got home with 11 balls to spare as all the batters played their part in the run chase helped by a fast outfield.   

Hambledon captain Spencer Le Clercq won the toss and elected to bat. It was brothers James and George Marshall who got the innings off to a good start putting on 77 for the first wicket in only nine overs before George (24) was out to second eleven bowler Harry Ottembrajt (2-27) who enjoyed a good four over spell. James Marshall (73) continued to hold the Hambledon innings together until he was run out by Josh Royan as the innings drew to a close. He was assisted by Le Clercq (19) as they put on 36 for the fifth wicket before he was out to Josh Royan (2-35) but overseas player Matt de Villiers (9) disappointed. Ben Rogers (1-35) with his occasional spin was the other wicket taker. Not an easy afternoon for the Lymington bowlers who were a bit wayward at times and the fielding could have been better.

In reply Lymington got off to the perfect start as the normal first eleven openers Terry Crabb (31) and Ben Rogers (34) put on 66 for the first wicket in nine overs. Crabb was then out to Henry Glanfield (1-20) and then Rogers was out to spinner Jonty Oliver (2-40). The momentum was maintained as Conor Moors crashed 24 in only 11 balls and Jovan Dhariwal 21 in 14 balls before he was run out by James Restell. Liam McCurdy (18 in 8 balls) followed before he was out lbw to Matt De Villiers (1-31) while Jake Smith (10 not out in just 3 three balls) saw Lymington home helped by captain Josh Royan (11 not out). James Restell (1-33) was the other wicket taker having Jude Tollerfield (9) caught.    

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Lionel Colby

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