Burridge v Lymington
On a bright but cool day (so the forecasters said; anything but!) Our tosser lost and we were invited to have a bat.
It never looked an easy wicket to bat on, yet the new opening combination of young Joe Houlton and Jamie Richards actually managed a 52 opening stand in 13 overs. Jamie was looking at his very best with 8 exquisite boundaries before he fell for 40. In came the dependable JCW who once settled in gave an assured knock of 46.
The 4th wicket fell at 132 and things were starting to look a little tense, but then a 5th wicket stand of 101 between Marcus and Brighton brought a few smiles to the crowd.
The innings fizzled out at 263-7 declared, not a bad total. With the ever-reliable Lymington bowler Matt Metcalfe bagging 5 wickets.
This left Lymington with 59 overs to bat, and they quickly showed why they are top of the table, taking 19 off Gooba’s very first over, not many people can do that, but the opening bat the Zimbabwean Matt Lake gave us a display of real powerhouse hitting before Sully nipped him out, but not before he had hit 45 runs off just 31 balls (4x4, 3x6).
After 5 overs disaster struck Burridge when Nick McMurray went to hospital with an extremely nasty finger injury – we all wish him a speedy recovery.
After the initial carnage Burridge managed to grab 5 wickets to reduce the league leaders to 108-5, but the middle order put on a 6th wicket stand of 102, which took away any thoughts of a home win, especially as Gooba was to take no further part in the game.
Burridge did well to make Lymington battle to the 56th over before they claimed victory.
Sully White 3 wickets and a catch, and Marcus Campopiano with 2 catches and 60 runs