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Lymington Cricket Club's Ryan Scott the star man in win against Burridge

Southern Premier League Premier Division

Lymington CC 155
Burridge CC 126

LYMINGTON Cricket Club clinched their first win of the season with a disciplined performance in the only SPL Premier Division match that survived the Saturday morning rain.

It was a cold and windy day, which proved tricky for players and officials alike. With the ongoing absence of Matt Metcalfe, Lymington's leading wicket-taker, the south coast side were captained by Terry Crabb.

After winning the toss, Burridge skipper Hilio de Abreu asked Lymington to bat first on a damp wicket.

Opening the batting was Ben Rogers, who set the tone with an attacking knock scoring 32 runs in only 22 balls, including six fours, to finish as the game's top scorer. Rogers and Crabb (3) worked together to put on 37 before the first wicket fell.

Lymington Cricket Club's Ryan Scott took three wickets and scored 28 runs
Lymington Cricket Club's Ryan Scott took three wickets and scored 28 runs

Third in the batting order came Ryan Scott (28), who steadied the ship with a patient knock, while Henry Edwards (18) and Dan Cox (18) were other vital scorers, putting on 24 for the fifth wicket.

As Lymington's innings came to an end, the final four wickets fell for a valuable 37 runs, with Josh Proctor scoring 11.

Burridge bowler Dan Stancliffe proved challenging to handle as he finished with four wickets for just 28 runs, while spinner Hilio De Abreu took three for 35 to leave Lymington all out for 155 in the 39th over.

Lymington's opening bowlers, Josh Proctor (2-26) and James Wade (2-17), tore into the Burridge batsmen, and they soon had the Southampton-based side floundering on 21-3.

Proctor removed the dangerous Burridge captain, Hilio de Abreu, for a duck off the second ball before Burridge's Matthew Jonathan Norris (31) calmed the storm. However, just as things were looking up for Burridge, he was removed by spinner Dan Cox (1-14) in a tight eight-over spell.

South African spinner Ximus du Plooy (2-15) removed Chris Blake and Azimunnoor Chowdhury (16), while Ryan Scott (3-29) dealt with the later order batsmen.

Tailenders Oliver Southon (23) and Sullivan White (7) threatened to complete the run chase. However, former New Milton wicketkeeper Luke Mortimore dashed their hopes when he took a good catch off Josh Proctor's bowling to ensure a 29-run win for Lymington.

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