1. Adie Hunt - The beating heart of the club for several years now. Captained the First XI between 2005 and 2008 but has probably skippered every other side within the club at some point with the exception, at the time of writing, of the ladies' team. Useful batsman with a top score of 85 against Godshill for the Third XI and effective seam bowler turned off spinner with career best bowling figures of 5-33 for the First XI against Bashley in 2018. Very unfairly described as a 'pub bowler'. 'Takeaway van bowler', maybe.

2. Tim Hunter - Determined, stoical batsman in the mould of fellow Yorkshireman Geoffrey Boycott. Once played out a maiden in a six-a-side match. Scored a half century on his league debut in 1985 and 106 not out at Exbury the following day, and has the remarkable distinction of opening the batting for each of Lymington's four senior league sides during the course of a single season in 1989. Wily spinner with best figures of 6-22 against Hursley Park. Competent wicketkeeper.

3. Mike Halliwell - Classical batsman whose army career restricted availability. Despite this, notched up 357 runs in 1974 and scored 92 against Westbury in 1976. Perhaps better known for hosting some memorable postmatch soirees in the early 1980s at the wine bar he ran in the High Street.

4. James Hope - Quiet and unassuming batsman who, after consistent performances for the Second XI and Sunday sides in 1998 found himself batting at number nine for the Firsts in 1999. Owns a huge collection of bats. Cricket bats, we hasten to add, not the coronavirus spreading mammals, in case you were thinking of calling the RSPCA.

5. Simon Hayes - Left handed batsman and seam bowler who was Third XI player of the year in 1998. Frugal bowler, once took 4 wickets for 2 runs in a Midweek league match at Fawley. Nicknamed the 'Reverend' because many people thought he was a vicar.

6. Jon Head - Genuine club man who would happily play for whichever team he was asked. Captained his 'Headcases' team to victory in the club's first ever six-a-side tournament in 1992 and a year later was part of the club's Cross Solent League winning side on an unforgettable afternoon at Ventnor. A serious car crash in 1994 curtailed his cricket. Now living in the USA.

7. Matt Hayward - Swing bowler who could move the ball both ways with little discernible change in his action. Best figures of 7-22 and was highly effective in the Midweek League side of the early 1990s when he produced some match-winning performances such as the four wickets he took in five balls at Hordle, including a hat trick.

8. Mark Heal - Nippy young seam bowler from Perth, Australia who came over for the 1999 season. After an impressive spell for the Third XI in which he took 6-46 against Sparsholt, by July had been promoted to the First XI where he took 4-54 on debut against Calmore. Became an airline pilot. He had to, we couldn't afford his pay his airfare home.

9. Aubrey Hodder (w/k) - Enthusiastic batsman/wicketkeeper for the Fourth XI in the mid-1990s. Perhaps his most memorable innings came on the baking hot day Lymington turned up at Ringwood with only eight players and ended up chasing down 205 with Aubrey scoring a vital 27 not out to guide the team home.

10. Ron Hawker - Nicknamed 'Rocket Ron' due to his peculiar habit of hurling the ball towards the wicketkeeper as hard as he could irrespective of whether the intervening distance was great or small. Tireless seam bowler for the Fourth XI in the late 80s and early 90s; no doubt his stamina was aided by completing in triathlons far and wide. Known for his accuracy, 1989 saw a glut of wickets including 5-50 against Minstead and 6-28 against Alderholt. Continued to produce the wickets on a weekly basis even after he'd retired from playing... he became head groundsman at the Sports Ground!

11. George Hollobone - A gentleman cricketer, never ruffled and always courteous. Successful skipper of the Sunday Second XI in the 1980s and 1990s under the moniker of 'Hollobone's Heroes' yet the unwitting instigator of an infamous incident in the club's history when, during a Sunday friendly against Highcliffe, he took the decision to bat on after tea (almost unheard of, but perfectly legitimate). This upset the opposition and terse words were exchanged, leading George to declare "We are never playing that lot again!" And we never have.

Scorer: Leonard Hoare - Legendary club man who, in 1949, was the first to be awarded life membership of the club. Was a player, umpire, secretary and score for the club for many decades.

Mentions: Malcolm Hoskins, Tom and George Hayward, Jai Hawker, James Hannaford, Stuart Hand, Chris Hunt, David Heppenstall, Charlie Hampton, Martin Hills, John Howlett, Roy Harris, Herbert Heppenstall

Summary: Unlikely to win much but should have an entertaining time along the way. If George is captain they may try to hold out for a draw, especially if Timmy Hunter drops anchor, raises the drawbridge, retreats into his bomb proof bunker and books himself in for the weekend.

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