1. Billy Quigley - Young Aussie whose runs and wickets played a massive part in the Second XI's promotion back to SPCL in 2017. Scored 717 league runs at 51.80 plus 63 not out in a Presidents Cup match at Bashley. Top league score of 134 against United Services. Useful opening bowler, took 24 wickets with a best of 4-16 in the defeat of New Milton.

2. Tim Noble - Dependable opening bat who was blossoming into a very good cricketer when he moved over to Sway in 2014. Top score for the Third XI of 112 against New Milton in 2012 and 114 not out for Lymington Fourth XI against Paultons. Has since prospered at Sway, regularly scoring over 500 runs a season.

3. Simon Naylor - Former colt who returned to the club in 2004 after a spell with Brockenhurst. Superb striker of the ball, top score of 108 for the Third XI against Hyde in 2014. Handy trundler with best bowling figures at Alton in 2014 when he came on as fourth change and took 5-44.

4. Will Naylor - Reliable wicketkeeper and middle order 'nurdler' (his words) who came through the colts system and produced a quite remarkable career-best 149 for the Third XI against South Wilts in 2002. Played top flight hockey for over ten years with Hampstead & Westminster and gained one international cap for England against Scotland.

5. Craig O'Shannessy - Rapid Aussie opening bowler with a lovely action. Arrived at Lymo in 2008 from the outback via Sydney Cricket Club. Took 41 wickets at an incredible average of 11.22, including best figures of 5-34 against Hook & Newnham. Attacking batsman, scored 481 runs at 30.66 including a brutal 77 versus Ventnor.

6. Tony Oxley - Competitive Welshman, busy batsman and occasional leg spinner who was a key member of Lymo's successful Second XI during the 1990s. Scored 100 against Bashley for the Third XI 1994 before moving on to Fair Oak where he oversaw that club's rapid rise through the leagues to the SPCL.

Jeff O'Hara - Southampton University student who joined the club in 1988. Tall Irish opening bowler and left handed batsman who had a best of 76 against Old Tauntonians. Became a test pilot for Shorts in Belfast. Aeroplanes, we hasten to add, not the item of clothing.

Mark Newton (w/k) - Unorthodox keeper and batsman who won the SPCL Division Two wicketkeeping award in 2006 with 32 catches and six stumpings. In 91 games for Lymo 'Kiwi' claimed a total of 95 catches and 21 stumpings. Could only really bat one way, loved a slog sweep, and won a few matches with his big hitting. Highest score of 70 against Hursley Park in 2010. Now living in New Zealand.

9. Richard Nowell - Former Surrey off-spinner who played seven matches for Lymington in 2015 and 2016. Best bowling figures of 2-23 against Havant and a top score of 48 versus Langley Manor.

10. Dominic Norton - Keen opening bowler who played for the club from 2003 to 2005. Took 4-42 against Redlynch for the Second XI in 2005 and made the odd appearance for the First XI. Currently doing well for Pylewell Park.

11. Chris Noble - Metronomic, eccentric pace bowler who joined Lymo from Ellingham in 1985. Played initially in the First XI but appeared mainly for the Seconds and took 4-33 against Waterlooville in 2000, and later 7-17 for the Thirds at Milford in 2011. Hopeless at running between the wickets. Former Wiltshire colt, once dismissed Ian Botham in an Under 15 match. Always at his best at the end of season party.

Mentions: Rob O'Brien, Nick Nineham, Simon Nuding, Chris Nutt, Glynne Osey, Evelyn Ng

Summary: Very handy bowling attack but batting on the light side. Will be an entertaining dressing room.

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