1. Peter Barrett - Stylish left handed batsman who played for England Schoolboys. Being understudy to Greenidge and Richards limited Barrett to just six First Class appearances for Hampshire. Excellent hooker and puller, among his recorded scores were 110 against Waterlooville in 1979 and an unbeaten 79 against Poole in Lymo's 1983 title winning side.

2. Dave Blizzard (w/k) - 'Blizz' was a reliable top order batsman and accomplished wicketkeeper for the First XI in the late 1980s/early 90s.

3. Matt Bowdler - The diminutive 19 year old Australian batsman/leg spinner was the Second XI's overseas player in 2006. Scored a bag full of Hampshire League runs but equally excelled in friendly matches scoring an unbeaten 130 at Canford and 129 against tourists Deal Victoria. Went on to enjoy a long and successful first grade career with Melville CC back in Perth, WA.

4. Eugene Burzler - The talented South African all-rounder spent a brief spell at the Sports Ground in 2003 having represented a Hampshire U19s team that also included Matt Metcalfe. Top score of 70 v Gosport. Ultra competitive, he once refused to retire during the club's annual six-a-side tournament.

5. Mike Bailey - Left handed batsman and off spinner who was Lymo's pro for the 1979 season with best figures of 5-34 against Winchester KS and a top score of 67 against New Milton. Made 20 First Class appearances for Hampshire with best bowling figures of 5-89 and a top score of 24.

6. Simon Beetham - First joined Lymo in 2010 and was First XI captain from 2014 to 2018. Steady seam bowler, taking around 150 wickets with best figures of 6-51 against St Cross in 2012. Under-rated batsman who scored just shy of 2000 runs for the club with a highest score of 57 versus New Milton in 2017.

7. Tommy Barton - Hard hitting Islander who was voted man of the match when Lymo won the SPCL T20 final at the Ageas Bowl in 2008.

8. Mark Burrett - Popular left handed batsman who first joined Lymo as a teenager in 1999 and returned in 2005. His top score of 55 came against Rowledge in 2006. Safe pair of hands in the field and a useful change bowler on his day.

9. Chris Blake - Off spinning all rounder who scored 107 not out versus Longparish for the Second XI in 2017 and took 4-29 against United Services in the same season before moving on to Burridge. May not be happy batting at nine.

10. Les Browning - One of the successful 'Whitehouse Wonders' colts team of the early 1980s before progressing on to the First XI for many years. Fiery opening bowler who never gave anything less than 100%. Nicknamed 'Red Card' for good reason.

11. Will Buck - Off spinner, one of several Southampton University students recruited in the late 1990s. Best figures of 4-37 v Hambledon. Highest score of 60 v Wellow. Later hit the headlines by streaking during a Test Match at The Oval.

Scorer: John Blizzard - Father of this side's opening batsman David, often shared the First XI scoring duties during the late 1980s and early 90s with Colin Cooper before moving to Poland.

Mentions: Josh Bowring, Jack Barrett, Tim Beer, Dave Burgess, Broomers, Marlon Baars, Arnie Badami, Richard Bodley-Scott, Will Baker, Michelle Barras, Niamh Barras, Sarah Burroughs, Herbert Blagrave.

Summary: Plenty of all rounders in this side but the pressure will be on Barrett and Blizzard to get the batting off to a good start. Discipline could be a major issue here with several fiery individuals. Highly unlikely to win the fair play award!

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