The C TEAM (First XI)

1. Terry Crabb - Hard hitting former Auckland left hander who has scored runs at all levels for the club since joining in 2016. In one four week spell in 2017 Crabby notched up 156 for the First XI at Alton, 206 for the Seconds v Ventnor and 139 not out for the Third XI at Mudeford. Handy seam bowler when fully fit.

2. Gary Corcoran - Young opening batsman who enjoyed three successful seasons at Lymington from 1988 to 1990. Finished top of the First XI batting averages in his first year and in 1990 recorded centuries against Andover and Trojans. A very clean hitter of the ball and decent off spinner.

3. Brian Clemow - Destructive Aussie batsman who played for the club in 2001 and still holds the record for the highest innings by a Lymington batsman - 213 v Cove. A former Wisden Young Australian Cricketer of the Year, would almost certainly have played First Class cricket back in Australia but for a serious car accident. Sharpish seam bowler, although his back injury severely limited the number of overs he bowled in his spell with the club.

4. Ben Craft - Stylish and powerful batsman who, on his day, could destroy any bowling attack. Came through Lymington's colts system. Highest score of 139 v Hambledon in 2001, a season in which he scored 760 runs.

5. Darren Cowley - Stocky left hander, arguably the most destructive batsman in Lymington's history. Joined from Bournemouth in 2011 and scored more than 2,500 runs in seven full seasons including an unforgettable 108 in just 37 balls against Hartley Wintney in the T20 in 2015. Wily left arm spinner who had a knack of breaking partnerships. Best bowling figures of 6-64 against the Academy in 2012.

6. Bill Craft - Elegant middle order batsman who was one of the club's leading players during the 1970s. In 1973 alone he scored more than 1,000 runs in all competitions, helping Lymo to the Hampshire League Division 2 title.

7. Dan Cox - Promising off spinner and batsman who joined Lymington in 2018. Produced some gritty batting displays last season including a half century at Alton.

8. Dave Coles - Originally an off spinner in the fabled 'Whitehouse Wonders' colts team of the early 1980s, 'Colesy' established himself as First XI wicketkeeper and solid batsman in a Lymington career that spanned three decades. Captained the First XI and scored a SPCL century v Hambledon in 1995.

9. Ollie Calcott - Joined Lymington from Stalbridge CC in 2015. Scored an unbeaten half century against Bournemouth at the start of the following season but struggled thereafter to back up his undoubted ability with substantial runs.

10. Mike Caffyn - Agile wicket keeper and handy lower order batsman who played a key role in the club's run to the Echo Trophy final in 1997.

11. Simon Cook - In 2009 became arguably Lymington's most high profile overseas signing of modern times having played two Tests for Australia in 1997, taking 5-39 v New Zealand at the WACA. Took 40 SPCL wickets for Lymington plus 3-14 in the T20 final victory over Ventnor at the Ageas Bowl. Possessed a lovely classical bowling action, but sadly his professional career was badly affected by injury.

Scorer: Colin Cooper - Loyal club member who has been scoring for the club since the 1980s when his sons Christopher and Martin started playing for the colts. Now helps out on the ground too.

Mentions: Jason Carr, Charlie Craft, Paul Coles, Martin Cooper, Steve Coltman, Hugo Chandler, Indi Chakrabati, Ed Carter, Jonathan Cooke, Chris Cooper, Clare Collins, Berni C-S, Sonia Carswell, John Chidsey, Arthur Curtis, George Crouch

Summary: An awesome top five batting line up which would easily grace any side in club cricket, and a superb strike bowler in Cook, but somewhat otherwise lacking on the pace bowling front. Will be desperately hoping the injury prone Crabb and Clemow are fit enough for a few overs. Well equipped in the spin department with Cowley and Cox, and also have the luxury of two top class keepers in Caffyn and Coles.

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