1. John Du Plessis - South African doctor who lasted just eight days into the 1989 season before being deported due to work permit issues. Returned a year later and scored a century against Petersfield. Handy all rounder.

2. Calvin Dickinson (w/k) - South African born Hampshire wicketkeeper/batsman who spent a short spell with Lymington in 2017, scoring 300 runs in 10 appearances including a best of 65 not out against St Cross. In the second of his six T20 appearances for Hampshire he hit a blistering 24 ball 51 versus Kent and also scored 99 on his First Class debut for the County against South Africa A.

3. Bryn Darbyshire - Devastating left handed batsman in the Darren Cowley mould. Could change a game in a matter of overs. Scored more than 2,200 runs for Lymo including a career best 138 versus Ryde in 2016. A very safe pair of hands.

4. Keith Dabengwa - Zimbabwean left handed batsman and off spin bowler who has played in three Tests (hitting his very first ball in test cricket for six!) and 37 ODIs. His 340 runs and 19 wickets for Lymo were a modest return for someone with so much ability. Brilliant fielder.

5. Charlie Down - Highly successful off spinner and runscorer who represented the club on and off the field for 50 years but had his most successful period as a player in the period before the First World War. A glance at the history book shows some outstanding bowling performances such as 6-16 versus New Milton in 1907, 8-66 versus Burley a year later and 5-1 against Boldre in 1909. Died whilst listening to a Test Match on the wireless, apparently.

6. Neill Denby - Solid opening batsman who joined Lymo in 1993 after scoring bucket fulls of runs for Milford on Sea. Was part of Don Whitlock's successful 2nd XI before captaining the Third XI for several seasons until suffering a life-threatening aneurysm during a Cross Solent League match at Bashley in 2000. (Happily, he recovered and is now a traffic warden!)

7. Dominic Di Maria - Busy middle order batsman and agile fielder who remains a stalwart of the Third XI after 35 years with the club.

8. Asa Drodge - All rounder whose 99 for the Third XI at Parley last season underlined his undoubted ability. Very good fielder.

9. Adam Drodge - Former colt whose senior career was blighted by injury. Top score of 113 for the Third XI versus OTs & Romsey in 2011.

10. Adam Darbyshire - Animated seam bowler who rarely let the team down on his irregular appearances. Career best of 4-27 against Calmore in 2007. Not the worst number 10 in the world, scored a century in a colts match in 1990.

11. Luigi Di Maria - Reliable and accurate seam bowler who regularly topped the Second, Third and Fourth XI bowling averages at various times during his three decades as a playing member for Lymington.

Mention: Malcolm Douglas, Karen Dickie, Mike Dupree, William Dible

Umpire: Walt Drodge

Summary: A worryingly long tail although if Dickinson and Darbyshire (Bryn) get going it could be quite entertaining. Decidedly lacking in the pace bowling department, will be relying on some 'pearlers' and 'jaffers' from Darbyshire (Adam).

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