1. Damien Edwards - Australian batsman who rocked up at Lymo in 2010 and went on to score just under 2,000 runs mainly for the Second XI. Recorded a highest score of 123 not out against New Milton in 2014, a season in which he scored 601 runs. A useful occasional seam bowler with best figures of 5-23 against Ellingham, also in 2014.

2. David England - Stylish left handed batsman who played a few matches during the 1999 season with modest results.

3. Ed Ellis (w/k) - Tremendous batsman and wicket keeper who scored in excess of 1,700 runs in his six seasons with Lymington. Amassed 650 runs in 2016 alone including a memorable 140 at Bashley. Represented Oxford MCCU and Hampshire Second XI.

4. Craig Ervine - Zimbabwean Test batsman who spent a very brief spell with the club in 2012, scoring 64 runs in three league innings. Went on to have an accomplished international career scoring 1,200 Test runs at an average of 35.52 and another 2,500 runs in ODIs.

5. Henry Edwards - Big hitting batsman who has a top score of 76 versus South Wilts in 2018. Has represented Oxford MCCU and was a member of the Scotland squad at the 2012 Under 19 World Cup.

6. Herbert 'Ticker' Firth - Lymington legend from the 1920 and 30s described as 'county class' in reports. A watchmaker by trade (hence the nickname), in 1926 alone he totalled more than 1,000 runs - including an unbeaten 128 against Trojans - and took over 100 wickets. Shared a seventh wicket stand of 293 (almost certainly a club record) with Ben Maturin in 1928, scoring 122 not out. Captained Lymington to victory in the very first Stone Cup in 1933, taking 5-20 in the final.

7. Nicky 'Pixie' Elliott - Former colt who progressed through the ranks and briefly played for the senior side before moving over to New Milton in 2012. Small in stature (hence the nickname) but possessed a lovely 'loopy' spin bowling action which gleaned many wickets in lower league and social cricket. Naturally talented batsman with a top score of 76 not out in a friendly against Calmore in 2010.

8. Martin Ford - 6'5" former Dorset opening bowler who joined from Poole for a very brief spell in 2013, taking just two wickets in five league and cup matches.

9. Will Follett - Pacy seam bowler who joined Lymington in 1999 whilst studying at Southampton University having played a couple of times for Nottinghamshire Second XI. Lymo appearances were limited but he recorded best figures of 4-48 versus Liphook in 2000. Later joined the army and saw service in Iraq.

10. Ed Freeman - Hugely experienced club stalwart who has taken almost 250 wickets, including a career best 5-61 against Burridge in 2014. Stoic tailend batsman who has accumulated an incredible 81 not outs from 149 innings.

11. Harry Fisher - Talented middle order batsman/wicketkeeper who blossomed last season for both Lymington and Dorset. Recently announced his decision to move to local rivals Bashley so we've put him at number 11. Tough old game, cricket.

Mentions: Simon Erkins, Paul Floyd, Ben Fagg, Mark Figgins, Dee Flanagan, Ray Flood, Amy Francis, Sid Fryer.

Summary: Could conceivably be described as the 'We didn't see the best of them XI' as quite a few of the team moved on before fulfilling their true potential with Lymington. Only one genuine all rounder in Firth (and he'll be at least 120 years old when the tournament starts!) so they'll be relying on the experience and cool heads of Ellis and Freeman if they are to do well.

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