THE G TEAM (Second XI)

1. Tony Game - Under 16 colt who secured a place in local cricket history in 1980 when he became the first batsman to score a century in the New Forest Colts League. Moved away to join the police force but did make a return appearance for the Fourth XI in 1990 when, as a last minute replacement, he scored 155 not out against Bramshaw, an innings that included ten sixes.

2. Richard Greatrix - Enjoyed a fantastic debut, scoring 114 for the Second XI against Calmore in May 2007. Sadly, suffered an injury the following day and was never seen again.

3. Steve Goater - Attacking middle order batsman who scored 419 runs in 1971 and then registered a half century in Lymington's very first Hampshire League match in May 1973.

4. Harold Gossip - Fine runscorer of the early 1930s, scored an unbeaten century against Poole in 1934, and was notable for being the first Lymington batsman to be dismissed under the revised LBW law in 1935.

5. Josh Goodchild - All rounder who played 26 matches between 2014 and 2017, mainly for the Second XI. Top score of 49 for the Thirds XI against Ryde in 2015 and best bowling figures of 4-33 versus St Cross for the Seconds, also in 2015.

6. Frank Goulding - Lymington's professional between 1878 and 1882. Produced a matchwinning performance in a two innings fixture against Bournemouth, taking 13 wickets - all clean bowled, and scoring 55. Scored 96 against RA Golden Hill in his final season, almost certainly the highest score by a Lymington batsman at that time.

7. Jimmy Green - Silver-haired bowler who joined the club in 1940 and was a popular figure at the Sports Ground in his blue stripey blazer. Produced some memorable bowling figures during the war years, including 8-7 versus Limehouse Police and 9-36 against a combined Boldre & Brockenhurst XI. His finest performance probably came against a strong Hampshire Club & Ground side in 1947 when he took 7-71. Emigrated to Canada in 1956.

8. Harrison Gorny - Young all rounder who played for the Second XI last season and showed promise in his performances at Fawley when he scored 48, and against Purbrook when he took 3-10.

9. Nick Gannaway - Resolute opening batsman who scored 179 runs for the Second XI in 1969 and was the team's player of the year. Good clubman, served on the very first bar committee in 1971.

10. Lew Gregory (w/k) - Legendary Lymingtonian who has been associated with the club since the mid-1950s. Topped the Second XI batting averages in 1961 with 257 runs and registered half centuries on a number of occasions over the years. Proficient wicketkeeper mainly for the Seconds but also the First XI when called upon. Fulfilled most roles within the club at some point. Talented musician with a lovely singing voice. Now in his late eighties but still going strong.

11. Andy Griffin - Aussie fast bowler who played for the Third XI in the late 1990s but was far too quick for most HCL batsmen (and his own wicketkeepers, for that matter).

Mentions: Jonathan Green, Barry Gough, Peter Green, JW Gibson, Adrian Goddard

Summary: Some very experienced cricketers in there.

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