1. Liam McCurdy - Left handed batsman who performed well last season for the Seconds last season in difficult circumstances. Top score of 67 for the Fourth XI against Hythe & Dibden in 2017.

2. Nic McMurray - Australian overseas player for 2010. Batsman and off spinner, scored 421 SPCL runs including a best of 65 against Bashley and took 18 wickets at 34.44.

3. Nick Makin - Thick-set left handed all rounder from Canford School. Scored 145 runs in nine innings for the First XI between 1997 and 1999 with a best of 33 versus Hambledon in 1997 and best bowling figures of 3-49 in the same match. Went on to play professional rugby union as a hooker for Newcastle Falcons between 2001 and 2004.

4. Conor Moors - Former colt, innovative batsman and wicketkeeper. Has scored 976 runs for the First and Second XIs including a best of 56 at South Wilts last season. Superb fielder and keeper, has claimed 32 catches, four stumpings and three run outs.

5. Luke Marshall - Aussie all rounder who helped the Second XI gain promotion to the SPCL in 2014. Took 28 wickets over the course of the season with a best of 4-26 in a Presidents Cup win over Bashley. Scored 417 league and cup runs including 88 against Hook & Newnham. Successful both on and off the field.

6. Dale Middleton - Young spinner and left handed batsman who produced some important performances for Lymington, particularly in the Cross Solent League. His half century and two wickets at Ventnor helped clinch the league in 1995. Moved on to Bashley where he'd established himself as a genuine Southern League bowler when he tragically took his own life in May 2003.

7. Dr Henry Maturin - Distinguished all-rounder, appeared for Hampshire on twelve occasions between 1864 and 1882. Took 8 wickets and scored an unbeaten half century when Lymington defeated Lyndhurst by an innings in 1865. The Maturin family have a road named after them in Lymington (Maturin Close).

8. Kieran Moors - Another former colt. Fiery opening bowler, hard hitting batsman and agile wicketkeeper. Has a top score of 84 against Purbrook in 2018 and best bowling figures of 5-34 against Gosport in 2015.

9. Ed Molloy (w/k) - Came through the colts system and went on to keep for the First and Second XIs. Only made 34 SPCL and T20 Cup appearances for Lymo between 2004 and 2016 but always performed well, taking 35 catches and five stumpings.

10. Paul McCann - Pace bowler who never gave anything less than 100% for the First and Second XIs between 2012 and 2014. Best SPCL figures of 3-24 against Havant in 2014 and 3-18 against New Milton for the Seconds in the same year.

10. Tom Myatt - Seam bowler and former colt who has played sporadically over the years. Best figures of 4-34 against Sparsholt in 2004.

Summary: Batting a little lightweight, but could give one or two of the 'First' XIs a run for their money. Excellent fielding side.


1. Lee Moors - All rounder and fine proponent of the reverse slog sweep. Highest score of 97 against Milford in 2018. Useful wicket-taking dibbly-dobbly bowler.

2. Matt Molloy - Former colt, pinch hitter and brilliant fielder who played for the First XI between 2001 and 2005 scoring 468 runs including a best of 49 against Easton & Martyr Worthy in 2003.

3. Ben Maturin - Fine batsman of the late 1920s and early 30s. Scored a century against Redditch in 1935, a year in which he totalled 435 runs. Became an RAF pilot with Coastal Command during World War Two.

4. Simon Mayes - Elegant and technically correct batsman who represented the Seconds and Thirds, in two brief spells in 2005 and 2013. Scored 48 for the Third XI against Parley in 2013, but his style was not generally suited to the low, slow pitches down at Woodside.

5. Gus Mitchell - Stocky batsman who scored just 24 runs in four innings for the Second XI in 2017 but will be remembered for hitting the winning runs in a crucial last ball victory over Portsmouth & Southsea despite suffering from a suspected cracked rib.

6. JP McCurdy - Middle order batsman. Like his bother Liam, had a testing 2019 season with the Second XI but showed glimpses of his potential with an unbeaten 37 at Purbrook. Previously scored 64 not out for the Thirds against Bashley in 2018.

7. Fred McKie (w/k) - Young journalist who arrived from Australia in 1998 and within a year was skippering the Fourth XI, leading from the front with half centuries against Pylewell Park and Brockenhurst. But the highlight of his time with Lymo (and probably his entire cricket career) was keeping to New Zealand World Cup bowlers Matthew Hart and Carl Bulfin during a Cross Solent League match against New Milton in 1999. Also, probably the only Lymo cricketer in the 213 year history of the club to marry a fellow Lymington player*.

8. John Murray-Walker - Reliable pace bowler who played for the club during the mid-1990s.

9. Barry Marriott - Enthusiastic cricketer for the Fourth XI in the early 1980s, later became an umpire and club chairman.

10. Bert Matthews - probably the only bowler in Lymington's long history to take 10 wickets in an innings TWICE. Recorded the feat in 1929 for the Second XI against Hordle and again two years later against RAF Calshot.

11. John Mayman - Legendary landlord of the White Hart, the watering hole for Lymington cricketers of all shapes and sizes over the years. Used the 'ice ball' to very good effect for the Elite CC, bamboozling many batsmen.

*Paula, who played for the Ladies Section!

Summary: Unlikely to win much but with Fred McKie in the team at least they'll have a match report in the Lymington Times. 

Mentions: Dick Marshall, Andy Marshall, James Myatt, Craig McCafferty, Jack Morris, Matthew Miller, Tim Margetson, Alan Maher, Justin Morton, Paul MacCauley, Donna MacAdam, David Maughan, Paula McKie, Dick Marshall

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