1. Derek Pepperell (w/k) - Talented left handed batsman and wicketkeeper. Arrived as a teenager in 1985 and impressed with scores for the Second XI of 66 versus Waterlooville and 74 not out against Deanery, and was a member of the First XI team that wrapped up the Southern League title on the final day of the season. Left for Bournemouth mid-way through the summer of 1989, finishing the season with 855 runs. Returned to captain the First XI and the inaugural Cross Solent League side which won the title in 1993. Played for Hampshire Under 19s and the Second XI, and in one County Championship match at Southampton came on as a sub fielder for fellow Lymington player Stephen Andrew.

2Dan Peacock - Former First XI captain who represented Zimbabwe A. Played for the club between 2001 and 2004. Superb batsman, off spinner and fearless fielder,. Scored two league centuries including a blistering 176 against Old Basing in 2001. Took exactly 100 wickets for the club with a best of 5-35 versus Rowledge in 2002. Captained the team to victory in the 2001 SEC Cup final at the Ageas Bowl

3. Bevan Pope - Quiet and unassuming South African beef farmer who played for the Second XI in 1995. Powerful all rounder, struck a memorable 166 at Old Basing but arguably under achieved in the league. Played an important role, however, in the club's third consecutive Cross Solent League title.

4. Clive Plant - Hard hitting middle order batsman and a member of the 1983 and 1985 title winning sides. Such was the strength of Lymington's top order in '83 that he hardly got an opportunity to bat. Highest score of 88 versus New Milton in 1984 and a year later was joint winner (with Peter Tapper) of the Southern League six hit award. Widely regarded as having the loudest laugh in the history of the club.

5. Christian Pain - Seam bowler and middle-order batsman who joined the club from Hyde in 2001. Claimed 134 SPCL wickets with a best of 4-25 against Andover in 2005. Scored just under 1,800 runs in 13 years with the club including a best of 59 not out against Ventnor in 2006. Captained Lymo to victory in the T20 final at the Ageas Bowl in 2009.

6. Tom Peacock - Brother of First XI skipper Dan, played 13 times in 2003 and 2004, scoring 134 runs including a best of 37 not out against Gosport. Proficient wicketkeeper who took six catches and claimed two stumpings. Bowled just 11 balls for the club, taking 2-25, also against Gosport.

7. General RM Poore - Although Robert Poore only played for Lymington in the twilight of his career (still managing to score, at the age of 57, 124 against Dorset Rangers in 1923) he could probably be considered as Lymington's most distinguished cricketer. He played three Test matches for South Africa with modest results, but enjoyed a couple of remarkable seasons with Hampshire. In 1899 he scored over 1,500 runs including 304 against Somerset at Taunton. His season's average of 115 was only bettered in 1930 by the great Don Bradman. His exploits in 1899 earned him the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award. Legend has it that General Poore would ask members of his staff to bowl at him before he went out to bat.

Hakim Peruzzi - Well travelled seam bowler who took five wickets in 13 matches for the club in 2016 and 2017 including a best of 2-28 for the Second XI against Gosport.

9. Josh Proctor - Lively pace bowler from the Isle of Wight. Has taken 40 wickets for the First XI over the past two years with a best of 4-31 against Havant. Highest score of 43 versus the Academy.

10. Phil Pineo - Talented fast-medium bowler who played for just one season in 2000 while at Southampton University. Took 25 wickets in a difficult campaign, recording best figures of 5-41 against OTs & Romsey. Not the worst batsman either, scored 57 versus Hambledon and registered seven not outs and finished top of the averages by some way with 203 runs at 67.67.

11. Dick Page - Reliable seam bowler who played a vital role in both the 1983 and 1985 Southern League title seasons. Took 27 wickets in '83 at an incredible average of 10.3 including a best of 7-29 against South Wilts. Took 27 wickets again two years later.

Mentions: Rob O'Brien, Nick Nineham, Simon Nuding, Chris Nutt, Glynne Osey

Summary: Balanced side with plenty of bowling options, although batting possibly lacks depth. Pressure will be on Pepperell and Peacock to get the side off to a good start.

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