1. Max Smith - Teenage wicketkeeper/batsman who played in both the 1983 and 1985 Southern League winning teams. Scored an unbeaten 48 on debut in '83 and amassed 329 runs two years later. Went off to London to work as a croupier in a casino but returned to play for Romsey for whom he has scored close on 6,000 runs. Agile wicketkeeper and useful off-spin bowler in later years.

2. Ryan Scott - Top order batsman who joined Lymo from Bournemouth in 2014 and has since scored close on 2,300 runs. Top score of 136 not out against Sarisbury in 2015. Effective but underused trundler who has a best of 3-17 against Havant last season.

3. Damian Shirazi
 - Prolific left handed batsman and right arm bowler who is without doubt the club's most high profile junior in its long history. At the age of just 12 helped Lymington Under 15s to win the Europa Cup in 1996, scoring an unbeaten 52 in the final. Later captained England at various age groups before joining the Lord's groundstaff and becoming the highest ever runscorer in a single season for the MCC Young Cricketers. Made his senior debut in a Sunday friendly at the age of ten and went on to progress through the senior league sides to play for the First XI in 1998, scoring 78 against Bournemouth and 64 against South Wilts. Moved on to BAT in 2000 but returned for a spell in 2011 and 2012 with a highest score of 97 against South Wilts.

4. Gareth Schreuder (w/k) - Current First XI overseas player who hails from South Africa. Scored a century on his club debut in a friendly against the Academy and went on to notch up 467 league and cup runs including 102 not out against Basingstoke & North Hants. Talented wicketkeeper who shared duties with Harry Fisher in 2019, claiming four stumpings to add to his 18 catches. Played several matches for Hampshire and Surrey Second XIs. Promising scrumhalf and kicker for KZN Sharks back in South Africa.

5. Peter Smith - Big and bold all rounder from Sydney who almost single-handedly kept Lymo in SPCL Division Two in 2005. The first ball he faced in England ended up on the roof of a house in St Thomas' Park. And that was just a warm up. He smashed an incredible 132 not out at Sparsholt, a 50 ball century at Calmore and a stunning 109 at Havant. Bizarrely, in league cricket he totalled just 32 runs at the Sports Ground, a total he surpassed in just one over in the friendly against Shooters Hill when he became the first batsman to hit six sixes in one over at the Sports Ground. However, the biggest shot of all came in a Presidents Cup match at Bashley where he despatched a waist-high full bunger from Matt King across the road and onto the middle of the neighbouring football pitch. Despite a crocked ankle for most of the season, still managed to take 25 league wickets.

6. Tim Smith - Likeable Aussie who rocked up from Balmain Tigers in 1996 claiming to be an off spinning opening batsman who kept wicket. He was 33.33 per cent correct, enjoying an incredible season with the bat, scoring 111 in only his second match and topping the Hampshire League Division One averages with 639 runs. Was a member of the Presidents Cup winning side. Similarly successful on his return the following year, particularly in midweek friendly cricket, scoring 118 not out in one match. Tremendous character, flew over from Australia to take part in the club's bicentenary match in 2007.

7. Paul Smith - Fast bowler from Durban who came to England in 1986 and ended the season with 30 wickets at an impressive 12.66 apiece. Handy with the bat too, went on to have a successful career with Transvaal, taking 82 wickets in 33 First Class appearances. Popular team man who, according to teammate and fellow South African Richard McGlashan, "could always be seen frequenting the nightspots and counted upon to bring some quality fillies down to the club".

8. Joel Sutherland - Aussie swing bowler and useful middle order batsman who played for the Second XI between 2012 and 2018 scoring well over 1,200 runs and taking 60 wickets including a best of 4-31 versus Shrewton in 2013. Made his top score of 105 not out against Ellingham in only his second appearance for the club. Later scored a superb 97 against Trojans in 2015. Excellent fielder, claimed 14 catches in the 2014 season alone.

9. Arthur Smith - Local lad whose Lymington career spanned four decades from the 1920s to the mid-1950s. Accurate medium paced bowler in the Alec Bedser mould who is estimated to have taken 1,000 wickets for the club, including the five established First Class batsmen he bagged when Worcestershire visited Lymington for a friendly in 1948. Should arguably have played at a higher level.

10. Wayne Smith - Off spinner and former colt who progressed from the Second XI to the Firsts in 2001 with best figures of 5-21 at Old Basing. Played a key role in the club's run to the SEC Trophy final at the Ageas Bowl, with figures of 3-21 against OTs & Romsey, 3-9 at Paultons and 2-13 in the quarter-final at BAT where his frugal overs helped secure a thrilling victory. Still bagging victims on a weekly basis for Fawley and is approaching 300 league and cup wickets. A man of many nicknames, 'Golden Arm' and 'The Netley View Run Machine' being just two.

11. Ken Savill - Left arm inswing bowler who holds a highly unusual and perhaps unique record in local sporting history. In 1953 he recorded the best ever bowling figures by a Lymington bowler, taking 10 wickets for just 4 runs for Lymington Seconds against Pylewell Park. On two previous occasions he'd almost taken the full set but ended up with nine wickets. These incredible cricketing exploits came a few years after he'd scored ten goals in a football match for Lymington Rovers against an Army XI at the Sports Ground. It is highly unlikely that anyone before or since has scored ten goals AND taken ten wickets for their hometown sports clubs.

Scorer: Jill Smithers - Scored for most of the club's elevens at various points between 1996 and 2002, highlight possibly being the SEC T20 Cup win at the Ageas Bowl in 2001. Worked in the ticket office at both Northlands Road and Ageas Bowl.

Summary: Very useful side with a good mix of batting styles and bowling options. Will definitely be one of the favourites for the trophy. Worth the entrance money to see Pete Smith smashing the ball to all parts.

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