The S TEAM (Second and Third XIs)


1. Bill Scott - Isle of Wight born opening batsman who played for Hampshire on five occasions 1927. Moved to the mainland to work for a Lymington bank and scored 394 runs for Lymo in 1936, 620 the following season and 507 at 56.3 in 1938.

2. Hugo Smith - Opening batsman who forced his way into the Second XI last season after doing well for the Thirds and Fourths. Highest senior score of 69 versus Sway in 2017.

3. Matt Smith - Ex-Canford schoolboy who first played for the club in 1984. Talented batsman but never set the world alight at Lymo. Returned for a short spell in 1993 before departing to New Milton.

4. Bill Seaby - Batsman who made four appearances in the 1983 Southern League winning side and scored 169 runs when the First XI won the title again two years later. Scored 114 not out for the Second XI  against Poole in 1984. Went on to play for New Milton.

5. Jim Stevenson - Popular and elegant batsman who came up through the junior ranks. Scored a century for the Third XI against Bitterne in 2003 and has a Second XI highest score of 52 against Ryde in 2011. Went on to skipper the Seconds in 2012. Handy seam bowler in his younger days.

6. Tom Sykes - Promising all rounder who has performed well in his limited appearances for Lymington Fourth XI. Has recorded two centuries, against Sway in 2016 and Parley in 2017. Lively bowler with best figures of 3-18 against Bournemouth in 2016.

7. Scott Sivier (w/k) - Played for the First XI in 2004, scoring 81 runs in seven innings including a highest score of 23 against Gosport, and taking eight catches.

8. Stu Simkins - Gangly Aussie all rounder who joined the club in 1993. Important member of the Second XI, Cross Solent and Midweek League sides, scoring 33 runs and taking 5-30 in the final of the latter competition in 1993. Top HCL score of 100 against Winchester for the Second XI in 1999.

9. Eddie Saunders - Consistent seam bowler and batsman whose Lymington career spanned almost the whole of the 1950s and '60s. Took 5-16 including a hat-trick against Old Edwardians in 1950, 8-64 versus Deanery in 1954 and 6-38 against Poole Old Grammarians in 1968. Useful batsman, scored 77 versus Southampton Touring Club in 1954.

10. John Stanley - Slow left arm bowler who played during the mid-1970s. Took 5-6 against Hyde in 1976 and was a regular with Jack Barrett & co on the famous Isle of Wight tours for several years.

11. Lloyd Scott - Seam bowler who represented Hampshire Colts and opened the bowling for Lymington First XI between 2004 and 2008, taking 47 SPCL wickets. Best bowling figures of 4-46 versus Ventnor.

Summary: Experienced side although they'll be relying on the runscoring ability of Bill Scott. As the only spinner John Stanley may have an awful lot of bowling to do!


1. Toby Sykes - Stylish and resolute batsman with a highest score of 97 for the Fourth XI against Lyndhurst & Ashurst in 2016. 13 of his 40 Fourth XI innings have been not outs.

2. Andy Searson - Right handed batsman and occasional swing bowler who played the odd game in the early 2000s before going off to University.

3. Simon Shepherd - Played for Lymo during the mid-1980s. Batsman who bowled gentle seamers. Went on to work as a physio for Middlesex and the MCC and now gives motivational speeches.

4. Grace Sansom - Promising all rounder who played for the Third XI a number of times last season with a top score of 18 against Bransgore. Quickish bowler with best figures of 2-26 versus Milford on Sea.

5. Dave Scott - Busy all rounder who played in most, if not all, of Lymington's league sides at some point during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Scored 77 against Pylewell Park in 1999 and later in the year made his Southern League debut.

6. Allan Spencer - Keen golfer and grounds expert who arrived in Lymo as if by magic in 1996 and was soon knocking the Sports Ground pitch into shape. Work commitments prevented much league cricket but he was a keen member of the Sunday and midweek sides with a top score of 75 not out against Old Albanians in 1998. Useful dibbly-dobbly bowler. Disappeared in 2002 as quickly as he'd arrived.

7. Richard Sansom - Former manager of the successful junior girls team. Enthusiastic cricketer, happy to play wherever selected. One of the stars of the club's 'World Cup' tournament last year when he led his Afghanistan team to an unexpected victory.

8. Ben Sanger - Effort bowler who began as a gentle spinner but turned himself into an angry seam bowler. Came through the colts and mostly played Third and Fourth XI cricket. Enjoyed his most successful season in 1999 when he took over 40 wickets including five wicket hauls against Calmore and Downton. Nicknamed 'Shoaib' after the Pakistan quickie of the time.

9. Paul Sturmey - Played in the same successful colts team of the mid-1990s as the Jenkins, Will Naylor, etc. Athletic seam bowler and middle order batsman who mainly represented the Thirds, Fourths and Friendly sides, scoring 55 in a Sunday Friendly against Calmore in 1998. Made one First XI appearance in 1999. Went on to become a paramedic.

10. Miles Seddon - Former Lancashire Schools bowler and now a professional yachtsman. Has made a few appearances for the Third XI.

11. Syed Shirazi - Highly regarded colts coach of the 1990s and enthusiastic Fourth XI bowler. Proud father of Damian, Sam and Dan.

Mentions: Robin Smith (played a couple of games on an Isle of Wight tour), Sam Shirazi, Dan Shirazi, Richard Seaby, Greta and Nel Sansom

Summary: With limited batting and bowling options and no recognisable wicketkeeper, they probably won't advance very far in our tournament, but with a paramedic and professional physiotherapist in the side they will at least be well prepared if someone pulls a muscle.

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