1. Syed Agha - ‘Inzi’ played for Lymo for just one season in 2018 but his 454 runs effectively kept the 2nd XI in SPCL Div 3. Handy back-up seam bowler too.

2. James Allen - Stylish left handed batsman who scored a century for the First XI against Alton in 2000.

3. H. A. Adams - Prolific batsman for Lymington in the 1890s and was reportedly the first batsman to score a century at the Sports Ground. Legend has it he once scored an all-run 8.

4. Felix Ambrose - The powerful former Hampshire Colt scored more than 1,500 runs before moving away to university. This included a brutal 127 for the 2nd XI at Sarisbury. More than useful seam bowler.

5. Lieutenant Cecil Abercrombie - Represented Lymington in the early 1900s and in 1913 scored 126 on his First Class debut for Hampshire against Oxford University. Later scored 165 against Essex. Also played rugby for Scotland. Tragically died in 1916 at the Battle of Jutland.

6. Ben Attrill - The young off-spinner took 17 wickets in his first full season for Lymo First XI last summer. A promising batsman, he has a top score 68 for the Second XI versus Gosport Borough in 2018.

7. Dimitri Adams - The West Indian off-spinner took 25 wickets in two seasons with Lymington before moving on to Totton & Eling last year. A top order batsman for the 2nd XI with a highest score of 46 against Ryde.

8. Paul Allen - Nippy left arm fast bowler. Unplayable on his day. Played a key role in Lymington’s 2001 SEC Cup win at the Rose Bowl. Could also give the ball a good whack.

9. Stephen Andrew - A member of Lymington’s 1983 Southern League winning side. Classical swing bowler’s action, went on to play for Hampshire and Essex, taking 317 wickets including a career best 7-47 against Glamorgan.

10. Chris Allen - One of the most prolific spin bowlers in Southern League history, taking 353 wickets. A member of Lymo’s last Southern League winning side in 1985. Represented Dorset, taking 252 wickets. Known for his mammoth bowling stints including a 36 over spell in one Minor Counties Championship match. Decent tail end batsman and brilliant slip fielder.

11. Ben Ashkenazi - Young Aussie quick bowler who arrived in England in 2015 as part of the Elite International Cricket Academy and took 34 SEPL wickets.

Mentions: Finn Ambrose, Hugo Ambrose, Louis Ambrose, Tommy Atkins, Owen Ayles, Richard Allen.

Summary: Excellent new ball bowling attack, especially in swinging conditions. Batting a little light, but the biggest problem may be behind the stumps. Try as we might, we couldn’t find any Lymington wicketkeeper whose surname began with an ‘A’!


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