1. Jon Hardy - Made Lymington First XI captain at just 21 years of age, led the club to its first Southern League title in 1983. Scored more than 600 runs at 55 in that title winning year and went on to enjoy a successful professional career with Hampshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire, scoring more than 6,000 runs including centuries for each of those counties. Stylish and powerful in equal measure, Hardy in full flow was a sight worth seeing.

2. Scott Henry - Australian opener, Lymington's overseas player for 2013. Arrived in England as part of the Elite International  Cricket Academy based at the Ageas Bowl. Steady, if unspectacular, left handed batsman who scored 621 runs at 35 including five half centuries and a season best 105 against Ventnor. Made 36 First Class appearances for New South Wales and Queensland, scoring more than 1,700 runs.

3. Aaron Heal - Another Aussie left hander, came to Lymington for the 2002 season, scoring 629 runs and taking 31 wickets. Scored two SPCL centuries with a highest score of 111 versus Trojans. A year after returning home Heal starred for the Western Warriors in their ING cup final victory over Tasmania.  Made 20 First Class appearances for WA, scoring 439 runs and taking 36 wickets. Most successful in the T20 format of the game, he was named in the initial 30 man Australia squad for the 2009 T20 World Cup and appeared for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash.

4. Jerry Holt - Classy right handed batsman with a superb cover drive. Made seven First XI appearances in the 1983 title year and was a key member of the club's highly successful Second XI during the 1990s, scoring a memorable 130 not out at Paultons in 1995. Had a spell as club president, currently the chairman.

5. Dom Hand - Right handed batsman and spinner. Has accumulated more than 2,100 runs and taken 66 wickets since joining Lymo from Bournemouth in 2014. Highest score of 105 against Alton in 2017. Underrated and underused spin bowler.

6. Guy Hayward (w/k) - Joined Lymo in 1982 and captained the First XI to the 1985 title and later skippered the Seconds (although his crowning glory may well be leading a rag tag bunch of Lymington misfits to the New Milton & District Midweek League and Cup double in 1998). Technically correct batsman with a highest league score of 98 against Waterlooville in 2000. Kept wicket during the 1983 title season, taking nine catches and two stumpings.

7. Marty Hunt - Left handed batsman who scored just shy of 1,500 league runs for Lymington with a best of 83 against St Cross in 2003.  Nippy seam bowler with best bowling figures of 6-55 against OTs & Romsey in 2005. Highly prone to injury. Will probably pull a muscle clicking on to this article.

8. Jeff Hose - 6'6" all rounder from Ventnor who played in both the 1983 and 1985 title sides. Hit the ball a very long way, top score of 92 not out in 1983. Quick bowler, especially on the Ventnor 'carpet'. A warrior, could be described as 'a thin Bob Iles'.

9. Brian Hobby - Highly accurate and canny seam bowler, not overly quick but on the uncovered wickets of the 1960s and 70s could be extremely effective. Recorded the remarkable figures of 9-12 in a match against Bournemouth Amateurs in 1968 and during the following season took 70 wickets. Elegant batsman with a highest score of 110. Captained the First XI and later became club president.

10. Christopher Heseltine OBE - Right arm fast bowler who played for the club during the 1890s. Made 72 First Class appearance for Hampshire between 1895 and 1904, and played in two Tests for England, taking 5-38 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1896. Described in a newspaper report of 1901 as "an erratic though formidable fast bowler" who was "a typical Englishman in physique, tall, with fair moustache, blue eyes and a spare, strong frame". Served as an officer in the British Army in both the Boer War and World War One.

11. Rob Howarth - Former Notts Second XI off spinner who joined the club in 1996. Useful bowler in the shorter form of the game, helped Lymington win the Presidents Cup in 1996, and his wickets were a key factor in Lymington reaching the final of the Echo Trophy in 1997.

Scorer: Lindsay Hoyle - Schoolteacher from up North. Can be seen every other Saturday at Woodside, gently frying in the sunshine during Third XI matches.

Nb. The H Team 2nd XI selection and honourable mentions will follow tomorrow.

Summary: Powerful top three but batting lacks depth. Heseltine and Hose the only genuine pace bowlers, so spinners Heal and Howarth will play a big role. Undoubtedly the 'most well-educated' XI so far.

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