Playing twice there in the space of 48 hours, he rattled up an astonishing tally of 425 runs in league and cup matches – without once getting out.
Basingstoke’s fourth team were the first to come under fire as Lyle led Kingsclere to a record massive 437-3 in a one-sided Hampshire League Division 4 North affair on the Castle Field.
Smacking boundaries to all parts of the ground, Lyle pillaged a career-best and unbeaten 263, striking 19 fours and 20 sixes - and having the inconvenience of running all bar 67 of his runs.
He shared a 194-run opening partnership with skipper Ross Andrews (78), but later took a relatively low profile role in the field, taking a solitary catch as Keith Harsham’s Basingstoke IVs, having been battered in the heat, were rushed out for 108 to give Kingsclere their fourth victory, by 329 runs.
Two days later Lyle was back at May’s Bounty – this time putting the Rotherwick ITW attack to the sword in an 18-over evening match for the Cyril Thompson Memorial Trophy.
Seeing the red cherry like the proverbial beach ball, Lyle smashed 11 sixes and 17 fours in an unbeaten 162 as Kingsclere ran up 224-3 in 18 overs before going on to win by 124 runs.
His century came off 34 deliveries, three of his six hits sailing out of the ground with the umpires signaling ‘lost ball’.
Anoraks corner: Kingsclere’s score in a new record for Division 4 cricket, surpassing Ventnor’s 366-4 in 1999, while Lyle’s 263 is a new individual high, beating Christian Pain’s 226 for Hyde two seasons ago.