Long season ahead for Uplyme

WITH a third of their fixtures completed in the Devon Cricket League D Division East, it looks as though it’s going to be a long hard season for Uplyme and Lyme Regis 1st X1.

They slumped to their fifth defeat in six games on Saturday away to Exmouth CC 1st X1, losing by six wickets after being bowled out for 160 in 38.3 overs.

Top scorer for Uplyme was all-round sportsman Tyler Wellman, who scored 34 off 52 balls, including six fours. Charlie Moss (26) and club chairman Ian Thomas (22) contributed useful runs.

In reply, Exmouth knocked off the required runs for the loss of four wickets in 28 overs to gain a maximum 20 points. Best bowling figures from Uplyme came from Steven Batey who took 3-28 off seven overs.

Uplyme find themselves at the bottom of table with 48 points from six games, seven points behind their newest rivals Countess Wear.

Uplyme 2nd X1 were without a fixture.

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Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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