UPLYME & Lyme Regis 1st X1 failed to capitalise on their brilliant performance the previous week , the highlight of which was a century from wicket-keeper and skipper Bruce Maltby, when they travelled to Creedy Park to meet fellow Devon League strugglers Sandford 2nd X1.
Uplyme won the toss and elected to bat and got off to an excellent start with Mark Batey hiting a responsible 75. But they lost three quick wickets, including Maltby, who failed to trouble the scorers on this occasion, before Charlie Moss (62) and Jedd Whittington (42) returned some respectability to the score. At the end of their allotted 45 overs Uplyme had scored 230 with one wicket standing.
The seven-man Uplyme attack toiled long and hard against a stubborn home team with No 3 Shaun Hawkins carrying his bat for 130, steering his side to victory with the loss of just three wickets.
Uplyme’s best bowling figures came fromCharlie Moss, who took 2 for 36 off seven overs.
Whilst the 1st X1 languish at the foot of D Division East, Uplyme & Lyme Regis 2nds have shot up the H Division East table with two fine wins on the trot.
At home to Topsham St James Uplyme hit 164-3 off 30 overs with Eddie Clarke (60) and Jerry Simms (57) starring with the bat and then dismissed the home team for 133 to gain 19 points. Best bowler for Uplyme was Malick Kudmany, who took 3-13 off six overs.
At home to Exwick the visitors won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 229 all out off 39.2 overs. Uplyme then knocked off the runs for the loss of just two wickets with opener Steve Batey scoring a glorious 115 before retiring hurt. He received good support from Jerry Simms (52), his second half century in consecutive matches. Again, Malick Kudmany was Uplyme’s best bowler, returning figures of 4-33 off eight overs.