Swashbuckling Harvey saves the day for Uplyme

HAVING posted the lowest league score in the club’s history when they were skittled out for just 28 runs the previous week, Uplyme & Lyme Regis Cricket looked like they were in for another drubbing at Topsham St James on Saturday when they had just 37 runs on the board with seven batsmen back in the pavilion.

But a swashbuckling 67 not out from Harvey Brimicombe restored their fortunes and took Uplyme to a final respectable score of 163-9 off their allotted 45 overs. Harvey’s knock included five fours.

Uplyme’s opening order failed with the bat with just three other players reaching double figures – Gabriel Maltby (21), Mark Brimicombe (11) and Charlie Moss (12).

But Uplyme’s attack were in superb form, bowling out the home team for 100 runs in 41.3 overs to earn the villagers 19 useful points which keeps them in the top four of the Devon Cricket League division E East.

The bowling honours were shared by Steve Batey (3 for 5 off seven overs) and Harvey Brimicombe (3 for 29 off 8 overs).

This coming Saturday Uplyme are at home to Woodbury & Newton St Cyres, who are well down the table (start 1.30 pm).

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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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