UPLYME and Lyme Regis’s aggressive batting line-up was in fine form again where they posted 258 runs away to Feniton last Saturday in the Devon Cricket league Division D East.
The league leaders won the toss and elected to bat in perfect conditions. Opener Mark Batey gave Uplyme a good start with a knock of 44 but on this occasion his opening partner, brother Steve, was out for just a single run, bowled by Adam David.
Joe Elswoth (18) and Tyler Wellman (44) moved the score along before captain Sam Farrow came to the wicket and tore the home attack apart with a knock of 73 off 77 balls, including four sixes. Andrew Harrison, coming in at number seven, added 44 useful runs to set up an ambitious target for Feniton to chase.
Despite a lively knock of 73 off 69 balls by opener David Thayre, a collapse by the middle order batsmen added to their difficulties, although number five John Buckland, who carried his bat for 36, did his best to narrow the gap, but to no avail as Feniton were all out for 186, losing by 72 runs.
Andrew Harrison was the pick of the Uplyme bowlers, finishing with figures of 4 for 41 off seven overs.
Uplyme retain their top spot in Division D East with a 13-point lead over Alphington and Countess Wear in second place.
Uplyme’s East Devon Bash T-20 match against Honiton this evening (Thursday) has been cancelled because Honiton were unable to field a side, so maximum points go to Uplyme.
On Saturday Uplyme are away to second placed Alphington and Countess Wear.