Uplyme narrow promotion gap to just three points

THE gods were definitely looking down on Uplyme & Lyme Regis favourably on Saturday. Whilst they were chalking up yet another 20-point victory away to Upottery 2nds X1, the weather conspired to wash out the fixtures of their nearest rivals in the Devon League  Division E East.

Leaders North Devon v Sidmouth 3rds was rained off, as were Uplyme’s nearest rivals Topsham St James,  and so only received six points, leaving the East Devon villagers in the third promotion place, just three points adrift but 34 points ahead of Topsham.

Upottery, with just nine men,  won the toss and elected to bat first and were bowled out for 118 off 31 overs. Yet again pick of the Uplyme bowlers was Tyler Wellman finishing with 3 for 23 off his nine overs, well supported by Charlie Moss (2 for 17 off nine).

Uplyme strolled to their maximum points victory, hitting 122 for the loss of just one wicket  – opener Charlie Moss (11). Steve Batey topped scored with an undefeated 68 with brother Mark carried his bat for 28.

On Saturday, Uplyme make the long journey to fifth placed Bideford


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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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