Uplyme rediscover form to narrow gap at the top

UPLYME and Lyme Regis rediscovered their batting form with an 86-run victory and maximum points away to Clyst Hydon on Saturday.

The victory keeps them in third place in the Devon Cricket League Division D East, but they are narrowing the gap with the front runners Alphington and Countess Weir (top with 174 points) and North Devon (second with 155 points). Uplyme are now just five points behind North Devon and they still have eight games to play.

Uplyme won the toss and elected to bat with the opening four batsmen all contributing runs. Top scorer was Tyler Wellman, who carried his bat for 77, and good support came from Mark Batey (4346), Harvey Brimicombe (33) and Andrew Harrison (27) in Uplyme’s total of 215 for 4.

With the exception of opener Ian Sutton (77), the home team struggled for runs and were all out for 129. Jack Lamb-Wilson (4-29) and Andrew Harrison (3-21) were the pick of the Uplyme bowlers.

Next Saturday, Uplyme are home to Chardstock and will be looking for another good points haul (1pm start).

Woodmead Halls

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