UPLYME and Lyme Regis returned to winning ways yesterday (Saturday) after three defeats in a row which saw them surrender their top spot in the Devon Cricket League Division D East.
At home to Sidmouth 3rd X1, Uplyme won the toss and elected to bat, but they found runs hard to come by, losing wickets steadily without any of the batsmen amassing any significant totals in their innings of 149-8 off the 40 overs. Top scorers were Jerry Sims, who carried his bat for 27, and Charlie Moss (19).
Any hopes that Sidmouth had that 150 was an achievable reply were dashed by Tyler Wellman who in a blistering seven overs dismissed six of the visiting batsmen at a loss of only 24 runs.
The 18 points gained from this victory keeps Uplyme in third place in the table, but they have narrowed the gap with their closest opponents, North Devon, to five points but are still 21 points shy of the leaders, Alphington and Countess Wear.
Tomorrow (Tuesday). Uplyme are at home to Upottery in the next round of the T-20 Corinthian Cup (start 6.15pm). Next Saturday Uplyme are away to fifth placed Clyst Hydon in the Devon League.