Uplyme storm back to top of the C East table

AFTER the previous week’s disappointing defeat at Braunton, Uplyme and Lyme Regis returned to the top of C Division East with a convincing victory over their nearest rival, Sandford.

The visitors won the toss and elected to field but in retrospect that might not have been the best decision as Uplyme were in devastating form with the bat.

Star of the show was their overseas player, opener Anand Abishek, who slammed 132 runs to every corner of the King George V playing field, a demonstration of agressive batting at its very best. He was well supported by an undefeated 95 from Tyler Wellman and 67 from Joe Elsworth.

Sandford made a brave attempt chasing 366 runs with No 3 Harry Everett carrying his bat for 123, but they were 92 runs short when stumps were drawn after 45 overs, having lost just four wickets. Uplyme protected their advantage with eight bowers keeping it tight, the most successful being Jack Lamb-Wilson who returned figures of 2 for 28 off ten overs.

Uplyme now have a six point lead at the top of the table. Tomorrow (Saturday) they are at home to third placed Sidmouth 2nd X1.

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