Uplyme too strong for Crewkerne in 20-over friendly

UPLYME and Lyme Regis continued their impressive form with a six-wicket victory over Crewkerne in a 20-over friendly at the King George V playing field last evening (Wednesday).

With a number of new signings, Uplyme are looking a strong unit as they prepare for the new mini-league being organised by the Devon Cricket League, starting next Saturday (July 25) in this coronavirus-affected season.

The spirit is high among the players and with one of their most talented line-ups for some time it’s a shame they will not be competing this season in the proper league format.

Uplyme opened the batting and got off to a flying start with openers, Alfie Jacques, back playing for former team, and skipper Steve Batey putting on around 100 runs before retiring to allow more players to have a bat.

Both of them peppered the KG5 with boundaries, including a number of sixes, one which scattered keep fit enthusiasts working out on the edge of the field.

Uplyme ran up an impressive 200 runs in their 20 overs with Joe Elsworth (48), another new signing, and the classy Tyler Wellam (41) looking equally as comfortable.

In reply, Cewkerne, fielding a number of youngsters, were no match for the Uplyme attack and were skittles out for just 19 runs. Uplyme’s bowling honours were shared by Sam Wooster (3-4) Sam Farrow (3-6) and Harvey Brimicombe (2-3).

Uplyme will face a sterner test on Saturday when they welcome Devon League Division A side Seaton at the King George V playing field, starting at 2 pm.

With their exciting cricket, Uplyme are building a big following of supporters and a good crowd is expected with the bar open all afternoon and a barbecue from 4pm.

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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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