Uplyme enjoy derby success over Seaton in Francis Clark League Division meeting

10:38 12 June 2014

Cricket ball.

Cricket ball.

Archant

Uplyme were six-run winners after a thrilling derby meeting with Seaton.

After heavy overnight rain Uplyme were asked to bat on a drying wicket and opening bowlers Ben Libby and Ben Morgan set about by making the most of the conditions. They tore through the Uplyme top order and reduced them to 27 for 5 within the first ten overs! Skipper Morgan finished with three wickets for a miserly eight runs from his allotted overs.

It was left to Mark Batey and Alfie Bellworthy to try to rebuild the innings and they were making good progress until with the score on 45 they both fell, Batey bowled by Mitchell and Bellworthy well caught by Bray off the bowling of Tucker. Uplyme continued to struggle and only a rearguard partnership between Paddy Barraclough (35no) and Rhys Davies (7) that yielded 43 runs enabled the home side to reach 128 including 44 extras and gather two batting points.

At 30 without loss Seaton were making steady progress until captain Steve Batey struck and removed both openers Ed and Alex Hunt in short succession. Whilst former Uplyme batsman Mark Bray was at the crease Seaton looked as though they would reach their target, but when he was dismissed, caught by Harvey Brimicombe off the bowling of Rhys Davies for a well made 43 the Seaton innings disintegrated.

Davies took three more wickets and Batey returned to clean up the lower order to also finish with a four wicket haul as the Seaton innings closed on 122 just 6 short of their total. In an excellent low scoring game skipper Morgan was left regretting the extras his side conceded in the field!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

19:09

Feniton Under-16s built on their opening day win with a powerful showing against Honiton that saw them win 10-2.

Read more
19:04

Somerset Rebels meeting with Glasgow Tigers abandoned due to curfew Speedway can be a cruel mistress, delivering enormous highs one minute, only to bring you crashing down to earth the next, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:10

Ottery St Mary sit top of the fledgling Macron League Division Four table after their 2-1 Washbrook Meadow win over University.

Read more
Thu, 12:27

Following their success in the cup the previous week Ottery St Mary Under-11s continued their winning ways with a 6-1 win at Lympstone in an Exeter and District League meeting.

Read more
Thu, 11:18

Sidmouth Gig Club’s fourth regatta took place in warm sunshine, and with a calm sea.

Read more
Thu, 11:13

Sidmouth bowlers welcomed their great friends and rivals - Seaton - to Sidmouth Bowling Club for a friendly mixed game of bowls on four rinks, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
Thu, 09:30

Both Beer Albion sides were without games last weekend due to a local wedding, writes Richard Honnnor.

Read more
Thu, 09:28

The Cotleigh Climb is an invitation only, social run, organised by Howard Bidmead the chairman of Honiton Running Club, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
Thu, 09:28

Last Wednesday was the last of the Yeovilton Summer 5k Series meetings, writes Chris Keeffe.

Read more
Thu, 09:27

The Axminster Bowl Club 2016 outdoor season has drawn to a close and has certainly been enjoyed by all with results improved on last year - particularly away on grass, writes David Harris.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications