Uplyme suffer big blow to promotion hopes.

16:30 20 July 2014

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Uplyme and Lyme Regis suffered what could turn out to be a terminal blow to their D Division promotion hopes when they were beaten at home by third bottom Whitchurch Wayfarers.

After a short burst of rain prior to the start of the match Uplyme skipper Steve Batey opted, on winning the toss, to bowl first on a wicket he thought might give some assistance to his seam bowlers.

Unfortunately, once the game had started the sun quickly dried a flat wicket and with a quick outfield and the boundary ropes set in, the visitors made hay with the bat!

The vast majority of their runs were scored by brothers, Billy Barriball 93 and Charlie Barriball 90 with extras contributing 54 to a final total of 334. Rhys Davies was the most successful of the Uplyme bowlers taking 6 for 58 in nine overs

After a long hot afternoon in the field the Uplyme reply did not get off to the best of starts with both Rob Thom and Nick Dinnison falling to the bowling of Mark Kerswell with the score a mere 25.

Wickets continued to tumble as scoreboard pressure began to tell. Uplyme reached 88 for the loss of five wickets before a brief period of resistance from Steve Batey (32) before he was caught off the bowling of Josh Towl.

It was left to Alfie Bellworthy (35) and Jedd Whittington to put together a stand of 73 and gain some respectability in the reply. Whittington fell for a well-crafted 58 with the score on 203, but there was little to follow and the innings closed on 215 to condemn the hosts to a disappointing defeat.

The team will look to bounce back on Monday when they entertain Feniton in the area final of the Corinthian Cup.

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