Batey ton followed by six wickets for Maltby duo as Uplyme and Lyme Regis see off Bradninch
PUBLISHED: 11:56 12 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:16 14 May 2019
Uplyme & Lyme Regis batsman Mark Batey hit a century and his brother Steve a half century to guide their team to a 94 run home win over Bradninch on matchday two of the new Tolchards Devon League E Division East campaign.
After being put in on a damp wicket, the home side lost Jed Whittington, clean bowled for three in the third over. That brought Mark Batey to the wicket to join brother Steve and the pair took the score to 140 before Steve fell for an 87-ball 66 that included eight fours and one six. The brothers added 132 for the second wicket. Bruce Maltby joined Mark Batey and the pair added a further 50 runs before Maltby fell to a catch for 15.
The splendid innings of Batey was ended in the 45th and final over by which time he had scored 109 from 137 deliveries, hitting 13 fours and two huge sixes.
One more wicket fell, that of Tom Daniel (15) as the home innings closed on 217-5.
The Bradninch reply was hit by an early wicket for Gabriel Maltby and a second was snared by young Maltby with a catch held by glovesman Jed Whittington.
From 20-2, the score was soon 25-4 with a brace of wickets for Neil Price - one courtesy of a Mark Batey catch the other with Price holding a catch off his own bowling.
The fifth wicket partnership added 50 runs before it was broken by a straight delivery from Jacob Maltby. Then, from 87-5, Bradninch collapsed to 97-9 as Dave Matthews held a catch off his own bowling and teenager Jacob Maltby picked up three more wickets - one clean bowled, one leg before and one courtesy of another Dave Matthews catch.
The visiting last pair - resisted for eight overs until skipper Steve Batey, having swapped to the pavilion end, clean bowled the last man to leave Bradninch all out for 124 and Uplyme and Lyme Regis the winners by a margin of 94 runs.
That's two wins from two E Division East outings for Steve Batey and his men and, up next is a matchday three game on Saturday (May 18) away at Sidmouth III who have also won their first two games.