Brimicombe ton sees Uplyme seconds back to winning ways
PUBLISHED: 10:54 25 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:55 25 May 2015
North Devon 3rds’ decision to take the field with only nine players back fired as a revitalised Uplyme 2nd XI racked up a mammoth 282, to eventually claim victory by a margin of 130 runs.
The highlight of the day for the home side was an undefeated maiden century from Harvey Brimicombe.
Eddie Clarke and Rob Thom put on 52 for the first wicket with Rob Thom going on to score his own half-century. When he was out it brought together Woodroffe student Tyler Wellman and Harvey Brimicombe, the latter home from Winchester University, and together they added 96 for the third wicket before Wellman was out, caught behind for a very well crafted 55.
Brimicombe went on to close on an outstanding 102 not out and later runs also came from James Dunford with 14 and an unbeaten 32 from Wesley Holmes.
The North Devon reply was hit by an early burst from the pace of Holmes and they found themselves in trouble at 28-3.
Although Sam Wooster took two further wickets and Tyler Wellman another, Uplyme were unable to remove opposition skipper Tom Stanton, who closed on 64 and Alistair Ashworth, unbeaten on 20 as stumps were drawn with North Devon 152-6.
Uplyme skipper Ian Thomas was disappointed not to be able to claim full points but he was happy that the recent run of heavy defeats was reversed.
Uplyme and Lyme Regis 1st XI suffered a second defeat of the C Division (East) campaign when they went down by 36 runs to an Ottery St Mary side that top the table after four wins from four outings.
On Saturday the 1st XI entertain second in the table, unbeaten Seaton, whilst the 2nd XI are also in East Devon derby action when they travel to Upottery II.