Great Grossberg sets up magnificent Uplyme and Lyme Regis II victory.

PUBLISHED: 13:10 05 July 2011


Uplyme and Lyme Regis recorded the result of the day in local cricket, becoming the first team this season to inflict defeat upon Whimple II.

Batting first with half the side back in the Whimple Pavilion for the sum total of 65 runs things did not look good for the visitors.

However, Shennan Grossberg then struck 54, putting on 50 with Paul Compton (18) and there were other useful contributions from James Dunford (23) and Mike Holding (22) to take the innings to 175.

The last wicket fell on the final delivery which was signalled as a wide. However skipper Brian Rattenbury set off for a single and promptly ran his brother Stuart out!

If the home side thought the visitors seemingly below par total would see them bank yet another win, their positive thoughts were strengthened when they reached 53-1.

Then Rattenbury threw the ball to Jack Lamb-Wilson and he promptly claimed a five wicket haul for just thirty runs.

At the other end the evergreen Rodney Holmes took 4-24 and the final Whimple wicket was taken on 94.

A delighted Rattenbury said: “We thought the game was lost a couple of times. We were obviously in some bother half way through our knock but Shennan took us to a reasonable total. Although, at tea I felt we probably did not have enough and then they got off to a good start but Jack (Lamb-Wilson) turned the game our way and Rodney (Holmes) helped see it through.”

It was a good day all-round for Uplyme and Lyme Regis for the senior side also won, beating Kilmington by 83 runs. Steve Batey hit 97 and there were fine supporting knocks from the skipper (34) and Mark Batey (34) in a total of 246-5. Skipper Caddy then claimed 4-38 as Kilmington were bowled out for 161.

On Saturday Caddy’s side travel to Kenn whilst Rattenbury’s men entertain North Devon III.

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