Uplyme and Lyme Regis boosted by middle and late order

PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 06 August 2013

Uplyme and Lyme Regis produced the result of the day in the D Division as they defeated promotion chasing Shaldon by 100 runs.

However, it needed some batting heroics from the middle and late order to prevent them being rolled over for a small score!

With three wickets down and just 12 runs on the board the side were in big trouble and even at 97-5 an early finish looked on the cards.

However, the middle and late order had other ideas. Number eight bat Matt Brimmacombe ended unbeaten on 50 whilst number five bat Alex Taylor hit 48, next man in Adam Caddy chipped in with 28 and skipper Steve Batey weighed in with 34 as the innings closed on 200-9.

That proved to be plenty enough for the win to be sealed as Adam Caddy bowled superbly to claim yet another fivefer.

Called into action as the second change Caddy sent down a ball shy of seven overs and claimed 5-25 whilst Jack Lamb-Wilson picked up 3-29 and there was a wicket each for Neil Price and Steve Batey as the home team were bowled out for 100. Mark Batey held four catches.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis II were also winners, claiming a two wicket hoe victory over Upottery II. Wallace Blackmore returned figures of 3-22 in 8.4 overs whilst Emily Baker, Brian Rattenbury and James Dunford each bagged a brace of wickets as Upottery were bowled out for 143. Dave Norman and Eddie Clarke both had knocks of 32 and opener Henry Perry chipped in with 20 as the reply squeezed home with two wickets and four overs to spare.

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