Uplyme and Lyme Regis closing in on promotion

PUBLISHED: 21:47 23 August 2012

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Eleven points from their last two games will see Uplyme and Lyme Regis line up in the D Division next season.

That’s the comforting thought for skipper Ash Caddy after his side took 15 points from a winning draw at home to Whitchurch and then learnt of Kentisbeare’s losing draw at home to Kilmington.

Adam Caddy, brother of the skipper, top scored with 65 and Steve Batey chipped in with 45 as maximum batting points were nailed with the innings closing on 206-8.

The skipper then sent down 13 superb overs, seven of which were maidens and claimed 2-18 whilst brother Adam took 2-32, with Whitchurch closing their reply on 154-8.

Caddy said: “We are very close now, but I want to go up as champions and want us to keep playing the sort of cricket we are currently serving up in the last two matches.

Clearly this coming weekend is a pivotal one with Shaldon going to Kentisbeare, they both can’t win that one, so, as long was we do our work correctly at Tiverton and Bickleigh, we may well have a much clearer picture of the end game this Saturday night.”

After Tiverton and Bickleigh it’s a final day home meeting with Bridestowe when all at Uplyme and Lyme Regis will hope the champagne is taken from the pavilion fridge!

Henry Perry (37) and Andy Bellworth (34) were the principle run providers in the Uplyme and Lyme Regis II total of 149 at Axminster II.

The home side got home with five wickets to spare. On Saturday the side host North Devon II who were unable to field a side for last weekends visit to Feniton II.

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