Uplyme and Lyme Regis net play-off berth
PUBLISHED: 22:12 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 22:12 25 August 2015
Uplyme extended their Tolchards League campaign by another week when their play-off berth was confirmed at stumps on the penultimate day of then league season.
On a day when the rain had a profound effect on the majority of matches Uplyme’s game at Filleigh was no exception.
The home side batted first and the Uplyme bowlers did well to restrict them to 188-8 with paddy Barraclough and Richard O’Halloran both bagging a brace of wickets.
The Uplyme reply closed on 122-9 with Laurie Thomas top scoring with 35 whilst Aussie O’Hallaran chipped in with a knock of 26.
The five points that Uplyme banked from the defeat were sufficient to leave them 25 points clear of Alphington (the Exeter side got seven points fro aria hit game with Seaton) with the last league match day this coming Saturday (August 29).
That all means that Saturday, September 5, will see Uplyme take on the runners-up from the D Division West to see which side will step up into the B Division and meet the likes of Bideford, Thorverton, South Devon and Shobrooke Park in 2016.
As for who the opposition might be in the play-off, it is going to be either Clyst St George or Chelston and Kingskerswell.
Both teams currently have 265 points and both are away on Saturday with Clyst St George visiting third bottom Buckland Monachorum while Chelston have a tougher task as they go to fourth placed Kenn.
If the results of match day nine are repeated then it will be Clyst St George who Uplyme face for on that day they banked 20 points as Buckland could not raise a team while Chelston and Kingskerswell got 19 points from a win over Kenn.