Uplyme and Lyme Regis remain on course for promotion
PUBLISHED: 08:14 25 July 2012
Uplyme and Lyme Regis returned from a visit to nearest challengers Shaldon with a healthy 15 points from a winning draw.
Steve Batey (82) and Derek Wellman (55) were the principle run providers as Uplyme batted first and closed on 244-6.
Skipper Ashley Caddy then claimed 3-37 as the South Devon side were hanging on with their last pair at the crease on 202-9.
The points banked leave Ashley Caddy’s side 23 points clear with 120 to play for over the final six games. They start their run-in with Saturday’s East Devon derby with Upottery.
After that they have away games at Kentisbeare, Kenn and Tiverton and Bickleigh and home games with Whitchurch and Bridestowe.
Ninety four points from their last six games will see them promoted to the D Division next season.
Uplyme and Lyme Regis II gave table topping Exeter III a real scare before falling to a four wicket defeat.
Dave Norman (66), Eddie Clarke (33), 13-year-old Tyler Wellman (20) and Henry Perry (20) led Uplyme and Lyme Regis to 161-9.
Michael Holding (2-33) and Wallace Blackmore (2-39) had the table topping visitors wobbling at 75-6 before they steadied their ship to get home without further loss of wickets.
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