Uplyme beaten by five wickets at Clyst Hydon

PUBLISHED: 10:36 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36 17 June 2015




Uplyme went down by five wickets on their visit to Clyst Hydon, writes Alfie Jaques.

Skipper Steve Batey won the toss and wasted no time is asking his batsmen to go out and do their work on what looked a perfect batting strip. Richards and Thom opened the innings and were immediately faced with the home side’s Sri Lankan pace man Haturusingha who knocked over the middle stump to return Thom to the pavilion.

This brought the Uplyme overseas player -O’Halloran – to the wicket, but Richards was soon departing, caught behind via a juggled catch at slip for 11.

Mark Batey was next in, and out, his brief stay at the wicket ended when caught at point off the bowling of Arnold to leave the score 38-3.

O’Halloran looked once again in good touch, but his innings was brought to an end when bowled by Billington for 20.

Skipper Batey joined Bellworthy, but the former’s demise was similar to his brother’s as he was soon out for four.

Brimicombe’s dismissal was of the ‘odd kind’ as he fell to catch – the ball coming off the back of his bat! – and this left Uplyme a worrying 74-6.

One youngster came to join another as Wellman joined Bellworthy and the pair began to settle into the game. Having occupied the crease for a large period of time, Bellworthy began to open up as the last ten overs arrived, and he was caught at fly slip for an important knock of 35. The elder, and far wiser Brimicombe, came to join Wellman, but the latter soon fell for a precious innings of 32. The score had moved to 134-8. The pair of Lee and Brimicombe played well together and secured the third batting point, taking the total to its close of 169-8.

Clyst openers Sutton and Wood began the chase with high tempo. Wood, in particular, played as if he had top be off early! However, he was soon out of the action – back in the pavilion with 19 to his name.

Trude joined Sutton and the pair took the total to 72 before Sutton was caught behind off the bowling of O’Halloran for 24. Trude and Lewis then added 44 before Lewis was out for 19 with the score on 116-3.

Sri Lankan Haturusingha was in, and out, for five before Arnold slapped the ball around for an impressive 31 not out. Trude was finally out, well caught by Mark Batey in the deep, but only having completed his half century and that was to be the final wicket success of the game for Uplyme as the home side eased to victory.

The two Batey’s, Lee, Wellman and O’Hallaran shared the wicket taking duties.

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