Uplyme ease to eight wicket win at Feniton

PUBLISHED: 09:52 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:52 01 July 2015

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Uplyme travelled to Feniton for a spicy East Devon encounter. Home captain John Pyle won the toss and elected to bat first, writes Alfie Jaques.

Feniton openers Tucker and Salter had to be patient and managed only 21 runs from the first 10 overs. Barraclough then bowled Tucker to the delight of the Uplyme fielders. This brought Kingdon to the crease who fell lbw to captain Batey who had recently replaced the impressive Rhys Davies. Batey also had Salter caught by the juggling Mark Brimicombe in the slips.

Ramcharran and Allen were at the crease with the score on 50-3, but only had a partnership of one because Allen was caught behind off the bowling of Ollie Lee. Number 6 Frankpitt was run out by Barraclough and John Pyle walked to the middle. Pyle put on 72 with Ramcharran in what was a fairly fortunate sixth wicket stand - the former being dropped twice before Steve Batey held on when Pyle sliced yet another full ball from Adam Caddy.

The score was 131-6 and Ramcharran batted with support from the tail to bring the total to 179-9 with a fine unbeaten 58.

Barraclough (2-29 in nine), S Batey (2-28 in nine), Lee (2-21 in eight) and Caddy (2-31 in seven), took the wickets for Uplyme.

Uplyme openers Bellworthy and Wellman put on 20 for the first wicket before the later fell to Kingdon for six. Bellworthy went soon after for 17, was caught at mid-off when he skied a full ball from John Pyle.

However, O’Halloran and Mark Batey played in a low risk and patient manner as Uplyme managed to take a hold of the game. O’Halloran played very well square of the wicket with Batey backing up with some nice straight shots.

O’Halloran finished unbeaten on 83 and Batey on 62 as Uplyme eased home with 3.3 overs and eight wickets remaining. Kingdon, with one wicket for 21 runs from his seven overs, was the pick of the Feniton bowling.

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