Uplyme exit T20 cup at hands of A Division Bradninch

PUBLISHED: 09:35 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:35 01 June 2015


Uplyme went out of the Servicemaster Devon T20 cup when beaten by Tolchards Devon League A Division outfit Bradninch by 71 runs.

The higher ranked side won the toss and opted to bat and former Warwickshire professional Chris Metters and Bradninch skipper Dan Hardy put on 72 at two-runs-per-ball rate before home skipper Steve Batey removed his opposite number.

Ross Acton joined Metters, but the partnership did not last long as Daley Holmes got the prized wicket of Metters.

Holmes also accounted for Acton, Jones and Ashplant as Uplyme dragged themselves back into the contest.

However, Bradninch player-coach, South African Luandre van Wyke 24), Will Greig (28 not out) and 17-year-old Dunkeswell-based Josh Cann (13 not out) helped steer the Mid Devon side to an imposing 172-7 at the end of their 20 overs. Holmes was the pick of the Uplyme bowling with his four wickets coming at a cost of 23 runs from his allotted four overs.

Richards and Batey led the home reply and had put on 29 when Richards fell for six. Unfortunately O’Hallaran and Steve Batey were both dismissed early in their innings, out for 12 and five respectively. Only Mark Batey (16) and Holmes, the latter with a splendid unbeaten 26, offered much resistance as the Uplyme reply closed on 101-7. Abdul Zafar was the pick of the visiting bowlers with four wickets for 19 runs from four overs.

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