Uplyme & Lyme Regis teams plunder runs in the sun – all 555 of them!
PUBLISHED: 09:08 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08 17 July 2013
There were runs in the sun for both the Uplyme and Lyme Regis sides which, at the end of a sizzling afternoon, left them with one defeat and one victory.
The 1st XI were faced with the daunting task of trying to become the first team this season to stop the runaway D Division train that is Clyst Hydon.
The Mid Devon side batted first and posted an imposing total of 293, reached with a John Sutton century and a charitable 49 extras! AT 200m without loss it was already looking a lost cause for the visitors, but the introduction of the sloe left arm spin of Mark Brimmacombe changed the dynamic of the innings as he claimed six for 52 in just eight overs and all ten wickets fell in the space of 90 runs!
The reply was led by the Whittington brothers Ben (60) and Jed (52) and the run chase was always up with the asking rate.
There were big wickets taken mid-innings with rare failures with the bat for Taylor and Caddy, but skipper Steve Batey (8) and Mark Brimmacombe (27), got the chase back on track before the loss of Batey with the score on 222 after which the re-introduction of the home overseas bowling star ended the reply on 250, 44 shy of victory with seven overs still to be bowled.
The 2nd XI had much better fortune as they beat Whimple II by a whopping 136 runs.
Batting first, Eddie Clarke (37) and Tyler Wellman (47) took full advantage of the conditions to post an opening stand of 101 within 20 overs. The momentum was maintained by Norman and Bellworthy who added 134 for the third wicket before a bright cameo from Wesley Holmes (30) took the score to 305 for 5.
Nine Whimple wickets were then shared by Wallace Blackmore, Rodney Holmes, Ali Rattenbury, Daley Holmes and Bradley Rowe, the latter returning excellent figures of 1-15 from six overs.
There were also no fewer than seven catches held as the Whimple innings closed on 162-9.
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